Overfill Protection for Tank Farms

At tank farms that store large quantities of fuel or propellant, there is a risk of an explosive gas-air mixture. To protect people and the environment, companies have to continuously monitor and regulate the fill levels of their tank farms. With a safety shutdown system, you are on the safe side. Manage dozens of independent storage tanks with the Tank Farm Overflow Protection System: an integrated, end-to-end solution. It is certified in accordance with the strict IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards up to SIL 3.


How the Tank Farm Overflow Protection System Works

The Tank Farm Overflow Protection System combines two proven HIMA products: The HIMatrix system is flexible, fast, and compact and ensures cost-efficient plant operation. Together with the safeethernet safety bus, you have network technology that you can flexibly adapt to the respective application. Both products are TÜV-certified up to SIL 3.


How You Benefit from the Tank Farm Overflow Protection System as a Tank Farm Operator

  • HIMA_Flexibel
    Adaptable The solution works for individual installations as well as large sites with many tank farms.
  • HIMA_Physisch_getrennt
    Extremely Safe
    Data transfer independent of the physical layer.
  • HIMA_Zertifiziert
    Hardware, software, and safeethernet fulfill SIL 3 requirements.
  • HIMA_Anlagenverfügbarkeit
    Data exchange over safeethernet at speeds of up to 100 Mb/s.
63 tanks  per network

monitored with a single controller.

100 Mb/s SIL 3 data transfer

Safety-related communication with standard Ethernet.

"The fill levels in our tank farms are under control around the clock. With the solution from HIMA, our plants run as planned and do not overflow."

Chief engineer of one of HIMA's customers, tank farm division

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