We accommodate the needs of our customers by incorporating custom elements into our IBC tank alarms. Here are some examples that have resulted in custom IBC alarms.
IBC LEVEL CONTROL SYSTEM
This customer wanted to control the level in an IBC. by having our electronics activate a solenoid valve. The challenge with this project is that the emergency level alarm function had to be more than 1″ depth away from the high shutoff in order to handle the drain volume from a long hose after the fill valve was shut off. This meant three pipes that had to be individually adjustable, which meant using our smallest diameter pipes to fit inside the 2″ plug.
The customer’s IBC fill hose connects to the 1″ cam lock plug.
Another feature is that this lid has the threads removed so the cap can simply be pulled off of the top port without twisting. One of the two side thumbscrews is visible in the left picture.
TWO SUCTION PIPES
- This customer wanted an IBC level alarm with two suction pipes to go to different pumps. We thought about simply making adjustable pipes that slid up and down independently but that wouldn’t work because in order to be foolproof, the operators must not be able to position the suction pipes higher than the depth of the alarm pipe at any time or else the pump can draw air instead of chemical. So the only solution was to fit all three pipes into the 2″ NPS plug of the IBC lid. The pipes are welded together and so they all ride up and down as a unit. The only way to accomplish this was to uses 1/2″ polypropylene pipes so they would fit into the NPS plug.
- This unit also required miniature check valves at the bottom of the suction pipes. So we sourced some special duckbill style check valves and made special fittings to retain them.,
This customer wanted a solenoid valve mounted on the lid. Tricker than it looks as we had to machine the lip on the IBC plug, and also create an ¾” NPS pipe thread with custom nut on the underside. This valve was ¾” Asco. Here is the page on solenoid valves.
- These units are “low headroom” and extend above the tank a minimal amount. These are the lowest profiles that includes the electronics on the top of the IBC.
Near Zero Headroom
- These units have no parts extending above the lid for a no-headroom situation on a marine vessel.
CAM FITTING MOUNT
This IBC tank alarm mounts on a 4″ cam-lever fitting so it can be removed from a mating cam plug that is mounted on a tank easily. 2″ cam-lever fitting to connect hose.