SecureChem™ systems are used by an increasing number of clients who dose chemicals from IBCs and are frustrated by the amounts of expensive chemical wasted, simply because they have to change the duty IBC to a new one while an operator is available; for example, if the IBC would become empty overnight when nobody is available to change it for a new one. If that happens, then the risk to continuing production is very real! The only way to avoid this would be to have an operator standing by and waiting for the IBC to become completely empty and then changing it instantly! – and even then there will be some time when the chemical is then not available.
H+E developed the SecureChem™ system to address this issue and, at the same time, minimise the hazards of operators when dealing with dangerous chemicals.
For this customer, the system handles two different chemicals and, for each one, two IBCs are connected in duty / standby mode. When one IBC is completely empty, the system automatically switches supply to the standby IBC and at the same time generates an alarm to advice that replacement of the empty IBC is necessary. However, because the IBC holds 1,000 litres of chemical, it is normally the case that it takes some days to consume the chemical and changeover is therefore not urgent.
In this case, the SecureChem™ system is installed outside so it is installed in an enclosure that includes frost protection and an alarm to advise of any future leakage. When pumping the chemicals to the point of use, through the factory, dual-containment pipework was included for additional safety.
Depending on the chemicals used and perhaps on your own in-house requirements, SecureChem™ systems can be supplied in a range of materials. Typically, pipework would be PVC or ABS. However, other materials such as PP, Pe, PVDF and stainless steel are also available.
If you know that you waste chemical but are not sure how much it costs you over a year, you can use our calculator: https://he-water.co.uk/chemical-wastage-calculator/