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Solid Glass Calibrations for Liquid Level Gauges

Solid Glass Gauge Tops Now Available:

tank level gauge with glass top

Liquid Level Tank Gauge with more durable solid glass top

 

The new solid glass gauge display offers the same or better physical durability as the original plastic tops. However, this new glass gauge top offers much better resistance to sun damage, heat, weathering, chemical fumes, and more.  

The new glass gauge top eliminates the discoloration and cloudiness that can sometimes occur with the original plastic tops.  

It also will not warp, no matter how much heat and sun you expose it to. 

The new glass calibration will also hold up better when exposed to more aggressive chemical conditions, such as acids, caustics, high ethanol E85, Bio Diesel, etc…  

Currently, this glass option is available on three models.  The Type D At A Glance Direct Reading Gauge, the Type H Therma Gauge, and the Type K At A Glance Leak Gauge.

The oldest most reliable mechanical gauge on the market just got better.  As always, our gauges and all the parts on our gauges are Made in the USA.  

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Krueger Gauge News and Events

Trade Shows:

We just wrapped up the Informex Show in Miami, Florida.  I would like to thank everyone that attended our booth.  Our liquid level gauges, designed for above ground storage tanks, are a perfect fit in the volatile world of aggressive chemicals.   Our mechanical gauges are approved for use in flammable liquids, and our all stainless/ all plastic level gauge designs can hold up to nearly any type of corrosive chemical environment.

All Plastic Liquid Level Chemical Gauge

All Stainless Liquid Level Chemical Gauge

We also just finished reserving our booth at the NACS / PEI Show in Las Vegas.  Show dates are from October 8th – 10th 2014.  Our booth number is 6320.  We look forward to seeing all of our old friends at the show, and hopefully making some new ones.

Industy News:

NYC rules for non metallic AST’s

Diesel Generator Leaks. Completely Preventable with the proper gauging.

 

Krueger Sentry Therma Gauge Is A Movie Star

So, I sat down the other day to watch a horribly fantastic SyFy movie called Alien Tornado.  You know the type of movie this is.  Bad acting, bad special effects, low budget, and a fantastic title. Movies that are so bad, they are good.  Kind of like Sharknado, Piranhaconda, Ghost Shark, or Robo Croc, just to name a few.   But something about Alien Tornado jumped out at me like the end of a horror movie when the bad guy is not actually dead.  (Speaking of which, never forget rule number 4: Double Tap)  Alien Tornado has a scene near the end of the movie that features a Krueger Sentry Gauge.  Yes, you heard it here first.  Alien Tornado gave our Therma Gauge some screen time.  How awesome is that.  Well, not very to most of you, but we frickin love it.

Oh yeah, I would like to make two points. First, If you want to use the Krueger Liquid Level Gauge as a handle to save you from an Alien Tornado, I suggest you equip it with the Gauge Guard.  In its base form, it really is not meant as a handle.  Second, the whole point of this scene is that they have to fill up the tank for some reason.  Ummmmm, look at your handy little gauge there.  The tank is full…

Here are some screen shots:

New Krueger Sentry Gauge Webstore

The new web store is live.

http://level-gauges.ksentry.com/

This link takes you to the public store, which shows list pricing/end user pricing for our level gauges.  Wholesale customers / Distributors can call us for a special wholesale login which gives access to special pricing.   Now, you can fully configure a liquid level gauge through our store, regardless of how much customizing you need to do.

A quick walk thru:

  • On the first page, you see the 4 main categories.  Level, Leak, Overfill, and Parts.  For the sake of our demonstration, click on liquid level gauges.
  • On this page, you will see the 5 different gauges we offer for reading liquid level.  Click on the Therma Gauge.
  • On the product page, you have the choice between selecting pre configured gauges, or Configure Custom Gauge.  The pre configured gauges are common part numbers and then just some random stuff.  The Configure Custom Gauge link is the cool part, so lets start there.
  • On this page, you can select every gauge option that we have available for the gauge.  Certain options eliminate other options.  So if you select an option that conflicts with another option, the system will “grey out” or “change” what you are able to select.  (Example, max tank depth is usually 144 inches.  But if you select a gauge with stainless floats, the max tank depth is reduced to 120 inches.

AST Industry News and Articles

Blogged by Lee Geurts

www.ksentry.com

Pennsylvania Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations

Inspectors from the state Department of Environmental Resources are ramping up efforts to find unregistered fuel storage tanks, as one local farmer discovered when he was recently fined by the DEP because he had not obtained a permit for his 8,000-gallon tank.

Why the increased scrutiny?

According to DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday, there was no one specific instance that sparked the agency’s actions to seek out unregistered fuel tanks.

“This is something that the department has been aware of for some time,” Sunday said, “and with the winter months coming up, we wanted to get everyone on board.”

The DEP’s effort, Sunday said, “is to make sure we register both in-ground and above-ground tanks that are not currently registered.”

So in October, DEP sent letters to 1,172 fuel oil providers across the state asking them to help find unregistered tanks. Fuel distributors are required to ask the tank owner to provide a DEP-issued registration certificate before any fuel (gasoline, diesel fuel or kerosene) can be placed in the tank.

“If the distributors deliver product to an unregistered storage tank, they are also liable for any damages” that may occur if fuel escapes from a leaky tank, Sunday said.

If DEP is not aware of unregistered tanks, it cannnot conduct routine inspections on them and the tanks could pose a threat to the environment if the tank or its pipes fail.

Pennsylvania DEP is ramping up it’s AST regulations.
First off, be sure your tank is registered:
Once your tank is registered, you need to be sure that you pass regular inspections.

On page 6 of this last document, references are made to Overfill Prevention Equipment as well as Leak Detection Equipment.  Krueger Sentry Gauge offers inexpensive solutions in both cases.

Lee Geurts

Krueger Sentry Gauge Company

Montana DEQ – Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection

Montana DEQ – Storage Tank Inspection

Is the aboveground storage tank (AST) temporary or permanently removed from Is the aboveground tank protected from vehicle impacts by posts constructed
www.deq.mt.gov/pet/Forms/PDFS/StorageTankCkecklist.pdf

PDF is a check list provided by The Montana DEQ for AST self instpection.

Krueger Sentry Gauge can provide a high level overfill alarm (both visual and audible) to notify the person filling the tank that the fluid has reached 90 percent.  This should satisfy step eleven on the inspection shee.

See example products and documents from our website.

Level Gauge for visual indication

Overfill Alarm for audible indication

PDF for ordering instructions on gauges for the purpose of Overfill alert.

Chemical Spill Contained in Double Wall Tank

DEC Investigates Chemical Spill At LaFargeville Crowley Plant | WWNY TV 7 – News, Weather and Sports for | Watertown, NY | Local News

DEC Investigates Chemical Spill At LaFargeville Crowley Plant

Story Published: Dec 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM EST

Story Updated: Dec 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM EST

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 400 gallons of chemicals spilled last week at the Crowley Foods plant in LaFargeville.

No chemicals were released into the environment.

The DEC said it received a report of the spill on December 2.

The following materials leaked:

- Sodium Hydroxide
- Sulfuric Acid
- Nitric Acid

The DEC said two doublewall aboveground storage tanks leaked their chemical product into the secondary containment of their respective tank.

Plant personnel plan to pump product back into the original tanks, use the chemical up, then replace the tanks, the DEC said.

orginal story from : http://www.wwnytv.com/

ReBlogged by Lee Geurts

www.ksentry.com

Double Wall Tanks doing their Job.  Get Chemical Level Gauges / Chemical Tank Gauges from us at Krueger Gauge.

Examples

All Stainless Gauges

All Plastic Gauges

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Article- Don’t Turn a DEF ear to low DEF.

Don’t turn DEF ear to low diesel exhaust fluid

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF for short) is becoming more common as a key ingredient in diesel engine emission controls. Introduced to North American car drivers in certain Mercedes vehicles in 2006, it spread to the heavy trucking industry in 2007. Now DEF has hit the Detroit Three light truck market.

Ford, GM and certain Dodge diesels trucks come with an extra tank to carry the DEF necessary to meet emission regulations (the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series meet the regulations without a DEF system).

DEF is essentially a 32-per-cent urea-water solution that is injected at a variable rate into the vehicle’s catalytic converter to reduce nitrous-oxide (NOx) emissions.

The amount injected is calculated by the main engine computer and varies dependent on engine load and speed as well as operating temperatures and several other in-puts. DEF is used, on average, at a rate of three per cent of the amount of fuel consumed.

When the DEF stream hits the hot inner surfaces of the catalytic converter it vaporizes and decomposes to form ammonia and carbon dioxide.

The ammonia is then used to convert the NOx emissions to harmless nitrogen and water.

For those who think the system is just another piece of technology that can be ignored, think again. If a DEF tank is left to run dry, the engine will not start.

If the tank runs low while the engine is running, a series of warning messages and lights will appear on the instrument cluster but the vehicle will continue to run until it is switched off by the driver (and then of course it will not restart).

DEF on-board tanks will hold about 30 litres of the fluid. Four-litre jugs can be purchased from most aftermarket parts stores or dealerships (that sell DEF vehicles) for around $12. In the U.S. many heavy truck refuel-ling centres dispense DEF at bulk pumps next to regular fuelling stations for as little as $4 U.S. a gallon.

REad the article at: The Ottawa Citizen

Reblogged by Lee Geurts with Krueger Sentry Gauge Company

Krueger Sentry Gauge manufactures a simple liquid level gauge for above ground bulk storage tanks that works great with DEF.

DEF Liquid Level Gauge

Above Ground Tank Installation- NFPA 30- Tank Storage

The following PDF is the NFPA Code for above ground storage tank (AST) installation.

Above-Ground-Tank-Installation-Relevant-NFPA-Code

On page 4, Section 4.3.2.3.3, letter C the code states the following:

Means shall be provided to prevent overfilling by sounding an alarm when the liquid level in the tank reaches 90 percent of capacity and by automatically stopping delivery of liquid to the tank when the liquid level in the tank reaches 95 percent of capacity. In no case shall these provisions restrict or interfere with the proper functioning of the normal vent or the emergency vent

Our Overfill alarms, when mounted to our standard liquid level gauge (Therma Gauge), provide a 110 DB alarm to warn that the tank is reaching capacity.  The following documents provide testing results and ordering info:

In cases where liquids are flammable and fire protection is paramount, adding the Glass Calibration and the Aluminum Lock Nut to the gauge should eliminate the plastic from the gauge and provide a glass and metal barrier between the inside of the tank and the outside.  For additional protection, upgrade the Aluminum Nut to the Gauge Guard.

Already have a Krueger Gauge and want to get it up to code.  If the gauge is fully functional, just order our upgraded Fire Protection Gauge Repair Kit  and an overfill alarm.  In the case of the kit, we will need to know what gauge type you have.  Example part number is (-”gauge type”-Kit-GLC-ALN). Both the kit and the alarm are easily retrofitted to existing Krueger Tank Gauges.