The UTI meters are instruments dedicated to the tank operation and gauging, additionally have the capability to determine if the contact product is water or oil-based.
In a move to address the special needs of chemical and refined product carriers and barges, have been designed and implemented the gauging system tapes commonly known as UTI meter.
Featuring an ullage range that can vary from 15 to 35 meters or 25-35 meters depending on make and model, the system uses plastic composite with the integration of temperature sensor and dielectric capacitative sensor suitable for most chemical products and also refined petroleum products.
The sensor employs surface mount technology and circuit enhancements that provide better long-term reliability, more precise ullage level sensing, and improved oil-water “layer detection.”
The new compact model retains the same trouble-free, gas-tight, heavy-duty mechanical design as its larger VLCC class brother. Both models now have built-in viewing window wipers.
All UTI meters are also approved as “Intrinsically Safe” (Exia IIC T4) and as Class 1, Div. 1 gas groups’ C&D equipment.
Equipment is assured by SIRA (Baseefa) annual audits to confirm that quality requirements of ISO 9001 are maintained in addition to their supplementary requirements.
Periodic safety compliance audits are also conducted by FM, CSA, SIRA (ATEX), BV, DNV, CSS.
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