Midland Offers Liquid Level Overfill Alarm System For Tank Barges

Midland Manufacturing Corp. of Skokie, 111., has developed a portable liquid level overfill alarm system for tank barges, equipped with a barge inlet connector, per API Recommended Practice 1125. The Model B-599 is intrinsically safe and self-contained, providing high level and overfill alarms.

Gaston Barmore, director of technical services, said, "We are resolving a problem which a barge operator confronts when there is no dockside alarm system available." Mr. Barmore described the system as "satisfying the requirements of 46 CFR 39.20-7(b) and 46 CFR 39.20- 9(a)." While specifically addressing the situation where a barge operator does not have access to a dockside alarm system, the B-599 can also actuate an alarm and automatic shutdown system at the dock facility overfill control panel, if available.

"The B-599 can operate continuously for 24 hours before it is necessary to recharge the self-contained, sealed batteries," Mr. Barmore stated. The complete system is housed in a watertight, transportable case.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 57,  Apr 1992

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