If your company deals with the transfer of chemicals, gas or oil, skid systems can make your life simpler. All components are in one place, systems can be customized to suit your needs, there’s very little down time for installation and systems can integrate easily with existing equipment.
When working with fluid transfer, namely oil, gas or chemicals, a skid mounted loading and metering system is an excellent idea for several reasons. Everything is located right there on the skid so it’s easy to access the system whenever testing or maintenance is necessary. Another positive is that skid systems are ready to go as soon as you receive them thanks to high quality construction and thorough testing before shipment. Skid systems can be tailored to meet specific requirements for the job site in which it will be used. For example, let’s say your company needed a skid mounted blending system for alternative fuels like ethanol and biodiesel. This type of system provides extremely accurate equipment that makes it ideal for custody transfer. Both you and your customer will know the exact amount of fuel transferred. The system can be constructed so that its information is sent to a junction box mounted on a control panel. The skid can also include a flow computer, an emergency stop button, plus overfill and grounding equipment.
Skid systems are quite versatile and can be built for use in cooling, heat transfer, metering, pumping and more. They also ensure safe handling of hazardous liquids. In this instance a custom built package might include filtration, meters, pumps, valves, instrumentation, grounding, high-level shut-off, and ticket printing systems. Skid systems “play well with others” as they integrate easily with loading rack systems for tank trucks and rail cars.
If your company is purchasing any sort of skid mounted system, find a turn-key operation where all skid components will be assembled, wired and tested in one location. A single source makes your life easier if you ever need replacement parts, maintenance, etc. The system is delivered ready to start up and there should be very little downtime involved during installation. To avoid lost parts, controls and accessories are delivered at the same time as the skid.
Skid systems are designed for precision control and operation. Depending on site requirements, systems can include:
- a flow monitoring and control system
- mixing tank, mixer and tank level control
- high-pressure injection service
- stainless steel construction to withstand corrosive environments
- compact design for limited spaces
Carbis Fluid Handling can construct a range of skid systems designed to meet your company’s work site requirements. Our fluid handling systems ensure you get complete integration of equipment and single-point utility connections. Contact Carbis Fluid Handling today and find out how our pump and metering skids can help your company move liquids accurately, efficiently and safely.