Butadiene Storage Tank Level Measurement Application

1,3-Butadiene is used primarily as a monomer to manufacture many different types of polymers and copolymers and as a chemical intermediate in the production of industrial chemicals.

Butadiene is an important monomer of synthetic rubber and synthetic resin and is mainly used to synthesize butadiene rubber, nitrile rubber, ABS resin, etc. In addition, This material also is used in adhesives and sealants, coatings for wire and cable, and many other rubber articles.

In the presence of air, it oxidizes to form explosive peroxides. The primary route of potential human exposure to this compound is inhalation. Acute exposure to 1,3-butadiene can cause irritation of the eyes, nasal passages, and throat.

At very high concentrations, inhalation of this gas can result in headaches, fatigue, decreased blood pressure and pulse rate, central nervous system damage, and unconsciousness. It is known to be a human carcinogen.

Butadiene exists in liquid form under pressure storage and transportation. Due to its volatile, flammable, toxic characteristics, the accurate level measurement of the Butadiene tanks is a top priority in process control.

A chemical company in China finally select SKE non-invasive level instruments as their tank measurement solution. The components, including measuring sensor, have been all set outside the tank. The tank keeps operating during the installation process, no shutdown or empty tank.

Measuring sensor at the bottom

Calibration sensor at the side (Real-time calibration of sound velocity ensures accuracy)

As a volatile and highly toxic medium, butadiene will bring many inconveniences by using a traditional level gauge(invasive type). Meanwhile, the process of cleaning the tank may have certain risks.

The non-invasive level gauge not only avoids the above problems but also ensures accurate measurement values. No need to estimate, the real-time liquid level in the tank is displayed in digital form, at a glance