Posted on 18 April 2016

New movie shows how valve interlocks are used to prevent contamination at dry bulk storage

A new movie showing the use of valve interlocks at dry bulk storage is just launched on the Netherlocks YouTube channel. Dry bulk loading and unloading is an important aspect in the field of storage and handling of bulk goods, like plastic granulates, pvc powders and other commodities. One of the major challenges in dry bulk handling is to prevent incorrect loading and unloading, which can result in substantial loss. 


At Limpens-Elsloo, they are much aware of that. Limpens is a full logistics service partner in the field of storage and handling of bulk goods. 80 storage silo’s with a total capacity of 22.500m³ enable the company handle import flows from all over the world efficiently and effectively by using the most modern on- and offloading techniques.Netherlocks valve interlocks eliminate incorrect loading and unloading by only allowing the right valves to be opened or closed in the correct sequence, leading operators safely through strict work procedures.

Integrated electronics

The valve interlock system makes use of an Electronic Key Cabinet, which is linked to the storage system. This system autmatically assign a silo to an assignment or order number. Only one key can be taken out of the cabinet.