Palmer Bulk Transfer System (BTS)
The Palmer Bulk Transfer System (BTS) draws on Palmer’s decades of
pumping, metering and storage of a variety of difficult-to-handle-and-store
chemicals, especially those associated with chemically bonded sand molding
Safety is a major concern at all times, but proper handling is
especially critical with flammable solvent bearing chemicals.
The Palmer BTS consists of:
- Bulk supply tanks, anywhere from drums or totes up to
properly designed storage tanks holding thousands of gallons.
These bulk storage containers are located in a fireproof room or
any logical location
- A properly designed pumping system consisting of anywhere
from simple gear pumps up to high pressure magnetically coupled
pumps of a variety of exotic alloys for correct capacity and
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- Small logically sized day tanks for each liquid located at
the point of usage for either continuous, batch or other type of
mixer. These tanks can be heated with temperature sensitive
heaters to keep chemicals at the optimum temperature for
accurate metering and mixing. These day tanks are equipped with
precise, heavy duty, proximity switches mounted to translucent
sight indicators to tell the bulk supply pumps to divert to fill
the day tanks. The day tanks are vented back to supply.
- A properly designed PLC based control system to maintain
levels, monitor flow rates, troubleshoot system, and is complete
with a color HMI with logically constructed menus to set flow
rates, levels etc. This system can be set up to work with any
operating system via Ethernet or existing internal operating
The BTS can be configured to integrate with any existing
metering system or the wide variety of Palmer RP retrofit
pumping series of chemical metering systems, from the base RP
system all the way to the state of the art Flowboss Mass
Flowmeter pumping system.
The advantages of the Palmer BTS are many:
The BTS keeps a minimum calculated amount of chemical at the
point of usage which greatly reduces the possibility of
potentially deadly fire as the bulk supply of flammable
chemicals is away from hazardous areas.
- LOWER CORPORATE OPERATING COSTS
The BTS is much safer versus traditional methods of storing
thousands of lbs of flammable materials in dangerous foundry
areas, and therefore, fire insurance rates are often reduced. Resin fires have been known to completely engulf a facility
which at a minimum can result in short term loss of production
all the way to a complete loss of structure and in the worst
case, injury or death.
The BTS keeps the
correct amount of chemical ready for use at all times
The BTS can be equipped to operate with any existing operating
system to monitor usage on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly
basis, along with Ethernet-based monitoring system or plant-wide
You can rest easy
because you know the BTS is keeping your chemicals at the
correct level and in the correct condition day after day.
Remote monitoring is also available.
When coupled with any of the extensive line of Palmer continuous
or batch metering systems, you are assured of repeatable
consistent long service life. All Palmer equipment is
constructed utilizing internationally available first class