Tank unloading station for trucks and railway tank cars

Project description

Süd Chemie AG (now Clariant), the globally active and innovative speciality chemicals company, has future-proofed its main production facility. A tank unloading station for trucks and railway cars, including storage tanks, now ensures a centralised and efficient supply of specialist chemicals to several production plants.

The plant includes one unloading station for trucks, and one for railway tank cars. There are six storage tanks to keep the delivered raw materials. The production plants downstream are supplied via the pump room. A control system checks and sets the required transport routes and handles the tank management and automatic unloading processes. There is also an auxiliary control room for on-site control and human intervention if required.

Scope of our services

EI&C planning

  • Design of safety technology (SIL, ATEX, water resources act/WHG)
  • Electrical engineering scheme
  • Specification of field devices
  • Procurement management
  • Production inspection
  • Layout drawings and circuit diagrams with ELCAD CAE system
  • As-built documentation

Automation and process control technology

  • Step7 and WinCC flexible design and system configuration
  • ASI, Profibus and Ethernet, weighing systems
  • Implementation detail specifications
  • Project planning and commissioning of the control and visualisation level for automatic and manual operation
  • Additional tank information system via CP343-1 with webserver/browser access
  • Commissioning
  • Operator training

Switchgear construction

  • 1 PLC control cabinet
  • 1 operator station for outdoor use
  • 3 supply and power cabinets

EI&C installation

  • Installation and assembly of control and power cabinets
  • Extension of cable runs
  • Installation of field devices
  • Cable laying and connection
  • Plant earthing
  • Cold testing of connections
  • Test and measurement protocols


Elektro Kreutzpointner GmbH
Burgkirchener Str. 3
D-84489 Burghausen
Tel.: +49 8677 8703-270

Tank unloading station for trucks and railway tank cars: Our scope of services included EI&C planning, automation technology, EI&C installation and switchgear construction.