Safe storage and transport of chemicals

Reduce risk to health, assets and environment without compromising availability and efficiency

The Chemical industry faces many challenges not only when processing hazardous materials but also while storing and transporting them. This poses potential hazards for people and the environment. To avoid these risks and make storage and transport of chemicals as safe as possible is a top priority in the industry. Disasters such as the Bhopal tragedy and the release of toxic substances in Seveso, illustrate the importance of a proper safety management for transportation and storage areas.

Protection throughout the entire loop

In order to ensure you remain protected, the entire safety loop system including measuring, controlling and correcting elements should come from one source. With our comprehensive portfolio, we also help you overcome challenges like productivity, safety and environmental issues as well as getting real time information of your tank farm. We provide you with appropriate solutions to process hazardous substances safely with:

  • Certified safety engineers and management systems

  • Standards and recommendations which are internationally recognized: NAMUR, WHG, IP, ASME, NACE, API, IEC 17025, MID, OIML

  • Hazardous area approvals that are internationally accepted: ATEX, IECEx, FM/CSA, NEPSI, TIIS, INMETRO

  • State-of-the-art technology like functional safety according to IEC 61508 (up to SIL 3)

  • Uniform operating safety by design concepts for simple and safe operations

What you can do

Click through these process maps and learn in detail how you can increase safety for chemical containers in storage areas.

Storage & Transportation of chemicals overview ©Endress+Hauser

Protection throughout the entire supply chain

Storage of chemicals in tank - process map with parameters ©Endress+Hauser

It is good practice to separate continuous level measurement & overfill prevention functions into two distinct systems. You will reach safe & reliable level measurement with our Liquiphant Failsafe.

Overfill prevention system for a tank with chemicals -  process map with parameters ©Endress+Hauser

Safely monitor your tank and prevent hazardous overflow with an intelligent system that is able to operate by itself.

Loading and unloading of chemicals - process map with parameters ©Endress+Hauser

Reliable monitoring of your loading application thanks to Coriolis measurement principle.

Process map with parameters for custody transfer chemicals ©Endress+Hauser
Process map with parameters for filling and packaging chemicals ©Endress+Hauser

Processes and applications

We help you to choose reliable solutions to ensure safety for storage & transportation for chemicals

Reliable metering solutions ensure safety of your storage

Besides targeting safe monitoring of your tanks, it is also important to keep track of how much chemical material and available storage you have on site. That’s why inventory control, loading and unloading in tank terminals, depots and transport vehicles need to be of the latest design. We provide appropriate process measurements such as level and flow for your successful terminal control, from highly accurate tank gauging through to the transfer of highly viscous products.

Tank overfilling can cost you money and trust. We help you to choose the right measurement device.

Tank overfilling can cost you money, reputation and trust

Tank overfills are a major concern as their results can be disastrous. Controlling the level of your tanks requires sophisticated technology. Level measurement must be accurate and reliable to prevent hazardous substances from spilling.

  • Our Liquiphant Failsafe point level switch provides accurate fluid-level measurement for overfill prevention independent of other gauging systems installed on your tank or container

  • Safe function thanks to continuous self-monitoring, smart proof testing via push button without dismounting and a proof test interval of up to 12 years saves you time and money

  • Safe, reliable and transparent level measurement with Micropilot 80GHz radar devices, for continuous non-contact measurement of liquids

Monitoring a tank safely we help you with an intelligent system

Monitoring a tank safely with an intelligent system

A faulty level gauge can fail to alert operators at a storage depot when a storage tank is being filled to a dangerously high level. Using an independent automated overfill prevention system helps to reliably detect, indicate and prevent hazardous overflow of your chemical or petrochemical storage. This results in:

  • Significant time savings thanks to performing the filling operation of multiple tanks simultaneously without administering

  • Increased tank capacity thanks to reduced reaction times to shutdown

  • The remote automated proof test saves time and reduces effort - 16 tanks in less than 5 minutes

Safe truck laoding system with Coriolis measurement

Safe loading of hazardous products with Coriolis principle

With our Coliolis measurement principle we offer you an accurate and safe measurement compared to volume flowmeters when loading hazardous materials. How can you benefit by using this principle?

  • Our loading metering skids (LMS) are designed and certified in accordance with the Measurement Instrument Directive (MID), guaranteeing you compliance with the legislation on trading transactions

  • Reduce billing errors, thanks to high-performance Coriolis Promass meters

  • Lower pressure loss than with volume flowmeters

Browse through our portfolio!


Plant safety and productivity are critical topics that require a partner you can trust; one not interested in short-term profits but in developing sustainable relationships. With our 60+ years of experience, including a long history of industry firsts, we have grown with your sector. Our instruments and solutions are developed according to relevant safety standards, ensuring safe storage and transport of chemicals.

  • 17+ years

    of functional safety standard IEC 61508 (quality, safety and reliability) applied.

  • >90%

    of your time saved when proof testing the safety instrumented system with an automated overfill prevention system. Considering 4 hrs per tank using the conventional way.

  • >4.8 Mio.

    Vibronic point level switches installed in liquids world wide.