September 25, 2017

Even Safer Silos

The safe handling of asphalt is a priority at O&G plants around the state. In Southbury, for instance, a six-laser sensor system permits loading of trucks only when they are positioned properly under the asphalt silo, without any operator intervention, and automatically halts loading if the truck moves out of position before loading is complete. Recently at the Bogue Road asphalt plant in Torrington, shown here, an upgraded system that incorporates additional safety features like redundant electronic protection was recently installed by D•Anchor Electric, the system’s designer.