Hycontrol's SHIELD Brings a New Level of Protection

Published August 2017

On 17 July, after months of development and testing, silo protection expert Hycontrol Ltd. announced the launch of the SHIELD Silo Protection System. The compact, all-in-one system comes after years of developing innovative technology to protect powder storage silos from pressure during tanker-fed deliveries.

Utilizing purpose-designed, state-of-the-art pressure monitoring and control equipment, SHIELD meets and exceeds best engineering practice and current guidance from the Mineral Products Association. The new SHIELD system has been re-designed from the ground up to offer customers the same comprehensive protection as Hycontrol’s original, award-winning SPS, but with a raft of new and enhanced performance features and at a significantly more competitive price.

Powder storage silos are commonplace in many industries but are at risk of over-pressurization during tanker deliveries, which can happen when the filter unit gets blocked or if the pressure blowing in during the fill is uncontrolled. Air pressure from as little as 1psi or 2psi can easily rupture a silo or blow its filter unit off the top. This poses a serious health and safety risk, which is why a comprehensive safety and alarm system is vital. SHIELD incorporates the essential high-accuracy silo safety components into a modular design that can be adjusted to suit site requirements. Maintenance has been made easier and the long-term cost of ownership is significantly lowered. Along with many new features, SHIELD incorporates Hycontrol’s pioneering Ground Level Test technology enabling a one-button full-function test, and inbuilt system diagnostics aid preventative maintenance.

Hycontrol's SHIELD Brings a New Level of Protection

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