Gauge Pole Floats
Various regulatory agencies are requiring that slotted gauge/guide poles be equipped with an emissions control system. The ATECO Gauge Pole Float and Sleeve has been designed to significantly reduce hydrocarbon emissions from slotted gauge/guide poles located on either external or internal floating roof storage tanks.
The ATECO Gauge Pole Float and Sleeve features a “low-profile,” stainless steel sleeve containing a 25-mil AtecoflexTM PTFE (Teflon®) liner and pole wiper. This liner provides excellent chemical and abrasion resistance and effectively closes the slots in the gauge pole. The sleeve is equipped with a stainless steel slide plate containing a 10-mil reinforced Teflon gasket.
The sleeve completely seals off all the slots of the gauge pole within the gauge well, eliminating vapor emissions through the gauge pipe.
The stainless steel float contains a 10-mil Teflon wiper and is designed to operate in specific gravities ranging from 0.60 to 1.00. It effectively “plugs” the gauge pole, preventing vapors from escaping to the atmosphere.
Both the float and sleeve are designed to be installed with the storage tank remaining in service. Additionally, the ATECO Gauge Pole Float Basin should be considered as part of this complete installation for additional emission control.
This new emission control system is another example product of ATECO’s “Innovative Solutions”philosophy and commitment to providing quality products to the petroleum industry.