What are the benefits of a hazardous-area rail scale?

Hazardous-area rail scales from METTLER TOLEDO offer premium accuracy and reliability, maximizing productivity while minimizing downtime – even in tough environments.

Designed for ruggedness and reliability, METTLER TOLEDO rail scales are armed with POWERCELL digital load cell technology, which provide outstanding accuracy and productivity for all application types.

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Who can legally designate hazardous areas?

The designation of hazardous areas is typically the responsibility of regulatory authorities or government agencies in charge of health and safety regulations. In some countries, there may be multiple regulatory bodies involved in the designation of hazardous areas, such as OSHA in the United States, ATEX in Europe, or NEPSI in China. These organizations determine the criteria that define hazardous areas and set the guidelines for the equipment and safety measures required in those areas to minimize the risk of accidents, such as fires or explosions. It is important to follow the guidelines set by these regulatory bodies to ensure the safety of workers and the public in hazardous areas.

How can a rail scale improve my hazardous-area weighing process?

A rail scale designed for use in hazardous areas can improve your weighing process in several ways:

Safety: Hazardous area rail scales are designed to comply with stringent safety standards and regulations. They are built to be explosion-proof and to contain sparks and flames, which means that they are safe to use in environments where there is a risk of fire or explosion.

Accuracy: These scales are designed to provide highly accurate weight measurements of rail cars, tankers, and other heavy equipment used in hazardous environments. This accuracy ensures that the weight of the materials being transported is measured precisely, which is crucial for ensuring compliance with regulations and reducing the risk of accidents.

Efficiency: By providing accurate weight measurements quickly and reliably, a hazardous area rail scale can help to improve the efficiency of your weighing process. This can save time and resources, allowing your operations to run more smoothly and efficiently.

Durability: These scales are built to withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures, humidity, and vibration. This means that they are durable and can withstand frequent use and exposure to the elements.

Overall, a rail scale designed for use in hazardous areas can improve your weighing process by providing accurate, safe, and efficient weight measurements of heavy equipment in these environments.

What load cells are best for hazardous-area railroad weighing?

POWERCELL smart digital load cells are equipped with digital signal processing, improving accuracy and reducing errors caused by temperature, loading cycle, loading time, and signal noise. They are intrinsically safe and comply with many hazardous area restrictions. As they are designed for weighing outside, they carry both IP69k and IP68 ratings for easy cleaning and protection from rain, snow, and floods. Lastly, advanced data analytics and reporting capabilities allow back-office operations to easily spot process trends and mitigate the risk of fraud.