Industrial Tank Weighing Solutions

Industrial Tank Weighing Solutions

Mineabea Intec products are used to help weigh tanks and a 443-tonne container within its poly-propylene production.

Mineabea Intec products are used to help weigh tanks and a 443-tonne container within its poly-propylene production. The high-precision weighing solutions can help ensure accurate results despite the most challenging environmental conditions. To learn more about industrial tank weighing solutions, read on!

Key Facts to Know

For a new polypropylene plant with an annual production capacity of about 450 kilotons, weighing solutions were required to withstand even the most adverse environmental conditions. Polypropylene is the second most common kind of standard plastic used in packaging.


Minebea Intec has supplied a specially designed weighing solution for weighing of an emptying tank for cleaning polypropylene granulates and tanks with waste and other raw materials. Some products used are:

  • Modified installation kits PR 6144, load cells PR 6201
  • Weighing platforms with PR 6201 load cells and PR 6001 mounting kits

Benefits for Customers

High-precision load cells with certifications for EX areas offer top-notch and maximum safety. Especially developed installation kits and cable boxes can help guarantee safety in the production process—also, precisely fitting weighing solutions through modifications.

The Project Objective and Implementation Process

The plant produces the whole spectrum of polypropylene products, like homopolymers, random copolymers, and other impact copolymers. For two applications, precise weighing solutions are required that deliver accurate results even under challenging conditions. The weighing technology has to be able to keep operating correctly and without any disruptions after events like heavy rain, hurricanes, earthquakes, and frost. Braskem awarded the planning and installation of weighing technology to Linde Engineering, which chose considering technology from Minebea Intec. Mineabea Intec then developed three platform scales in different sizes for weighing tanks with other raw and waste materials.

The weighing solution guarantees maximum safety even with high lateral forces. Per customer request, project-specific dummy load cells and pressure and foot pieces for the load cells were made. These different solutions help enable the load cells to be replaced without issues once a maximum of only 5 mm lifts up the container. To learn more about industrial tank weighing solutions, visit the Scale People today!


Since 1956, The Scale People have earned a reputation as the best service provider for calibrating and repairing weighing equipment in the mid-Atlantic area. Our sales team can help you to find the best weighing equipment for your application. We currently have offices in Columbia, MD, and Newport News, VA, but we offer our services nationwide. Over the years, we have built many satisfied clients from various industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and government manufacturing. We are a fully ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited service company offering calibration for balances, scales, dynamometers, force measurements, test weights, pipettes, and more. All our services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’re only a phone call away at +1 (800) 451-9593. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to learn more about our work.

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