Why Safety Pumping Systems?

The Green Solution for Oil Transport

Heavy Duty Innovations, LLC (HDI) enables the safe, environmentally friendly transloading of hazardous liquids during transport. Building on our success in refined petroleum and crude oil truck transport systems, HDI’s vision is to be the interface between the driver/operator and all types of hazardous liquids during trans-loading operations.

Eliminate Blowing Hoses during Pumping Operations

Safety Pumping Systems from HDI mount on the tractor or trailer of petroleum truck tankers with models optimized for crude or refined oil products. Our systems prevent the biggest causes of environmental contamination and driver injury – blowing hoses and overfilling the truck’s tank.*

Return on Investment

The costof a spill or accident goes far beyond the cost of the environmental cleanup, fines and medical liability in the case of driver injury. Environmental contamination accidents also causes insurance premiums to increase. These costs dwarf the cost of a Safety Pumping System.

Corporate Responsibility

More importantly, the oil companies are under increasing environmental scrutiny, particularly in fields that involve fracking. Preventing damage to the environment and promoting environmental protection creates significant strategic value as it affects regulators, environmentalists and public perception. BP and Exxon have experienced the adverse effects that a high profile environmental contamination can have on market capitalization and their brand.

Implementing Safety Pumping Systems is part of a zero tolerance, 100% compliance strategy when it comes to the environment and driver safety.

 *note: requires ESI interface with tank gauging system.

Safety FeatureWhy it’s Important
Full Pump Relief Valve Protection in both directions of flowPrevents over pressurization and failures of hoses, fittings and other components that cause a spill.
A Neutral PositionWhen the pump system starts up there is no flow of crude and no pressure. Even if there is a problem somewhere, there is no spill.
Tactile FeedbackPushing an on/off button provides no warning of a pending accident. The driver should be able to "feel" if there is a problem and be able to correct it before there is a spill.
Proportional Flow Control in Both Directions of FlowMoving slowly from Neutral to one GPM, two GPM, etc. allows the driver to feel if there is a problem in any of his connections. It also enables low pressure operations when required.
Immediate Stop or Reversal of FlowIf a problem develops, the driver must be able to immediately stop or reverse the flow and resulting pressure to prevent or minimize the impact of a spill.
Standardized, Simple Operating ProceduresTrucks, trailer and pump operating procedures vary between fleets and often between trucks. Simplifying and standardizing operating procedures for all pump systems prevents confusion when drivers move truck- to-truck or fleet-to-fleet.
Driver Training & CertificationStandardized system operating procedures make it easier to train drivers and to develop an effective Driver Certification program.
Visual CuesDrivers and supervisors can observe the handle position of the SPS system and know exactly what is happening during pumping operations; loading on, loading off, rate of flow, etc.
Pump Controls at the Pump SystemThe pump system should be fully controlled at the pump, not from inside the cab of the truck. The driver should be at the pump system during trans-loading in case a problem arises.
Electronic Safety Interface™Employing modern electronics and sensor technology, ESI provides an additional margin of safety. Features will include; overflow PTO shut off, prevention of PTO engagement if system not in Neutral, driver proximity sensing, pressure sensor PTO shut off and an interface for popular fleet management systems.