System integrator designs a unique solution to meet safety standards

21 February 2016


PPG Industries knows better than most the challenges of storing solvents. Founded in 1883 in Pittsburgh, USA, the company operates globally in nearly 70 countries, and is a world leader in industrial coatings and specialty products. The company has a plant in Stowmarket, Suffolk that specialises in paints used for automobile refinishing.

Amazingly, even though there is a modern factory in the middle of this rural English town, and even though there is a public footpath running alongside the Rivers Gipping and Rat which meet in the middle of the property, the factory’s solvent storage tanks don’t look at all out of place so close to a green space.

The fact that the two differing environments can coexist so successfully is proof
that PPG is a company dedicated to protecting the ecosystem from the potentially explosive solvents that it works with. Their recent efforts to further improve the safety and efficiency of their storage systems led them to Siemens process instruments through system integrator Lark Technology and distributor Process Instrument Sales.

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