Knowledge Centre Process Weighing Product News Scales WeighBridge

Weighing News – Industry Basics : (2)Site Selection Criteria for Electronic Road Weighbridges

A weighbridge is a major capital investment. While it is vital to get a site survey and specify each weighbridge according to environment and use, there are common features across all weighbridges that it pays to understand. So, here are some site selection criteria for electronic road weighbridges which are described below;

  1. Site should be free

The site selected should be free from any overhead electric cables as well as free from any unground drainages, cable trenches etc too

  1. Site should be safe

The site should not be a water logging area or floodable area, preferably a few inches above road level.

  1. Avoid unnecessary vehicles on the weighbridge

The vehicles that need not be weighed should not run on the weigh bridge platform

  1. Trouble-free functioning of the weighbridge

Minimum one platform length on either side is a must for free flow of traffic as well as for proper trouble-free functioning of the weighbridge since the approach and exit should be straight too. For example, for weighbridge of platform size 18m length there should be 54m straight road available at all times for best results and a longer life of the system.

  1. Specification for the Weigh Cabin

The weigh cabin should ideally be built between 2-5m from the center line of the platform as the weigh cabin size minimum requirement is 3x3x3m.If this not possible, please discuss before placement of any order.

  1. Availability of power

The availability of power as required by the system, with proper grounding should be ensured.

  1. Independent earthing required

There should be two independent earthing with an electrical resistance of less than 0.15ohms

  1. Pit Mounted Installation requirements

The platform level should be above the surrounding area for pit mounted installations and proper drainage arrangements should be made to avoid water logging.

About the author

Weighing News

Weighing News is an online news portal dedicated to the weighing industry, whether in India or abroad. We bring in the latest news and serve as a global knowledge platform for all those who are part of the world of weighing, such as
• Manufacturers of weighing equipment
• Component makers
• Original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s)
• Repairers and maintenance engineers
• Transporters
• Factory owners
• Industry associations

Because of our focus, we have a very specialised readership. Our visitors are the people engaged in the industry and they use or are involved with weighing products on a daily basis.

Weighing News attempts to report on anything connected with weighing including new and emerging areas in the field. We aim to plug the dearth of knowledge and awareness amongst users of weighing scales and equipment about the innovation and events in the field. We cover all important happenings under different categories like company news, industry events and new launches, regulatory changes, product news and automation. There are also special features like
• Knowledge centre
• Interviews with experts
• Case studies
• Product suggestions

In just two years, Weighing News has built up a regular readership through organic growth. Our visitors are spread across Asia, the Americas and Europe. India, USA, UK, Canada and Germany are the countries with the most readers, followed by China, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore and Greece.

Weighing News is growing fast, with new visitors constituting the majority of our traffic. We offer additional facilities to our subscribers including a newsletter and updates delivered regularly to their e-mail.