Chemical Handling - Scud
The SCUD is a calibrated tank (in 5 litre graduations), a pump which pumps the chemical out of the envirodrum (envirodrums offer environmental, occupational health, safety and business efficiency benefits) into the SCUD tank and the micro-matic fittings that allows the system to be flushed with water after each batch. The SCUD is safe to use when handling chemicals. The chemical is transferred from the Envirodrum to the boom tank in a closed system, which protects the person from toxic chemical fumes and chemical splash.
The SCUD's main advantage over other systems is that it measures volume not flow, so 5 litres of water is the same as 5 litres of thick chemical. The accuracy of a flow meter will vary with different chemical viscosity, that is why they require different settings for different chemicals, which leaves them open for operator error. Because the SCUD doesn't use a flow meter it eliminates this problem.
The SCUD is always set up, so no matter where you are all you need is the chemical and a water supply. This also saves a lot of time when filling, so you spend more time in the paddock and get more done in the day.
The SCUD is safe. The chemical is transferred from the Envirodrum to the boom tank in a completely closed system, which protects the operator from toxic chemical fumes and chemical splash.
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SCUD Australia, SCUD Chemical Transfer System, 2009, http://www.scudagchem.com.au/scud_chemical_transfer_system/, 21/02/2010