Level and Quality Monitoring
The basic principle of monitoring the level of a liquid in your customers’ tanks for inventory control is essentially the same as monitoring your own tank levels. The only difference is that usually your customer may have multiple tanks that will need to be connected to the Vendor Managed Inventory system and Alerts will need to be sent to different people within the organisation.
In most cases, it is possible to connect to your customers’ existing instrumentation, whether they have load cells, ultrasonic, microwave or radar level sensors. These will all provide a standard industry recognised signal to provide continuous level detection. These signals can easily be connected to our Telemetry unit and from there, passed to the internet in the manner and frequency required. If the customer only has simple float switches, then the system can be set to send alarms on high or low levels.
Many tanks are made of steel and consequently heat up during the day and inevitably condensation will form, leading to water in the tank. With the increasing amounts of biodiesel contained in road fuel nowadays, it is increasingly important to measure the fuel quality more often to make sure there is no contamination from microbial bacteria or algae that are inherent in diesel. The water in these tanks causes these to grow and form a sludge which is difficult to eradicate.
The sensors we supply cannot only monitor the tank level itself, but it can also measure the level of water at the bottom of the tank at the interface (diesel oil will float on top of the water) to alert you that the tank may need attention.