Remote tank monitoring is quite simply getting data via wireless technology from tanks filled with various kinds of substances. The substances can be liquid, such as petroleum or water; it can be gases, such as natural gas and propane; various types of chemicals; and any other substance which may be housed in a tank. This data is used for tracking, monitoring and in many cases used for safety checks. This system is used in a wide variety of industry, from agriculture, manufacturing, public infrastructure and systems, chemicals systems, and many more.
The Reason For Remote
Very often the tanks housing various substances are located in areas which are not easily accessible, such as buried underneath the ground or located deep underwater. Tanks holding natural gas or petroleum are certainly examples of this. It is very often simply impossible to have human eyes monitoring this data and as a result wireless technology comes into play to instead record all levels, pressure, temperatures and more.
Remote tank monitoring is used in a variety of different capacities. First, it might be used simply for inventory management purposes – the underground tank holding gasoline at a service station, for instance, can be monitored via this tank monitoring and suppliers will know exactly what levels the tank or tanks are at and it can be determined if the tank needs refilling. Likewise, if a tank in manufacturing plant holds a certain type of chemical liquid which needs to be replenished, the information gathered via this technology can indicate whether or not the tank needs to be refilled.
Quality assurance and troubleshooting and technical problems can also be accomplished via remote tank monitoring. For instance, if a tank contains chemicals, gases, liquids, water, or what have you, which are replenished, the data gathered from the tank can compare the amounts consumed – either sold or simply distributed – versus the amounts deposited into the tanks and any obvious improper corresponding variance can indicate either a technical malfunction in data collection, leakages, theft, and much more.
Very often tank monitoring deals with safety issues and the data reported via the remote gathering will reveal temperatures, pressures, and levels which might indicate a possible safety hazard. If a tank holding natural gas is exceeding its safe pressure measures or if a chemical substance is under a temperature hotter than what is safe, technicians can be dispatched and the issue can be investigated.
In the case of public infrastructure and use, such as public water, this tank monitoring can indicate various levels of sanitizers, safe and unsafe chemicals and more to assure that the water which is being distributed to the public is safe for any sort of consumption or use. Chlorine levels can indicate whether the water is safe for drinking and if systems feeding chlorine into the water are functioning properly.
Remote tank monitoring is simply acquiring data, via remote technology, on tanks which are located in difficult to reach places and which hold valuable and potentially dangerous substances.