Day Tank Level Monitoring

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Application: Monitor fill levels in a tank

Challenges: Area cannot be wired

Solution: SureCross Wireless System and T30U Ultrasonic Sensor

Benefits: Banner Engineering's Wireless products eliminate the need for cables

For tank locations not wired for power or data transfer, a wireless sensor network can gather the tank data and transmit it to a central control location for analysis and logging.

Day tank fill levels are monitored continuously so that materials are maintained at a specific quantity. Because these tanks are slowly filled or depleted, ultrasonic sensors can be used to measure the tank levels without false readings or tank wall interference.

Description

Using a wireless level monitoring system, day tank fill levels are now monitored continuously so that materials are maintained at a specific quantity. Because these tanks are slowly filled or depleted, ultrasonic sensors can be used to measure the tank levels without false readings or tank wall interference.

With a SureCross Wireless Network, FlexPower™ Nodes are deployed at each tank without the need to run cables for power or I/O data transmission. Banner’s unique power management capability enables a Node equipped with a T30UF ultrasonic analog level sensor to operate for years on a single DX81 battery power supply.

Remotely located tank sensor readings can be forwarded to a host system for data tracking, sending e-mail alerts, or to trigger specific events, such as refilling the tank. 

Tank resources are only filled when necessary to maintain customer-defined levels. Time is no longer wasted performing routine refills on tanks that did not need to be refilled.


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