Remote Tank Level Monitoring
vMonitor delivered a Wireless System for High Level Alarm Monitoring to be
used in a Refinery Tank Farm in Houston. This system uses vMonitor
proprietary wireless sensor technology to deliver the end user with the benefits of a
remote monitoring system without the expenses and time-consumption a wired system
project implies. This paper presents an overview of the system and its architecture.
The Tank farms have a hard-wired monitoring system for High Level alarms that has been providing the alarming information (and in some tanks also the actual level reading) for years. This hard-wired monitoring system has presented failures and a project for recondition them has been approved. The problem arises due to the required time span for the project completion: it is too much time and the refinery operations people could not wait until that project finishes in order to have reliable information on these high level alarms. They required a monitoring solution that could be deployed quickly and with a high level of trust.