Telemetry Monitoring System
Using the Metron for remote tank level monitoring
The use of telemetry for remote tank level monitoring reduces distribution costs and improves customer service. By automatically measuring the amount of product within a storage tank, you can:
Increase delivery volumes and reduce part load returns
Improve customer service and confidence
Initiate proactive delivery scheduling
Eliminate run outs and emergency deliveries
Minimize order processing errors
Reduce man power and unattended deliveries
Several factors have caused the cost of transporting product in bulk to escalate, whereas the cost of telemetry has reduced and coupled with the advancements in technology, this makes the solutions more viable. The GSM network allows easy installation without the need of a fixed phone line and ensures complete control with improved reliability so you do not have to rely on someone physically checking the level or forgetting to take a reading as tank levels are automatically read by a machine. In turn, the automated measurements will enable the supplier or vendor to control the amount delivered and arrange the time of delivery to suit your requirements, so they become responsible for managing customer supplies.
The number of people involved in the inventory management process is reduced as is the number of mistakes and accidents; for there will be no need to climb on top of the tanks to check levels hence there is a lesser risk of employee injuries and compensation claims.
The METRON from Powelectrics is capable of monitoring 4 tanks with just one telemetry unit. The unit is self powered with a 5 year battery life and uses the GSM mobile phone network which simplifies installation and is user friendly. The device is flexible as there are variations to suit both large and small tanks. It is easy to test which gives you full confidence of a working system before you leave the site and it also includes temperature monitoring.
As a company, Powelectrics have been providing data communication solutions to a wide range of industries across 5 continents for over 15 years and have witnessed the advances in wireless based telemetry at first hand. Powelectrics can supply the sensor, the telemetry outstation, the sim card, installation and maintenance and also the data hosting, which leaves you to do what you are good at. Powelectrics offer you a complete solution.
Tank Level Sensors
We have within our portfolio level sensors, including hydrostatic level sensors, ultrasonic level sensors and radar level sensors. The Metron wakes up periodically, powers the sensor and takes a reading. The readings can be sent either directly to your mobile phone or they can go to 'Gateway' so you can view the readings over the internet and receive alerts by email and text message if the tank level gets low.
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