In tank storage applications, the challenge for operations is to maximize tank capacity while minimizing the risk of overfill and hazardous spillage while accurately managing inventory.
Preventing pump overheating is also a concern. Many of these tanks are in remote or difficult to reach locations without easy access to cable infrastructure or communications. The adoption of traditional wired technologies to address this challenge can be cumbersome as the cost of installing new wiring can be prohibitive. Besides wiring, the required infrastructure can include ducting, cable trays and trenching, not to mention the challenges of performing this work while the site is operational.