Fuel Tank Monitoring System Overview
The monitoring solution has been designed and developed specifically to measure, monitor and report on fuel tank levels on plant equipment/vehicles. Primarily the hardware installed will be to alert designated users of any decanting/theft from the vehicle tanks in order to control losses.
This is achieved via installation of a GPS capable measuring device on the fuel tank of the vehicle. This measuring device can report its fuel tank information (volume & level) at a user defined interval via 3G/4G cellular network to a data repository. The fuel level sensor is installed with no drilling or intrusion into the vehicle tank, therefore retaining vehicle warranties. It is externally mounted and operates using the ultrasonic level measurement principle to detect fuel level.
The information in the data repository can then be accessed on a web portal via PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet from anywhere with an internet connection. Information available on the portal gives access to level, volume, usage history and precise tank location.
Data can then be exported from the portal to any file format (Excel, PDF) for presentation of reported information in graphical or tabular format. This enables the user to track performance, consumption and calculate potential savings.
Early warning for abnormal conditions is achieved with email, SMS or smartphone app alerts.