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Do you use either propane or diesel as a primary or backup power source at your remote sites? If you do, you know that running out of fuel has major consequences.
Your remote sites need fuel (propane/LPG or diesel) to stay online when commercial power fails. With limited battery plant capacity, you never want your fuel tanks to unexpectedly run dry. Imagine the expense and stress of rushing a refueling truck out to your site and hoping it gets there in time.
But tracking your propane or diesel levels is complicated. You have a lot of sites, and they consume fuel at different rates. You can schedule routine refueling trips based on average consumption, but that's not very efficient and you'll still get the occasional surprise.
With modern fuel sensor technology, it's now possible to use fuel sensors to remote track fuel levels. You and your team will get alerts whenever fuel runs low. You'll be able to refocus your experts on more important work because refueling will suddenly be a simple process to manage.
So, you need fuel tank monitoring equipment that monitors your fuel levels in near-real-time. It sends you low-fuel alarms. It even toggles between tanks when one is running dry.
Let's start by looking at an example site:
As you can see above, the key elements of fuel system monitoring are:
No. You don't need to penetrate the walls of your tanks to set up fuel level sensors. You just need to choose an appropriate sensor for your needs. There are several types of fuel sensors available:
Many companies often overlook generator monitoring of their propane/diesel fuel levels. This means, at any given moment, you're vulnerable to running out of fuel and quickly into a power outage. With your uptime directly depending on your generators as a power source, it's simply too risky to leave such a high-value piece of equipment unmonitored.
Tank level monitoring, just like most other elements of network visibility, offers two kinds of benefits:
Do you want to simplify your remote monitoring management to make things easier for you and your crew? Call DPS today to go over fuel monitoring and other monitoring solutions techniques to prevent unpleasant surprises:
1-800-693-0351 or email@example.com