Tank Level Monitoring with IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we interact with the world around us. One of the most promising applications of IoT technology is tank level monitoring. This technology allows businesses and organizations to monitor the level of fluids in tanks, such as water, fuel, and chemicals. A tank monitoring system can help optimize operations by ensuring tanks are neither overfilled nor underutilized, which can save money and resources. Additionally, tank level monitoring can provide insights into usage patterns and help identify potential issues or inefficiencies, allowing for proactive maintenance and problem-solving.

IoT Tank Level Monitoring Systems 

IoT sensors for wireless tank level monitoring use a variety of technologies that record and transmit critical asset or environmental data through external sensors. These sensors are placed inside or outside the tank and are connected to a wireless network that sends data to a cloud-based platform. The data is then analyzed and displayed on a dashboard or mobile app, giving users real-time information about the tank’s fluid level, temperature, and pressure.


Benefits of Wireless Tank Level Monitoring

Remote tank level monitoring has several benefits for businesses and organizations, including: 

  1. Improved Efficiency: Tank level monitoring eliminates the need for manual checks, reducing the risk of human error and freeing up staff time for other tasks.
  2. Cost Savings: By monitoring tank levels remotely, businesses can optimize their deliveries, reducing the number of trips required to fill up tanks. This leads to cost savings in terms of fuel and labor.
  3. Increased Safety: Remote tank level monitoring systems reduce the need for staff to climb tanks or enter confined spaces, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.
  4. Environmental Protection: By monitoring tank levels, businesses can reduce the risk of spills and leaks, minimizing the impact on the environment.
  5. Better Decision-Making: Real-time data about tank levels enables businesses to make informed decisions about their operations, including when to schedule deliveries and when to perform maintenance.


Applications Tank Level Monitoring with IoT

Tank level monitoring systems have many applications in a variety of industries, including: 

Oil and fuel: Wireless tank level monitoring is used to monitor oil and fuel storage tanks, ensuring that they are filled to the appropriate level and that there are no leaks or spills. Accurate monitoring helps prevent overfilling or underfilling of tanks, which can result in spills or equipment damage. It also allows companies to ensure that they have enough fuel on hand to meet their needs, preventing supply disruptions.

Tank level monitoring is an essential aspect of maintaining safety and compliance with environmental regulations. Companies can optimize their supply chain by making sure that they are delivering fuel where and when it is needed most efficiently. Overall, tank level monitoring plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficient, safe, and compliant operation of the oil and fuel industry. 

Agriculture: Tank monitoring systems are used to monitor irrigation tanks, allowing farmers to ensure that they have enough resources to meet their needs. By monitoring tank levels, farmers can ensure that the irrigation system is adequately supplied with water, preventing such disasters. Furthermore, farmers can optimize fertilizer and pesticide use by monitoring tank levels and ensuring that they apply the correct amount of these substances. 

Water Utilities: Water tank level monitors are used to track levels in water storage tanks. This ensures an adequate water supply during periods of high demand or emergencies. It also helps prevent overflows and underflows, which can result in water loss and supply disruptions. Water tank level monitors can also help in detecting leaks early to prevent contamination and minimize water loss. 


Build a Smarter Tank Level Monitoring Solution with The Hawk IoT Datalogger  

The Hawk is Digital Matter’s multi-functional IoT data logger and sensor hub that supports hundreds of IoT remote monitoring applications, including tank level monitoring. 

Adopting a versatile approach to IoT monitoring hardware, the Hawk utilizes plug-in “IO Cards” that provide the smarts and the interface to connect to a wide range of sensors to build tank level monitoring systems. 

With ultra-rugged IP68-rated housing GORE® vent, the device can withstand the toughest conditions and features multiple power options, including solar, to support full-season deployments.  

Powerful task management allows for tasks to be scheduled or run. These tasks can be a selection of actions, performed on a schedule, or in response to an event. This feature allows for the device to be configured to monitor soil moisture levels specific to the application. Data can then be scheduled to upload at specific times and additionally if the soil moisture levels reach a set threshold. 

Learn more about the Hawk here.


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IoT Devices for Tank Level Monitoring

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