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Continuous Floating Roof Tank Condition Monitoring

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. 5 comments so far
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Floating roofs are used on storage tanks to minimize vapor space between the top of the tank and the level of the liquid, typically a petroleum-based product, inside the tank. Per the External floating roof tank Wikipedia entry: The roof rises and falls with the liquid level in the tank. As opposed to a fixed […]

Reliable Level Measurement for Marine Vessel Tanks

Posted in Level on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. No comments yet
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Measure tank levels can be challenging based on many factors including liquid composition, tank geometry, fill/empty rates, etc. And, if measuring levels on marine vessel tanks, there is added complexity with this non-stationary environment. I saw a LinkedIn post from Emerson’s Bert Konings about the complexities of level measurements in marine environments. In it, he […]

Cures for Common Tank Gauging Problems

Posted in Tank Gauging on Friday, November 11th, 2016. No comments yet
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Accurately knowing the level in liquid storage tanks is not only important from a safety standpoint, it’s important to know for accounting, finance, and sales perspective. Accurate and reliable tank gauging systems can improve the performance of the oil & gas, refining, chemical & petrochemical, and other industries that have these storage tanks as part […]

Non-Contacting Radar Level Measurement Frequency Tradeoffs

Posted in Level on Friday, October 14th, 2016. No comments yet
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Microwaves have many uses including communications, navigation, radar, radio astronomy, heating and power, and spectroscopy to name a few. For instrumentation and automation, radar level measurement works by emitting microwaves to measure distance. The first radar level measurement system was installed on a commercial oil tanker in 1976. Today, the technology has advanced to measure […]

Guided Wave Radar Level Measurement in Vessel Bypass Chambers

Posted in Level on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016. No comments yet
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Accurately measuring levels in vessels is important in many aspects—safety, efficiency, reliability and availability to name a few. Mechanical level measurement devices historically have been failure prone and have required regular maintenance. Guided wave radar (GWR) technology avoids the problems with associated with mechanical devices, but is affected by obstructions in the vessel such as […]