Monitoring storage tanks in industrial facilities must be conducted on a regular, sometimes frequent basis. For locations with numerous tanks at the site, such as food processing buildings and storage silos, this can become an issue. Workers are required to do rounds around the operating floor, taking note of various meter readings and documenting the status of the materials or goods inside the chambers. The installation of LED lights, as well as sensors and cameras can boost such meticulous tasks associated with tank maintenance, inspection and daily operation.
Tank Monitoring Lights
Tank monitoring is supported by powerful lighting systems. Compact LED lights can be mounted on the side of the tank, with the light pointed downwards, into the chamber. Alternatively, the lamps may be positioned to illuminate sensors or level readings, which measure the tank’s contents.
Depending on the type of materials being stored, lights used for tank monitoring should be explosion proof to accommodate combustible environments. Furthermore, waterproof housings are common for tanks that store liquids.
Implementing Sensors and Cameras
Ultrasonic sensors are effective for wireless monitoring of tanks and containers. The units work by taking measurements at specific times during the day or night, automatically recording the readings for logging, research and monitoring.
Various settings can be configured, so that in the event of abnormal occurrences, such as overflow, rapid fluctuations in temperatures and more, the sensor may trigger an alarm system to notify plant managers in real-time. Moreover, the alarm system may come with an Leds or stack light for immediate notification around the site for nearby workers.
Remote viewing of tanks is facilitated by cameras. With such equipment in place, supervisors have the option to monitor multiple tanks at once – even located in different rooms. This makes tank management less demanding and reactions to emergencies much faster.