Tank Gauging Systems Include Wireless Functionality

Emerson’s Rosemount TankRadar Rex and Pro tank gauging system now include Smart Wireless functionality. With innovative Smart Wireless technology, new-radar based Rex and Pro systems can be installed in a storage tank farm without the need to install costly long distance signal wiring. Tank gauging data from remotely located tanks, previously collected manually or not at all, can now be easily integrated into the control system, resulting in more efficient tank capacity utilization, more accurate inventory and better loss control.

Many tank storage facilities that would benefit from modern, non-contact gauging have obsolete or non-existent signal wiring from the tank storage area. Retrofit of the gauging system in such plants is normally expensive and time consuming as the distance between storage tanks and the control room can be more than one kilometer, requiring extensive trenching and cabling. Costs associated with wiring, additional hardware, and labor easily drive up the budget for any tank farm expansion project. Emerson’s Smart Wireless solutions enable cost-effective implementation of new measurement points. In addition, compared to wired systems, the time between project start-up and an up-and-running Smart Wireless tank gauging system is drastically reduced.

A Smart Wireless Wireless THUM Adapter is easily installed on existing HART field instruments to free up diagnostics and process information that had previously been inaccessible. The THUM adapter provides the wireless interface between the TankRadar Rex or TankRadar Pro radar gauge and the TankMaster inventory software or host/DCS system via WirelessHART communication with 99.9% data reliability.