You can remotely monitor just about anything in the world with Industrial IoT sensors! This case study focuses on a customer who uses Tools.Valarm.net to monitor tank volumes in real-time.
You’ll see photos of tanks with products used for construction, like making asphalt and pavement. Knowing inventory in your tanks gives you intelligence for better decision making. Whether it’s helping you with logistics, transportation, or ordering more product only when you need it, remote monitoring units keep your business operating effectively.
In the background are the beautiful desert mountains of Southern Utah. Each of these units is solar powered and connects to Tools.Valarm.net via WiFi network.
Even though GSM cell networks could be used for sending the sensor data to Tools.Valarm.net, it is not the most cost-effective solution for this customer. Why use GSM cell networks when there are already Wireless internet networks available at the deployment locations? WiFi saves you money month after month since you won’t be paying an additional SIM card / phone bill!
These tanks need mobile power sources since they can get up and go mobile at any instant. Solar panels give the Valarm units juice and power even when the tank assets are on the road on trucks & trailers. It also helps that this customer is in a super sunny part of the world. That means the solar panels can be a smaller size.
Note that Tools.Valarm.net is a flexible, open platform so you can use only what you need. Which internet connectivity is most effective for your deployment location? WiFi, Ethernet, or GSM? How about power sources? Is there a standard wall power socket where you can get 110V or do you need solar or another power source? Everyone’s got a different story, so we’ll help you use the most cost-effective solutions for your specific scenarios.
Tank level information is sent to Tools.Valarm.net as often as the customer needs it. Whether that’s 1 time a minute, 1 time an hour, or any other interval, get your sensor info however you want it!
The Volume Calculators feature tells you current volumes after automatically converting sensor values of heights of fluids and products in tanks.
Whether you’ve got horizontal, vertical, cylinder, or ellipse tanks, you’ll get automatic volume calculations. If you’ve got tanks that are going to go on adventures, then add GPS sensors so you’ll also get the precise location of your tanks at any time.
You and your organization can also use Web Dashboards so you’ve got any easy way to know exactly how much product you’ve got in your tanks.
You can log in to your Web Dashboards with any web browser and get a quick overview of what your tanks are up to. You’ll know if you need to order more product before you run out.
Have a look at the screenshot to see an example of a simple tank monitoring dashboard. You’ll see the tank contents, name, and current volume in gallons, liters, or any other units you need.
See our Customer Stories page for more Industrial IoT case studies and remote monitoring customer stories. In addition to tanks you’ll see how Tools.Valarm.net is used in various industries to monitor things like:
- Air Quality – Particulate Matter, dust, PM1, PM2.5, PM10, and gases like O3 / ozone, NOx / nitrogen oxides, CO / carbon monoxide, H2S / hydrogen sulfide, CO2 / carbon dioxide, and SO2 / sulfur dioxide
- Water Wells – Water usage monitoring with flow meters and depths / level sensors for effective fluid and water resources management
- Equipment Run Times – Counters, Data Loggers, and Timers for how long your industrial equipment has been running, e.g., pumps, motors, generators
- Fluid Monitoring – What fluids do you need to monitor?
- Industrial Fleet Vehicles – Trailers and trucks installed with mobile, industrial equipment like tanks, vacuums, flow meters and pumps
We’re happy to help you monitor anything, anywhere. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions.