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Oil Tank Monitoring Guide

Oil tank monitoring systems are a great way to keep on top of your fuel usage across your business. Read on to learn about the benefits of tank telemetry sensors.

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All You Need to Know About Oil Tank Monitoring

To reduce the risk of running out of oil and the hassle of arranging last-minute deliveries, a fuel supplier can take control of your fuel usage via remote monitoring of your fuel tank levels through a service called tank telemetry.

What is tank telemetry a.k.a oil tank monitoring?

Tank telemetry systems are fuel management solutions that allow 24/7 remote oil tank monitoring of single or multiple tanks’ contents across an organisation. This gives you full visibility of your stored fuel’s quantity, providing valuable insights to help you avoid site downtime and allows you to stay in control of your oil storage.

From fuels like red diesel or heating oil, to lubricants, waste oil and a wide range of common liquids, with tank monitoring you can view in-depth data of your fuel tanks anywhere, at any time.

How does an oil tank monitor work?

Oil tank monitors, or sensors give you complete peace of mind that your fuel levels are adequate, leaving you free to focus on what matters most: your business.

Your tank’s data is stored, processed and sent straight to any web-enabled device via our secure database, giving you full visibility across your fuel.

Fuel levels can then be monitored remotely by your account manager. The probes or sensors will trigger alerts when a tank’s volume drops below pre-defined limits, ensuring your site avoids disastrous downtime.

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What is the best monitor for oil tanks?

There are various types of sensors that we install into our customers’ fuel tanks. To determine which sensor your tank needs, we require some information about the tank, such as:

Sidewall height
Diameter
Maximum capacity
Level of the vessel when the sensor is installed

The sensors monitor your fuel remotely and provide valuable insights into your fuel consumption and trends across the year. It calculates usage patterns and alerts you of predicted run-out dates to ensure you avoid costly business downtime.

How to fit an oil tank monitor

Our engineers will come to your site to fit the oil tank monitor (sensor) safely into your oil storage tanks and ensure it’s within environmental guidelines. To find out whether a tank telemetry solution is right for you and your business, call us today on 0330 123 1444.

Benefits of using tank telemetry

24/7 monitoring of multiple tanks for all sectors
Dedicated account manager to look after your stored fuel
Personalised dashboard to meet your individual needs
Multiple platforms available
Impacts productivity optimisation and cost savings
Easy to use dashboard with data presented in a clear format
View real-time data quickly and easily
Reduced risk of site downtime

Why invest in oil tank monitoring?

Building a business case for tank telemetry is straightforward; it brings productivity optimisation and cost savings in numerous ways. It avoids preventable site visits to top up tanks that have adequate contents, avoids expensive runouts that impact service and provides instant alerts when fuel levels run below a certain threshold.

Remote tank monitoring offers a rapid return of investment and enables significant reductions in unplanned emergency deliveries or even worse, service downtime. What’s more, equipment breakages, leaks, theft, running tanks dry and safety breaches can be quickly detected and managed.

How much does it cost to fit an oil tank monitor?

At Crown Oil, we offer a range of competitive packages on all our tank monitoring systems. Take control of your stored fuel’s quantity and gain total visibility across your entire tank population. Through the simple instalment of sensors in your tanks, you can have complete peace of mind that your fuel needs are in safe hands. Call 0330 123 1444 today to find out more.

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