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Wireless Propane Tank Monitor Explained

Generators are a key component of your network - whether they are used as a primary source of power or as backup during a power failure. The bottom line is: your generators are critical.

Many companies often overlook monitoring their propane fuel levels. This means, at any given moment, you're vulnerable to running out of fuel and quickly into a power outage. With your uptime directly depending on your generators as a power source, it's simply too risky to leave such a high-value piece of equipment unmonitored.

Better Visibility Leads to a More Reliable Service
Here's an example for a propane tank.

A common obstacle to getting visibility over propane tanks is a lack of a practical means of reporting the propane levels. Simply running cable all the way to an outdoor tank isn't feasible. Paying $800 for conduit and untold sums for trenching to install a $250 fuel sensor just isn't something everyone is willing to do.

One DPS client needed a better reporting method for their propane tank levels. We worked with this client to develop a wireless solution that could monitor their outdoor propane tanks with their NetGuardian RTUs inside a nearby hut.

Wireless Propane Monitoring
Wireless propane monitoring provides key visibility over critical fuel sources.

In this application, the propane levels are checked once per day to ensure proper levels. However, if the power fails (and therefore the generator turns on), the propane levels are configured to be checked at a more frequent rate. This creates thorough visibility over fuel levels while conserving the battery-powered Wireless Extender.

This wireless sensor application means that there's no need to run conduit to the fuel tank. This ultimately saves money and provides isolation so the conduit doesn't act as a lightning rod directly to your tank.

Get More Info About Wireless Propane Monitoring
Don't turn a blind eye to your fuel levels. Get more information about wireless propane monitoring or work with a DPS engineer to design a dream monitoring solution for your network...

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