• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 34, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Continuous and High Flow Gauging System for Surface and Underground Liquid Fuel Storage Tanks in Colombia


Objectives: In this paper, the aim is to show how to generate a gauging table with the continuous use of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical devices that aim to provide reliability, purity and industrial safety, by not directly manipulating the fuel and actions that may vary final product or induce accidents. In addition, by making a custom gauging table for the arbitrary conditions of the tank, the uncertainty about the quantity of the liquid is reduced and, therefore, it does not discriminate on the type, shape or physical characteristics of these, because the characteristic of the tank it is carried out in the place and under the operating conditions. Methods/Analysis: The model was developed in five stages, a saber: Analysis and specification, Design and construction, Evaluation, Modification and Testing. Findings: Through the implementation of this measure system reliability, safety, and decreased operating time thanks to a methodology of continuous high flow samples and offers. Improvements: The developed model can evolve to a system with greater automation, using level and flow sensors with the same or better resolution, which does not have its own interface for reading but can be added to the communication card and flow control, needing a single USB communication port for mobile phones, with the aim of developing the application on mobile phones.

Keywords: Flow, Gauging, Storage Tank, Threats, Volumetric Filling 


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