Tank monitoring solution provides real-time monitoring and analytics
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Feb. 17, 2015) – ATEK Access Technologies today launched the TankScan Cellular Ultrasonic (TCU) series of liquid tank monitors, a fully integrated cellular-enabled tank level monitoring solution for fuel and lube distributors, waste oil collectors and others managing liquid assets. The TankScan TCU monitor provides remote access to liquid tank data anywhere there is internet access via the TankScan Global customer web portal.
“The TankScan TCU monitor has allowed us to increase efficiency and optimize our distribution process,” said Jeff Weis, owner of Weis Oil in Bird Island, Minn. “Since using the TankScan solution, our average delivery has increased by about 600 gallons on a 2,800-gallon tank. It also saves us one trip per month, which is about 82 miles.”
Using CDMA cellular technology, TankScan TCU can be installed on tanks up-to 12 feet in height in locations where network infrastructure may not be available. It features an integrated non-contact ultrasonic sensor, a durable NEMA 4X enclosure and long battery life.
The TankScan TCU provides the tools necessary to accurately and cost-effectively monitor fluid levels in single tank sites, from the convenience of any computer using ATEK’s TankScan Global customer web portal. ATEK technical support personnel supervise all monitors in the field using the ATEK Service Platform, a dashboard within Salesforce.com that provides alerts when any monitor operates outside of a set of pre-defined parameters. ATEK technical support personnel can then easily generate a case within Salesforce.com and proactively follow-up with customers about their cellular data usage or ship them a new battery, for example.
“Manually monitoring remote storage tanks can be expensive, inefficient and even dangerous when required to climb on top to stick the tanks,” said Sherri McDaniel, president of ATEK Access Technologies. “The TankScan TCU automated tank measurement system optimizes the distribution and collection processes while decreasing the need for manual inspections at remote tank sites. It also ensures trucks are deployed efficiently, eliminating costly run outs or overflows and providing customers with what they need when they need it.”
For more information about TankScan, visit www.tankscan.com and follow them on Twitter at @ATEKTankScan.
About ATEK Access Technologies
ATEK Access Technologies, LLC is part of the ATEK Companies group of technology and manufacturing businesses. Its industry-leading brands use the power of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies to provide customers access to superior efficiencies and savings, essential data and systems, improved safety and control, and expert solutions and support. Its brands include Datakey, Larco and TankScan. For more information, visit www.atekaccess.com.
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