Barge Fuel and Lubricant Tank Radar Level Transmitter

Barge Fuel and Lubricant Tank Liquid Level Sensor

 Barge Fuel and Lubricant Tank Liquid Level Transmitter

When a Louisiana system integrator needed reliable level measurement of their customers fuel and lubricant barges, they turned to Flowline. The client supplies ships in and around the Gulf Coast with diesel fuel and oil via tanker barges. A typical barge is 190′ in length with 6 fuel tanks, 4 oil tanks and a capacity of 2.5 million gallons. Barges are filled and moved from supply terminal to customer ships or staging location and back with tug boats. The challenge is matching customer demand and location with their barge inventory on hand. Hence, the clients need for accurate and reliable inventory monitoring of their floating assets. In addition, they required intrinsic safety, and the ability to measure any petroleum product with a dielectric value ≥ 2. For this reason, Flowline suggested the use of our intrinsically safe radar level sensors that work from gas to grease, and everything in between. The radar sensors provide continuous level data to the satellite telemetry system, which monitors each tank and uploads data packets to the client’s server. Flowline is reliable level measurement.