Wireless Systems Now Available for Tank Leak Detection in Hazardous Areas

By Natalie Lundie on 5th June, 2013

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Wireless Systems Now Available for Tank Leak Detection in Hazardous Areas

Smart Wireless Leak Detection Technology For Tank Farms

TraceTek and Rosemount team join forces to provide leak detection at a competitive installed cost.

The Problem

One of the main obstructions to the deployment of leak detection technology has been the high cost of hard wiring the leak detection sensors back to control room alarm panels. In some instances the signal cables and installation costs within the tank farm’s hazardous classified areas has amounted to more than 60% of the total system cost.

The Solution

Emerson introduced their Smart Wireless mesh network solution to address the high cost of hazardous area wiring for a variety of pressure, temperature and flow monitoring applications. Now leak detection has been added to the mix.

TraceTek and Rosemount have jointly developed a capability to couple TT5000 fuel sensing cable or TT-FFS fast acting fuel sensor probes to Rosemount’s 702 transmitters. When a facility installs multiple 702 transmitters, they self-organise into a mesh network that relays leak sensor data back to the control room. Users have the option of transferring data directly from the Emerson Smart Wireless Gateway into their SCADA system or they can use a TraceTek TTDM-128 Alarm Panel dedicated to leak detection.

The system has worldwide CID1 approvals from FM and ATEX/IEC Zone 0 approvals from Baseefa. Radio spectrum approval is in place or pending in over 200 countries.

For over 20 years, TraceTek systems have been at the forefront of leak detection technology, and the combination with Emerson’s Smart Wireless system gives tank farm and refinery clients the opportunity to deploy overfill and leak detection sensors at a cost far below what was possible as recently as last year.

For further information on the Leak Detection Products and solutions available from T&D, click the link below or contact our sales team today.

Leak Detection in Hazardous Areas 

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