Floating roof failures in petroleum Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) can cause accidents with significant consequences to the tank operator and the environment. Although sensors exist that could detect failure conditions, currently there are no products dedicated to monitoring the floating roofs in ASTs. In response to this industry need, Syscor is developing a wireless sensor system that can be installed permanently on the floating roofs of open-top ASTs to alert tank operators when accident warning signs are detected.
Syscor’s patent-pending sensor system makes petroleum tanks safer by monitoring floating roofs for:
- Rain water accumulation.
- Liquid hydrocarbons.
- Volatile hydrocarbon vapors.
- Roof misalignment.
The sensor system can also cut operational costs by reducing the need for manual tank monitoring.