Developed in close cooperation with the petroleum industry, the WirelessHART FR-Tracker 2.0 safety system is an end-to-end AST floating roof monitoring solution designed to quickly and accurately detect and provide notification of hydrocarbon leaks, accumulated precipitation, acceleration/vibration events, and changes to temperature and deck/ladder inclination.
FR-Tracker 2.0 is deployed in North America and uses the standards-based WirelessHART radio protocol, which is seamlessly integrated into 40 million+ devices. Modular system components offer application and maintenance flexibility.
On EFRTs, Blocked roof drains or overwhelming rainfall can cause water accumulation on the deck beyond the roof’s engineered capacity. The FR-Tracker system can detect when the fluid level is approaching designed limits and when inclination indicates a sinking roof.
As with water accumulation, excess snowfall on an EFR can place more weight on the floating roof than it is designed to handle. Snow layers on EFRTs typically have a layer of water at the bottom that is detectable by the FR-Tracker system's water level sensor.
A stuck seal, ladder or other equipment can cause a roof to stick or sink. The FR-Tracker system can detect the acceleration and roof inclination that indicate this condition.
Seismic activity or any of a number of other factors can cause movement of the floating roof. The FR-Tracker system detects vibration and acceleration that can occur during such events.
Sensor transducers in the FR-Tracker system detect the presence of liquid hydrocarbons (butane and heavier).
External, or open-top, floating roof tanks typically have steel floating roofs with a drainpipe to drain away rain water. Problems that may affect EFRs include excessive rainwater or snow accumulation, rim seal degradation, and stuck seals or ladders. These problems may further cause inclination and/or vibration of the floating roof, and product emissions. Syscor's FR-Tracker Solution has sensor technologies capable of detecting warning signs for these conditions.
Internal, or closed-top, floating roof tanks typically have aluminum roofs that may have penetrations for structural columns and other equipment. Some IFRTs are EFRTs that have been converted for the extra protection the fixed roof provides. Problems that may affect IFRs include rim and equipment seal degradation, and stuck seals or ladders. These problems may further cause inclination and/or vibration of the floating roof and product emissions. Syscor's FR-Tracker Solution has sensor technologies capable of detecting warning signs for these conditions.
The FR-Tracker solution comprises the following products: