It’s coming one way or the other, the steadier and steadier drop in human bodies in the manufacturing floors are a good indicator that the technology realm has progressed to a higher stratosphere than ever before. The conveniences afforded by the utilisation of modern and upgraded technologies have seen the manufacturing and agricultural, warfare and even refinery industries depend more and more on the notion of remote work and automation to get the job done in a more efficient and safe fashion.
From the larger aspects of logistics in shipping departments to the very small notion of remote tank monitoring, technology has made its presence known in a wide variety of different facets of modern industry. While some technological advances are very tailored and specified to one area of one industry, we thought it was interesting to see the wide berth remote tank monitoring has brought, from construction to oil – manufacturing to agriculture.
What Is Remote Tank Monitoring?
Remote tank monitoring is as it sounds, the ability to monitor the levels of various tanks and storage compartments without having to be physically present. Companies like Rugged Telemetry have already showcased this effectively with the use of applications to monitor a wide variety of different environments simultaneously.
The principle remains the same no matter the industry it is utilised in, the sensors being used are also dependent on the material that is to be monitored – this is because different materials have different effects on particular sensors, so they’re used accordingly.
Small Safe Steps To Automation
The reason that this technology is so widely used and utilised is due to the inherent safety benefits they give to companies that have them, especially companies that have inherent dangers associated with working or monitoring on-site.
Oil rigs which are sometimes in very hard to reach places and carry an immense risk in being present is one of the large benefactors of this technology, with the ability to monitor levels without the physical presence required already reducing the risk of injury by a significant margin.
There’s also the manufacturing industry that is benefitting in a more costly manner, with larger companies housing factories in a variety of locations, often the monitoring of inventory and stock levels is difficult enough without thinking of the excess costs involved with hiring and travel to each location for the recording of these levels.
The remote tank monitoring concept is the first in many steps forward in considering the future of automation in these dangerous industries. After all, the ease of monitoring and implementation from afar is a worthwhile one for the bottom line and investors, as well as the overall risk of injury for the workers themselves.
Remote tank monitoring is simply the beginning.
Fergus Murray is the lead editor for Business News Ledger. Fergus has been working as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade having published stories in the New York Times, The Plain Dealer, The Daily Mail and many others. Fergus is based in Detroit and covers issues affecting his city and New York State. When he is not busy writing, Fergus enjoys jogging.