HOW IT WORKS
Holding two pieces of conducting material in parallel in a liquid will transmit a natural signal through an inductor. From there, the signal is wirelessly transmitted to an antenna sitting directly above it and sent along a coax cable to the electronics board. There is no voltage coming or going to the fuel tank. The probe is picking up the natural magnetic frequency that the material is submerged in and the software is translating that information into a useable form via your fuel gauge. From that point, the output can be transmitted over communication lines to give a real time level/volume and fuel quality reading to an operator anywhere in the world.
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If you have a cell phone tower in Kenya being monitored by your company in Chicago, IL, our sensor gives your monitoring station an accurate level/volume reading. As an added bonus, when the contractors go to refuel the tank, the monitoring company can be assured the proper type of fuel is being used with the quality sensing ability of TWS. If the sensor detects a contaminant is in the tank, an alarm can be triggered, fuel pumps shut off and the generator switched to battery power until the issue can be resolved. Doing this, will save the cost of repair of the machinery and reassure proper refueling is taking place.
Older locomotives use a site-glass and older float technology to see how much fuel is in the tank. When refueling, the operator often will have overflow issues because of a cloudy site-glass or an inaccurate float. This will cause environmental issues and a costly cleanup, not to mention the cost of lost fuel. TWS can be retrofitted onto the existing tank with little or no modifications and then have digital gallon readings for the filler and engineer in different locations to monitor levels.
The pit crew of a race team wants to know if they can finish a race or not as they get down to the last inch of fuel in the tank. They are measuring the electrical load on the fuel pumps and guessing what is left. This is the difference with winning and losing a major race. Placing multiple sensors around the tank, TWS can generate a real time 3-D map of the fuel tank and where the fuel is within that tank. This will allow the crew to make the decision to come in, ease off the accelerator or just go for the finish line.
TWS can be supplied as an OEM sensor to the automotive industry. Having dual uses of level and fuel quality, built into a single sensor, saving the manufacture costs in production. This special sensor can be encapsulated into the plastic molded fuel tank at the factory and perform the same duties with more accuracy, at a fraction of the cost of traditional sensors. If the consumer uses the wrong fuel, the sensor will give an automatic reaction depending on the programming from the OEM.