POWERING SUCCESS IN DOWNSTREAM OIL & GAS

The oil and gas downstream sector is a rather saturated and very competitive one. While often not as revered as the upstream and midstream sectors, it is the lifeblood of economies, driving enterprises and business operations, adding jobs, and impacting on GDPs. Bedeviled by many challenges, the question facing many downstream operators, particularly those in the retail, marketing and bulk storage end, is: “How do we achieve and sustain profitability?” Invariably saying, how do we guarantee our success in this difficult and challenging operating clime?

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WHY USE AN AUTOMATIC TANK GAUGE?

Tank gauging (volumetric measurement) has been done many different ways with varying degrees of accuracy. Currently most tank owners use one of two methods.

 

Method 1

Many tank owners decide to use a diptape or a dipstick to gauge their tanks. This requires a person to climb on top of the tank and drop one end of the tape/stick down to the tank and then check the liquid level/height against a chart. This is often done at least twice in order to verify the measurement. This method is quite simple and straightforward, but cannot be said to be very reliable.

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