VOC Monitoring of Carbon bed filters prevent releases of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) from holding tank vapors into the environment. Typically the filters are checked daily by personnel and instruments. Once the filter fails and ‘breaks thru’ the carbon bed is changed. This monitoring process is labor intensive and thus costly. It is also in-efficient. The filter could fail 1 hour after inspection and thus release VOC into the environment for 23 hours before being checked again and correction made under emergency maintenance.
Advantis Monitoring System (AMS) solves this problem using a sensor and can send an immediate alarm upon failure. Further, AMS can ‘sense’ hourly and report (not just once a day). The report can generate a trend and the filter could be replaced before failure under normally scheduled maintenance.
AMS is wireless and rated Intrinsically Safe so it is easy to install and can be installed in most process environments. The battery/solar cell is very efficient and is maintenance free. AMS can report locally to a company database or use the secure AMS App in the Cloud.
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Advantis Monitoring System (AMS) is rated Intrinsically Safe and is the perfect choice to operate inside of hazard electrical rated areas. Not requiring an Intrinsically Safe Barrier or even AC power, the unit can be installed quickly. The internal battery and solar cell provide enough energy to allow the system to operate without maintenance.
The system can be installed using radios that allow units to communicate with each other and to relay messages back to the main Access Point. The access point can feed information to the plant DCS (Distributed Control Systems). Or, the units can use the Verizon cellular network to communicate to the secure AMS cloud app as well. This is most useful for monitoring equipment at the edge of property to document environmental requirements.
Advantis Monitoring System (AMS) can be used to monitor the water table height for irrigation wells making sure the pump does not get burned up. The system can also monitor and help chart draw down as well as time to re-coup back to normal levels.
It is easy to install. Simply lower the sensor down into the well thru the vent hole on the casing to the proper depth. Terminate the wires to AMS and turn on the unit. The self-contained battery and solar cell provide the power. No additional wiring required.
The system communicates to the secure AMS app in the cloud via Verizon. Users can access the data and view reports via smartphone or computer.
Thief Hatch Monitoring & Internal Tank Pressure Monitoring
Thief Hatch Monitoring has become a major environmental concern. The Advantis Monitoring System (AMS) will monitor for Open, Closed, and Latched status. Installing AMS on a tank is done in less than an hour. The alarm is immediate so the local personnel can correct the issue before leaving the site. All events are recorded providing a full audit trail of Thief Hatch events.
Tanks can become over pressured causing the pop value on the Thief Hatch to allow vapors to exit the tank causing an environmental exception. AMS can just as easily monitor internal tank pressure as it does tank level. Tank pressure can be reported on a schedule and have an immediate alarm for over pressure. The sensor installs through a 2” opening on the top of the tank.
NOTE: Tank Thief Hatch Monitoring, Pressure, and Level can all be monitored using the same AMS unit.
Advantis Monitoring System (AMS) uses its own pressure sensor to measure liquid level to 1/8” resolution. The sensors can be lowered to the bottom of the tank through a 2” opening at the top or screwed onto a port at the bottom of the tank. Wires are terminated on the AMS unit.
The AMS unit has a self-contained battery/solar panel and can mount in a convenient location. A typical install for three tanks takes about two hours and can be done with general maintenance employees. There can be up to 8 tanks per AMS unit.