Apparatus for monitoring fluid levels in a remotely located storage tank

  • US 7,937,215 B2
  • Filed: 01/30/2009
  • Issued: 05/03/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for monitoring fluid levels of a consumable liquid in a storage tank, the apparatus comprising:

  • a monitoring unit including at least one processor to receive and process fluid level information indicative of the amount of fluid in a storage tank, said monitoring unit to be associated with and communicatively linked with a sensor mounted in association with a storage tank that provides fluid level information indicative of the amount of fluid in the storage tank;

    said monitoring unit also to be communicatively linked to at least one central server remotely located from the storage tank and to process fluid level information to determine whether a predefined out-of-ordinary event has occurred and, if so, send information to the at least one central server that can be used (i) to provide displayable fluid level data, and (ii) to forecast future fluid levels utilizing at least stored fluid level data.

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