System for monitoring propane or other consumable liquid in remotely located storage tanks

  • US 8,340,909 B2
  • Filed: 04/14/2011
  • Issued: 12/25/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented method for monitoring fluid levels of a consumable liquid in a storage tank, the method comprising:

  • providing at least one monitoring unit associated with a storage tank, said monitoring unit in close proximity to the storage tank and communicatively linked with a sensor that provides fluid level information indicative of the amount of fluid in the storage tank, wherein the monitoring unit includes at least one processor with circuitry for receiving and processing the fluid level information;

    wherein at least one monitoring unit is capable of calculating predicted fluid levels based upon communicated tank sensor information and comparing actual fluid levels to predicted fluid levels to determine whether a predefined out-of-ordinary event has occurred.

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