Tennessee terminals install wireless communication system

Installation of wireless technology at seven storage terminals around Knoxville, Tenn., has eliminated hardwired-phone circuit problems and recurring monthly phone costs and expanded the capability of exchanging more data between terminal and pipeline that can lead to safer operations. The terminals installed a wireless system that reports tank alarms and can be configured to report gravity, flow rate, barrel count, and other useful data back to the terminals. Click here to enlarge imageThese terminals were faced with losing the copper-wire circuits used in communicating their grouped tank-level alarms to the supplier pipelines because of expansion on the nearby Interstate 40 (Fig. 1). T...

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