What is Wireless Mesh Level Gauging?
Tanks inter-connect and share data that is then transmitted to a gateway which feeds to the facility control room. Data that would take hours to get can be available quickly in a self building and sustaining mesh network.
How Does Wireless Mesh Level Gauging Work?
An L&J engineering Wireless Adapter would be mounted to the top of each tank which would communicate to the adapter mounted on neighboring tanks. This creates a mesh that will eventually connect to a gateway featuring WirelessHART communication protocol.
Advantages of Wireless Mesh Level Gauging
The principle advantage of mesh networks is their resilience. The network does not have a single point of failure giving a network greater reliability. The mesh design also does not require line of sight. If an adapter cannot be seen by the gateway, other adapters will find a path to communicate with the unseen adapter.
Benefits of Wireless Mesh Level Gauging
- No line of sight required
- Increased reliability with self-healing network
- Eliminates the high cost of wire communications
- Saves time and keeps labor costs down