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An Innovative and Smart Method to Detect Fluid Level in a Storage Tank

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Computer Science

Year : 2015

Abstract : Background/Objective: Our smart underwater system will help detect the current level of fluid in a given storage system (say, a tank) and further detect rate of rise of the fluid in the tank, determine abnormalities in the fluid composition, whether or not the fluid rise is uniform and if the sensors used for the process are faulty. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Using the principles of refraction of light in different optical media, and employing sensors measuring the same, the estimation of level of fluid rise (say, water) in any closed tank (or similar enclosure) using certain instruments attached to its sides as ‘panels’. Result/Findings: Several more applications are made possible by using electronic instruments to measure time, average time, maximum value of photon density, and difference in initial value of photon density. Conclusion/Application: Normal functioning of the motor, uniformity in rising rate, alert in advance, change in fluid composition with salt or other deposits (that shows change in optical density), if the panel itself, by repeated use, has any accumulation of salt or other deposits blocking the panel and thereby affecting the working of the panel.

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