What is a Tank Strapping Chart?

tank level measurementWhen volume is a concern, your tank might just come with a strapping chart. But what exactly is a tank strapping chart? A tank strapping chart tells you the volume of liquid that is in your tank at a specific level. For example, when your tank has a level reading of 5 inches, you may have 5 gallons of liquid, and at 8.5 inches, you may have 10 gallons. A tank strapping chart helps you easily and quickly convert these levels of measurement into volumes. This is especially useful for non-linear tanks.

You might also hear a tank strapping chart being called a tank calibration chart, strapping table or other names. No matter what it is called, a tank strapping chart is an invaluable tool for ensuring your level measurements are accurate.

Wireless Tank Level Monitoring Solutions

three tanks in the middle of nowhereIf tank level measurement is crucial to your business, sooner or later you may need to monitor tank level activity at a remote location. This will require two pieces of technology: a sensor to do the monitoring, and communication equipment to give you remote access to the sensor data.

For many remote monitoring situations, fully wired scenarios are difficult or impractical at best. Cellular modems, wireless mesh radios, and wireless serial radios are popular technology choices for transmitting data where cabling is physically impossible or cost prohibitive.

Let’s look at how each one works.