Industries & Applications
As well as diesel refuelling tanks, CTS alarms are an ideal solution for generators, AdBlue tanks and even waste oil containers.
Fuel dispensing tanks
Designed in-house using our specialist expertise, the CTS Tank Alarm range was originally developed for use in the fuel storage industry; to alert the user when the diesel tank contents reach a high level and is almost full, or when they reach a low level and fuel needs delivered. They can also be used to identify that the tank’s outer bund has fluid present with it, which could mean a leak in the inner tank or that rain water and debris has built up and needs removing.
The CTS diesel tank alarm is now a well-recognised and popular choice of level alert amongst fuel tank manufacturers and engineers, commonly installed on refuelling tanks used in the haulage, construction and agricultural markets.
Whilst commercial diesel refuelling tanks were the initial purpose for which the CTS tank level alarms were developed, the applications they are now used for are unlimited. Provided that the probe or level switch as it is otherwise referred to as, is compatible with the fluid in question, then the CTS alarm will be a suitable solution for alerting the user that the set level zone has been activated.
Generator feed tanks
When used with our standard fuel probe, the CTS alarms are a hugely popular solution for level and bund alerts on generator diesel supply tanks as well as the refuelling tanks discussed above. From hospitals to universities to to data centres; our fuel tank alarms are installed on generator bulk tanks all over the world, including on the tanks of a large British Telecom company who have specified our alarm on their tank design.
A feature that a lot of our generator customers like is that our alarms with relays can be connected to external equipment such as a Building Management System for remote monitoring. It is also able to control the pump operation on generator day tanks i.e. it turns on when the low level is reached and turns off once the tank contents reach the set high level.
To help meet European Emission Standards, AdBlue™ is a fluid used in diesel vehicles and machinery to reduce the harmful gasses they emit. As more and more old fleets, agricultural machinery and construction plant are replaced with AdBlue™ using models, the usage of AdBlue™ has increased. To account for the increased usage, storage of the fluid has gone from drums and IBCs to large bulk tanks, just like you see with diesel. As a result, there is the same requirement for AdBlue™ tank alarms as there is for fuel, and so we have developed our range to cater for this new need of our tank manufacturer customers.
As AdBlue™ can crystallise when in contact with the air, our AdBlue™ tank alarms are supplied with compatible, fully encapsulated probes. As these level switches are smooth and without crevices where the crystals could get stuck, their operation is protected against to ensure reliable activation.
Waste oil containers
In garages, workshops and factories where waste oil is collected and stored in tanks or drums, our single channel alarms are often installed as a means of alerting of a high level.
By having this audible alert, the workshop will be alerted to the fact that the waste oil container is almost full and needs to be emptied/collected by their waste disposal company. For such applications, our tank alarms are supplied with a special high viscosity probe which is fully encapsulated to prevent ant debris that may be present in used oil from jamming the float switch and causing it not to go off as it should.
Using our special PVC water and chemical probe, the CTS tank alarms have been installed on sites around the UK onto the storage tanks of several utility companies and water providers. They can be used to alert the user of a high or low level status on tanks depending upon the application at hand. As always, when dealing with chemicals the material compatibility of the level switch must be considered to ensure it is suitable for the exact chemical composition you are handling.