Industrial processes where fuel oil is used and stored, it is imperative to integrate an efficient fuel leak detection system to continuously protect distribution lines or storage tanks from leakage.
Most of the storage facilities in process industries, where spills are common, use bund as a part of spill containment system. Bund is a constructed retaining wall around storage providing a barrier to an unintended escape of material until remedial action is taken. It is best to detect the leak within the bund when the leak size is small avoiding further damage and expensive clean-up costs.
Bunding is widely used in fuel oil storage. Fuel oil such as petrol, diesel, kerosene, etc being non-conductive in nature , to detect and sense the presence of leak is a special challenge.
ALVI Technologies presents Fuel Leak Detection sensor JOLA OWE2/C that is designed to signal the presence of a non-conductive medium .
For an effective and early fuel leak detection, positioning and selecting the sensors at a right measurement point is quite essential. Jola OWE2/C detectors are placed under the tanks or pipes on the bund floor. It can sense and detect the presence of a liquid layer of about 2 to 3 ml! Alarm activation is required to trigger further corrective action. JOLA OWE2/C must be used with Jola Leckmaster 101 switching relay module. The various operating status on the switching module are shown by coloured LEDs.
Thus an early detection of spill/leakage can trigger timely countermeasures avoiding any further damage.