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Tank Gauging Basics

Tank gauging is the generic name given to the measurement of liquids (product) in bulk storage tanks with the aim of quantifying how much product is in the tank, "gauging the contents of a tank". Today, the oil & gas industry uses the static measurement of the tank contents to account for product stored and product moved into and out of the tank.

There are many instruments and systems available that can provide the combination of measurements that will allow an accurate quantity assessment and, hence, good inventory management. But, before a particular instrument is chosen based on its data specification alone, other factors should be assessed that affect the application and create uncertainties in the measurement.

Varec can help you understand the implications of each and will assist you with the selection of the most appropriate measurement system for your needs.

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