Tank inventory software application improves operational efficiency

20 April 2021

Emerson has launched Rosemount TankMaster Mobile, a cross-platform inventory management software application for tank gauging systems which provides immediate secure access to critical tank data.

By making real-time data available to a wider range of stakeholders via smartphones, tablets and computers, this e mobile solution is said to facilitate better decision-making and improved operational efficiency and safety.

Within the tank storage, oil and gas, petrochemical and refining, chemical, and food and beverage industries, tank gauging data often remains siloed in legacy systems to which few have access. However, to digitally transform their operations and make performance improvements, organisations need to provide instant data access to a broader range of job functions. This includes personnel in the field, management, those in sales, purchasing and finance, and additional stakeholders such as suppliers, customers, traders, product owners and customs authorities.

The Rosemount TankMaster Inventory Management Software suite collects real-time tank gauging data such as level, temperature, water interface level and pressure, and calculates volume and mass for inventory and custody transfer purposes. Rosemount TankMaster Mobile is offered as an addition to this existing software suite infrastructure, adding mobility, sharing and networking.

The solution provides mobile access to live tank data, providing a clear overview of all tanks at a facility, with the ability to drill-down to detailed information resulting in  more efficient tank monitoring. Features include the ability to organise tanks in groups, customise which tank parameters are displayed, and quickly set a watchlist monitoring tanks of special importance. User groups can be created with different privileges to view tanks and tank parameters. Functionality to generate and export reports will also be available.

This application meets the requirements for network and system security detailed in the international standard IEC 62443-3-3. Its design is based on a three-tier architecture that constitutes separate security zones, and all the data transported is encrypted using the Transport Layer Security protocol. It also supports two-factor log-in to help ensure that only authorised users can access the system.

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