Finished refinery products stored in tanks with capacities that often exceed 100,000 gallons are motor gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, fuel oils, and LPG. Marketed products also include feedstocks for textiles, tires, pharmaceuticals and plastics.
Tank monitoring uses buoyancy, pressure, servo-driven, and radar. Tanks may be provided with automatic overflow control and alarm systems. Automated tank gauging networks with proprietary protocols are a vital part of tank farm architecture. Today, thousands of tanks can be linked in a network offering enhanced data acquisition, field calibration and remote diagnostics.