RFTagIT Water Tank Monitor:

R2,500.00
(Excl. 15% tax)

•  The Water Tank Monitor can monitor one LIDAR and 2 in- put signals to LPWan,WiFI or Thingstream connection.



•  The device is battery powered with solar panel charger.



•  All inputs are internally edge sensitive so continuous loop is monitored for abuse. Each zone can be armed individually for zone exclusion.



•  LIDAR distance measurements are sent to the units RFtagIT app for storage and visual display.


  Input signals are stored and displayed in the RFtagIT app.



  Output control can be issued by the application to switch on or off the pump or valve switch. This output is normally use to fill or empty the measured tank. Changing the output could cause an alarm message to be sent to RFTagIT App or Slack message. I am alive message is al- so sent to the RFTagit App every 10 min to ensure the unit is alive and all zones are in the correct state.



  The Sensor is very efficient employing LoRaWAN™ long-range transceiver , WIFI or LPwan Thingstream communications . These allow bidirectional communications to the sensor mod- ule. The sensor is battery powered employing long-range transceiver with low power con- sumption. Intelligent Real-time usage data is gathered wirelessly and processed automatically. Data is accessible from your LoRaWAN™ provider or via the ThingSteam network or on the RFtagIT app.The Sensor is very efficient employing LoRaWAN™ long-range transceiver , WIFI or LPwan Thingstream communications . These allow bidirectional communications to the sensor mod- ule. The sensor is battery powered employing long-range transceiver with low power con- sumption. Intelligent Real-time usage data is gathered wirelessly and processed automatically. Data is accessible from your LoRaWAN™ provider or via the ThingSteam network or on the RFtagIT app.



  Can be used with any pulse emitting device (water, electricity, gas meter, etc.).



•  Battery condition and dc power monitor is possible.



•  Configurable trigger condition allows event detection with arm thresholds.



  This allows the unit to be deployed outdoor Pulse Reader can be configured to trigger mode to send alerts when usage is detected.



  Can be used for monitoring PV Panel installations for theft or tampering.


Features:

•  Lifetime depends from the device location and reporting interval.

•  Trigger mode.

•  Configurable reporting interval.

•  Easy installation.

•  Average life 5 years.*

Thingstream LPWan compared with LoRaWAN Thingstream:

•  Uses GSM, available across + 190 countries.

•  Single IoT SIM for global coverage.

•  OPEX, no major CAPEX outlay.

•  Uses standard off the shelf modems (2G, 3G, LTE).

•  Low cost, $1 a month for 10,000 IoT messages.

•  No cross-border roaming costs.

•  Coverage in remote locations.


LoRa:

•  Limited global deployments.

•  Not a stand-alone end-to-end connectivity solution.

•  CAPEX investment requirement (Local Gateway de- ployment).

•  Shared spectrum with other LoRa networks.

•  Low cost.

•  Localised coverage across municipalities and do- mestic areas.

•  Limited to fixed locations.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Lora Sensor:

•  Length: 89 mm

•  Height: 32 mm

•  Width: 76 mm

•  Weight: 72 g Cable length: 1 m

•  Operating temperature: -20°C ... +65°C

•  Communication range: up to 15 km*

•  Tx power: up to +20 dBm

•  Rx Sensitivity: -142 dBm

•  MAC Layer: LoRaWAN™

•  Physical Layer: LoRa®

•  Connector:M8

•  Body material: ABS IP Rating: IP65

•  Communication: LoRaWAN™

*Communication range is dependent on the location of the sensor and nearest base station.

ThingStream Sensor:

•  Length: 89 mm

•  Height: 32 mm

•  Width: 76 mm

•  Weight: 72 g

•  Cable length: 1 m

•  Operating temperature: -20°C ... +65°C

•  Communication range: up to 15 km*

•  Tx power: up to +20 dBm

•  Rx Sensitivity: -142 dBm

•  MAC Layer: ThingStream™

•  Physical Layer: ThingStream®

•  Connector: M3.5 mm Phoenix type

•  Body material: ABS UV stabilised

•  IP Rating: IP65

•  Communication: Thingstream™

*Communication range is dependent on the location of the sensor and nearest base station.

INPUT SPECIFICATIONS:

•  Digital Max Frequency: 15 Hz (Dry contact) Pulled internally to: 3 V

•  Transitive Short (open Drain) Pulled internally to: 3 V

•  LIDAR 100mm to 4000mm 1mm resolution.

POWER SUPPLY:

•  Certified battery: LiPo 18650 3.6V 1.1A/hr

•  Service life dependent on input signal frequency: > 3 years at 1Hz

•  DC Power Source 5V to 12V regulated 300 mA.

COMMUNICATION:

•  Physical Layer: LoRA™-915MHz or 868MHz dependant on local requirements

•  MAC Layer: IEEE 802.15.4-2006 (non beacon enabled CSMA/CA)

•  Network: IPv6 / 6LoWPAN

•  Routing: Node RED

Description:

Water Tank Monitors LIDAR ( Light Detection And Ranging ) level sensors are suited to applications that require high accuracy, long range, or must operate in challenging fluid environments. LIDAR level sensors operate on the same principle as ultrasonic level sensors but employ light pulses instead of ultrasonic pulses. LIDAR sensors have several advantages over ultrasonic devices. Firstly, there is very little beam spreading. The makes laser sensors less susceptible to obstructions such as tank walls and uneven water surfaces. LIDAR sensors can measure distances exceeding 3500 mm.

Radar level sensors are an alternative that employ electromagnetic pulses to measure distance. Radar level sensors are insensitive atmospheric pressure but suffer from many of the drawbacks of ultrasonic level sensors.

Distance measurement sensors – (LIDAR or Time of Flight)

Distance measurement sensors measure the height of a water column. This measurement coupled with the water storage vessel’s geometry is used to calculate the volume of stored water.

Why Remotely Monitor Water?

The benefits of remote monitoring versus manual level checking are significant: Spend less time travelling to check tanks levels

Results in less fuel used so saves unnecessary costs

Know more about what is happening on site despite being there less

Catch critical issues such as leaks, blowouts, low levels much earlier and prevent more serious and costly consequences

Observe longer term level trends and gain insights on water use

How a LoRaWAN-based Water Tank Monitor monitoring system works.


Semtech LoRa Technology enables connectivity, real-time analytics, reporting, and additional functions such as geolocation.

Multiple sensors embedded with LoRa Technology are placed on water pipes leading into homes or buildings.

If sensors detect a leak, they send an alert to a LoRa-based gateway; meter readers can also send infor- mation to the gateway about irregular readings that may indicate a leak.

Gateway sends information to the LoRa® Network server, where the da- ta is analysed by an application server

Application server generates a work order.

Maintenance personnel receive work order via computer or mobile device, so that Water Tank Monitor repairs can be scheduled and taken care of quickly.

BENEFITS:

Reduce utility operational expenses with precise detection of broken Water Tank Monitors through sensors and automated meter readers embedded with LoRa Technology

Dramatically reduce service costs as low-power operation ensures sensor batteries can last up to 20 years.

Reliable RF communication link between sensing infrastructure and LoRaWAN-based network provides excellent underground coverage

APPLICATIONS Utilities have a wide range of sensing solutions to monitor Water Tank Monitors, including: SMART METERING