IR – STORAGE TANKS
Infrared thermography can be used for various storage tank applications. These include determining tank levels, finding the layers of different liquids and gases, and determining the amount of build-up.
Although these applications can be quite straightforward, there are a lot of factors which can cause errors or make the results inconclusive. It is important to understand the effects of environmental conditions, curved surfaces of tanks, differing thermal conductivities, and both forced and natural convection in tanks.