Subject: Re: Furnace oil tank safety alarm
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Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 21:36:36 -0400
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Here in Canada, no real standards exist for tank inspection an quality
control is purely in internal company matter, so some 2-3 years old tanks do
I am glad to use electric-water heating.
As an analog designer, what do you think of a twisted wire pair as a level
"Jim Thompson" wrote in message
> On Mon, 2 Sep 2002 20:38:10 -0400,
> "gagir" ,
> In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
> Article: <6lTc9.email@example.com>,
> Entitled: "Furnace oil tank safety alarm",
> Wrote the following:
> |Watching TV recently, I saw the disaster that can occur when a tank fails
> |and empties in a basement. Damages can cost in the range of $200 000.00
> |Nowhere in the report did I see any existance of an alarm to warn when
> |tank level goes down at a too fast rate or while the furnace is not
> |I know some oil companies have remote sensing of the remaining oil for
> |delivery scheduling. If it produces an analog level reading, not min/max,
> |not to use this sensor for alarm purposes is plain stupid. Anyhow, a
> |capacitive sensor can do it quite cheaply.
> |I would like to know what anybody have to say about this idea. Also some
> |suggestions for cross posting.
> |Eric Girard
> Back around 1960, while a student at MIT, I was renting the third
> floor of an *old* house in Cambridge, MA.
> Came home one day to find the fire department there... oil tank in the
> basement had breached and the oil caught fire. Fortunately it was a
> dirt floor and they got it out before major damage was done.
> ...Jim Thompson
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