Magnus introduces wireless, battery-driven, radar technology-based oil level monitor


Galway-headquartered Magnus has introduced its first product to the oil and lubricants industry – a truly wireless, battery-driven, radar technology-based oil level monitor that can be installed on tanks without holes or alterations.

The monitor is unaffected by environmental factors such as temperature, dust or humidity, which means that even in varying weather conditions, the readings can be relied on and are highly accurate: +/- 5mm to a range of 4 metres. Being battery-driven, it has the ability to run for up to five years with a high frequency of measurement and is suitable for domestic users as well as large scale industry including depot tanks, waste oil storage and agricultural usage.

Managing director, Shankar Ganesh Jayagopi, commented; “Before launching Magnus Monitors, the team thoroughly assessed the existing offerings for customers in the oil distribution marketplace. The same problems came up time and again – access to the tank for an accurate reading meant that a hole needed to be drilled in it, readings were often unreliable due to weather conditions and in general, options for tank monitoring were expensive and usually mains connected. We are excited to have developed a smarter radar-based monitoring solution that we are confident surpasses the capability of existing devices in the marketplace but is also cost-effective.”

The monitors are supported by an app which allows the consumer to monitor oil usage as they would their gas or electricity supply. It also provides a platform for oil distributors to communicate directly with their customer base. Distributors can also use the fully managed Magnus platform with its predictive analytics, allowing operators to plan routes to avoid multiple trips to the same area. This reduces both the wear and tear on tankers and the carbon footprint. It also provides visibility into customers’ tanks enabling a proactive rather than reactive approach.