Remote Monitoring System

Petro Barrier Systems Inc. possesses a patented remote monitoring system, which provides clients with important drain information, including hydrocarbon oil contamination levels, oil spill notification and if there is a blockage due to debris via wireless technology.


The System:

  • Uses wireless technology to track the condition of a drain that has been equipped with one of our drain protectors (Storm, Floor and Berm)
  • Senses if oil has gone down the drain
  • Senses if the oil absorbing filter media has become partially or completely activated
  • Senses if the drain has become blocked by debris (dirt, leaves, trash)
  • Provides the temperature of the drain
  • Regularly reports the condition of the drain to PBS’s Servers via a wireless link so the client can access the information via the internet
  • Will notify clients if there is a problem with their drain via email, phone call or by some other means based on their needs and preferences


How It Works

Integrated into each of our drain protectors equipped with the remote monitoring system are a set of miniature oil sensors, which are wired directly into the absorbent material. In the event that oil enters the filter, the integrated sensors collect and transmit data through a wireless signal to our online platform where it can be viewed in an easy to understand format.

Once every minute the state of each integrated oil sensor is measured and its condition is recorded within the on-board data collection system. Once per hour the wireless communication system is turned on and accumulated sensor data is sent to an internet server via a WiFi link. In the event that a wireless link is temporarily unavailable data sets are stored within the on-board data collection system. Once the wireless connection is re-established all data sets are communicated and stored on our servers. Clients can check the condition of any of their drain at any time by logging onto their account on the Petro Barrier Systems Inc.’s online interface.

A dual water level sensor system is also built into the PBS drain insert. When debris builds up in the drain the water level will rise above the oil barrier from time to time. The two water level sensors are set at different elevations so you get an early warning that debris is starting to accumulate as the lower sensor indicates a rising water level. When the integrated oil sensors are not indicating oily conditions and the water level sensors show a rising water level within the drain, it is apparent that the drain simply needs to be cleaned out. This condition will be clearly indicated on the client’s web account page and enables them to schedule timely maintenance before a drain overflow becomes an issue.

The online data available to clients includes a complete (time and date) history of all oil sensor and water level readings, the temperature inside of drains and the battery charge level. Battery life is typically six months to twelve months.

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