Maretron’s Fluid Pressure Monitor (FPM100) can be used for one of two purposes, 1) to monitor pressure/vacuum, or 2) to monitor tank levels. Although a single FPM100 can be programmed to monitor both pressure/vacuum and tank levels, this particular example is for tank level monitoring.
This intermediate tank monitoring system monitors six tanks using Maretron’s 5.7” color display, a Fluid Pressure Monitor (FPM100) and six Maretron pressure transducers. The system can be calibrated for odd shaped tanks so you get precision tank level information. And since the tank capacity is programmable, you can see exactly how many gallons remain in the tank. You can even combine different tanks into a single gauge or display, eliminating the need to continually perform mental calculations. The Ethernet gateway allows you to view tank information on a smartphone or tablet so you can observe tank levels while re-fueling from the dock.
The following table shows the products included within this example system plus a list of the information or data available for display.
|Product||Description||Available Data List|
|DSM250||Helm Pod Display||Displays data in this list, monitors the data and sounds an internal buzzer if there is a problem|
|FPM100||Tank Monitor||Monitors level in 2 fuel tanks, 2 fresh water tank, 1 waste water tank, 1 black water tank|
|IPG100||N2K to ethernet||NMEA 2000 to ethernet gateway|
|E2500||Wifi router||Allows monitoring wirelessly or wired onboard, or remotely with internet connection|
The following screenshots (click to enlarge) are examples of how the tank levels will be displayed on the DSM250.
Fresh Water Gauges
Fuel Remaining in Tanks and Total
Fuel Tank Gauges and Total
Fuel Total Level Gauge
Gray and Black Water Gauges
The following components (click to enlarge) are examples of how monitored data can be displayed on a PC, tablet or smartphone using N2KView or N2KView Mobile. The components are arranged on favourite screens at positions and sizes to suit the user's needs. See N2KView web page for exampes of full screenshots.
Black Water Tank Gauge
Fresh Water Digital
Fresh Water Tank Gauge
Fresh Water Total Tank Gauge
Fuel Level Tank
Total Fuel Remaining