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Ordering the Alaska Tank Sensor

Thanks for your interest in the Alaska Tank Sensor!

For our sensor to work on your tank, you (generally) need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be located in the greater Fairbanks/North pole area
  • Have a “dippable” tank
  • Have a Wi-Fi signal near the indoor display
  • Be able to provide an extension cord/power to the tank

Don’t meet these criteria? Get in touch. We might be able to figure out a way to make the Alaska Tank Sensor work for you.

Ready to Buy?

Excellent! Send us an email at [email protected]

We collect a 50% deposit to confirm your order, which is payable by card, cash, or check.

We’ll need the following information on each EXTERIOR tank to build your sensor. Fuel installs and indoor tanks often require a site visit prior to install.

  • Photo with both vent pipes in the same photo
  • Photo of tank and/or vent and fill pipes (for buried tanks) in relation to the closest structure
  • Close up photos of the tops of the vent and fill pipes. This is to figure out your tank pipe diameter, which is often 1.5″ or 2″. If you know that, even better!
  • If installing sensors on multiple tanks, orientation and ballpark distance between tanks (i.e. fuel tank next to the house and water tank 25′ away in the yard)

Things to Consider

The Alaska Tank Sensor is an improved way to monitor tank levels in real time, but it is NOT a perfect/foolproof measurement method. As a new product, there are occasional glitches and potential bugs yet to be discovered.

If you have no room for error in monitoring tank volumes, this is NOT the product for you. Our customers use the Alaska Tank Sensor at their own risk. We have you sign a hold harmless prior to installation. Taiga Tech Labs (TTL) accepts no responsibility for damage caused by incorrect sensor reporting.

Our sensor connects to your Wi-Fi and sends water level data (no names, addresses, etc.) to a secure Taiga Tech Labs database for monitoring sensor operation.

We do not bury cables, which is a customer responsibility.

The Alaska Tank Sensor measures the height of water or fuel in the tank. We also provide estimated used and available water and fuel volumes, which are calculated based upon either assumed or customer reported tank dimensions. Since these volumes are based on tank dimensions which are difficult to confirm, they can be incorrect.

The very top and bottom volumes of buried water tanks are challenging to report accurately, due to tank shape geometry. Some volume of fluid at the bottom of tanks is also inaccessible for a variety of reasons, including tank outlet location. For these reasons, the Alaska Tank Sensor may report available volumes that cannot be used. Therefore, we recommend that water tanks with 10” of water remaining and fuel tanks with 3” of water remaining should be considered empty.

The Alaska Tank Sensor should not be used for gasoline.

The fuel sensor has temperature compensation errors at air temperatures below 14°F, which cause reported fuel levels to be less than actual fuel levels. This error becomes larger as the air becomes colder and can be as large of an error as 15% to 20% at very cold temperatures (-30º F and colder).

When internet outages occur, the Alaska Tank Sensor control box might need to the powered OFF, then ON (unplugging the box) to resume reporting to the cloud.

Over time, sensor calibration may drift and require re-calibration. Sensors may also fail, requiring replacement. Tank levels should be periodically dipped to confirm that sensor readings are accurate. A failed sensor would require only replacement of that specific sensor, not the entire Alaska Tank Sensor setup.