Tank Styles are used in the eLynx Application to calculate liquid volumes in tanks based on the physical characteristics of the tank.
Accessing Tank Style Administration
The Tank Style Administration page allows you to add and edit Tank Styles that can then be applied to various Tank Devices within the application.
Tank Style Administration can be accessed by opening the Administration menu...
Then selecting Tank Styles under Object Administration...
The Tank Style Administration page will open and you will see a list of Tank Styles that are available in your site. (Note: The list may be empty if you have not previously used Tank Devices in the application.)
Adding a new Tank Style
To add a new Tank Style click the Create Tank Style button near the top of the Page.
This will add a new row at the bottom of the list of Tank Styles that you can edit.
The first field allows you to enter a name for the Tank Style, and a description. It is easiest to use these Tank Styles elsewhere in the application if the Name/Description of the Tank Style has information on the physical attributes of the tank. (i.e. 20 Foot, 60,000 Gallon Water Tower)
If you intend for this Tank Style to be used for the Liquid Production capabilities of the application, you should check the Liquid Production checkbox at the far right of the row. Please note that if a Tank Style is to be used for Liquid Production the Unit of Measure will be forced to Barrels and may not be changed.
There are four fields that are used to describe the physical characteristics of the Tank Style. Unit of Measure, is used to set Unit of Measure on the capacity tags for the associated Tank Device. Tank Height (inches), Inches Multiplier, and Capacity are used to determine the capacity and percent filled values. You must enter two of the three values and then the system will calculate the third value automatically.
The completed row for our 20 Foot, 60,000 Gallon Water tower will look like this.
Once all of the information is entered the Save button at the bottom of the screen will be enabled, simply click on it to save your new Tank Style.
Editing a Tank Style
Warning: Editing a Tank Style will affect every Tank Device in the system that is linked to that tank style.
You may edit the existing Tank Styles directly on this screen. The Name / Description of the Tank Style may be changed at any time and will not affect the calculations performed in the application. Changing any of the physical tank information will affect all Tank Devices using that Tank Style, it will not recalculate any data already in the system, but all future calculations will be based on the new parameters.
When editing the three numeric values the system will recalculate as follows:
Entering a new Tank Height (inches) will recalculate the Capacity field.
Entering a new Inches Multiplier will recalculate the Capacity field.
Entering a new Capacity will recalculate the Inches Multiplier field.
Once all of your changes are complete, click the Save button to update the records for the Tank Styles you have edited.