This article describes how to select a weighing system with pressed-in or bolted-on strain-gauge sensors for your storage vessel.
In the world of inventory monitoring in dry bulk storage bins, steel tanks, and other vessels, weight-measuring systems offer a big plus: Unlike level-measurement systems, which calculate the material weight in a vessel by converting a distance or level measurement to volume and then to weight, weight-measuring systems directly measure the material weight. This eliminates conversion errors that often occur in indirect weight measurement using level-measurement sensors. As a result, weight-measuring systems have an advantage — and are often required — in applications where high-accuracy material measurements are essential.