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Using a Level Transmitter to Monitor Critical Fluid Volumes

Using a Level Transmitter to Monitor Critical Fluid Volumes

Without a level transmitter, understanding how much of a product or raw material is left within a holding vessel can be a challenging proposition. With access to the right technology, however, receiving a swift and accurate reading is much easier. Today's implements featured ruggedised construction suitable for a wide range of industrial and heavy-duty applications, while also boasting sensitivities fine enough to monitor even slight changes in the level inside a vessel. At Homersham Ltd., we provide easy access to a wide range of level switches, including those suitable for both liquid and granular materials. What should you know in advance before you begin the process of purchasing equipment such as this?

Key Questions to Ask Homershams About Purchasing a Submersible Level Transmitter

The easiest way to move forward is to start by asking our professional and highly experienced staff a few questions. Having spent a great deal of time across numerous industries, our diverse crew can uncover the answers you require and point you in the right direction. Some of the important questions you should ask before making a purchase include:

  • What type of switch will be best for my application? For example, not all volumes you'll measure are liquid; some may be powders or granules. In these scenarios, something similar to a rotating paddle switch will likely yield the best outcome. We can point you in the right direction. 
  • How long will the unit last? Understanding how long you can expect a sensor to work before it may require replacement is another important step in planning your investment. 
  • What conditions can the unit withstand? Time, temperature, and pressure can all play a role in the lifespan of the unit. It's critical to match a sensor to the conditions it will face in action. 

When Buying a Liquid Level Switch, Consider This 

In some cases, you may face a need to measure the volume of liquid present above a sensor, using a submersible tool that you can place far down into a tank, borehole, or well. These unique products merit a closer look to ensure that they are up to the standards necessary for surviving the use conditions it will face during its operational life. Keep these things in mind as you explore your options:

  • Understand the appropriate size of sensor you should purchase. For example, smaller tanks may require a miniaturised float or paddleswitch designed with smaller volumes in mind. Otherwise, you may receive inaccurate readings. 
  • Are there calibration concerns? Accuracy is of obvious importance, and some sensors can drift out of calibration over time. Investigate whether you will need to do any fine-tuning in advance. 
  • Not all liquid switches are appropriate for every type of material. It is essential not to use a sensor designed for water-only use with chemicals, for example, as their properties may cause the switch to eventually malfunction or even fail.

Why Trust Homersham Ltd When You Need a Float Level Switch? 

Homershams have been in business for nearly 75 years — and over that time, we've grown and developed into a robust supplier for a range of mission-critical sensors, tools, and calibration services. As a result, the staff we field has an incredible depth of experience and understanding. Not only are we able to source and offer for sale, products of exceptional quality, but we are here to answer your questions and de-mystify industry jargon as well. When you aren't sure what will suit your specific use case, we encourage you to say hello — the Homershams staff is here to help.

Take a look through our product catalogue now, or contact us today to share your questions and receive helpful support. 

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