How do I choose a level switch?
When choosing a liquid level switch, there are several factors to consider:
- Measuring range: Determine the range of the level that needs to be measured, as this will help you select a switch with the appropriate measurement range.
- Accuracy: The accuracy of the switch is important, as it will determine the precision of the measurement.
- Resolution: The resolution of the switch refers to the smallest increment that the switch can measure. A higher resolution switch will be able to measure smaller increments, which may be necessary for certain applications.
- Environmental factors: Consider the environment in which the switch will be used, as certain switches may be more suitable for certain environments. For example, if the switch will be used in a harsh or corrosive environment, a durable, corrosion-resistant switch may be necessary.
- Output type: There are several different output types available for liquid level switches, including mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic. It is important to select a switch with an output type that is compatible with your system.
- Cost: The cost of the switch should be considered, as it can vary significantly depending on the features and performance of the switch.
- Compatibility with the substance being measured: The switch should be compatible with the substance being measured in terms of chemical compatibility and the physical properties of the substance.
- Switch actuation method: There are several different methods for activating a liquid level switch, including float, buoyancy, and capacitance. Select a switch with an actuation method that is suitable for your application.
Please contact us to discuss your application. It may be helpful to consult with Icon Process Controls to determine which liquid level switch is most suitable for your specific application.