Selecting the right level sensor for your tank application
To select the appropriate level sensor for your tank, consider the following factors:
- The range of levels that need to be measured: Choose a sensor with a measurement range that can accommodate the minimum and maximum levels you need to measure.
- The required accuracy of the measurement: Determine the level of precision you need and select a sensor that meets these requirements.
- The resolution of the sensor: Consider the smallest increment that needs to be measured and select a sensor with a suitable level of resolution.
- The environment in which the sensor will be used: If the sensor will be used in a harsh or corrosive environment, choose a durable and corrosion-resistant sensor.
- The output type of the sensor: Ensure that the sensor has an output type that is compatible with your system.
- The cost of the sensor: Determine your budget and select a sensor that meets your requirements within this budget.
- The compatibility of the sensor with the substance being measured: Choose a sensor that is compatible with the chemical and physical properties of the substance being measured.
- The characteristics of the tank or container: Consider the material, shape, size, and any obstacles or obstructions within the tank or container, and choose a sensor that is suitable for these conditions.
- The measurement method of the sensor: Select a sensor with a measurement method that is suitable for your application, taking into account the properties of the substance being measured, the characteristics of the tank or container, and any environmental factors that may affect the measurement.
To make an informed decision, it may be helpful to consult with Icon Process Controls to determine which level sensor is the most suitable for your specific application.