What You Need to Know About Tank Level Alarms
Tank level alarms are tools for keeping track of a tank’s liquid level. They work by monitoring the liquid level in a tank and sending a signal to a control panel or activating an alarm when the liquid reaches a specified level.
Tank level alarms come in a variety of forms, each with a special way of working.
Alarms using float switches work by attaching a float switch to a buoyant object that moves up and down with the liquid level in the tank. The float switch transmits a signal to a control panel or starts an alarm when the liquid level reaches a predetermined level.
Ultrasonic level alarms determine the distance between the sensor and the liquid surface using ultrasonic technology. A high-frequency sound wave is emitted by the sensor, travels through the atmosphere, and reflects off the liquid’s surface. The distance to the liquid surface is then determined by measuring the amount of time it takes for the sound wave to return to the sensor.
Radar level alarms gauge the liquid level in a tank using this technique. A radio frequency signal from the radar sensor is emitted, hits the liquid’s surface, and then returns to the sensor. The distance to the liquid surface is then determined by the sensor using the amount of time it takes for the signal to return.
A pressure sensor is used by hydrostatic level alarms to determine how much liquid is there in the tank. The pressure sensor, which lies at the bottom of the tank, gauges the pressure brought on by the liquid’s weight.
A magnetic float used in magnetic level indicators is secured in place by a magnetic field. An indication that may be read to determine the level of the liquid in the tank moves when the magnetic float moves in tandem with the liquid level.
A transparent glass is used by Sight Glass Level Alarms so that the operator can view the liquid level in the tank. They work with a level switch to set off an alarm when the liquid reaches a predetermined level.
Finally, tank level alarms work by determining the amount of liquid in a tank and sounding an alarm or sending a signal to a control panel when the liquid reaches a predetermined level. Tank level alarms come in a variety of forms, each with a special way of working. Some examples are float switches, ultrasonic, radar, hydrostatic, magnetic level indicators, and sight glass level alarms. You must choose the alarm that best suits your demands because each of these alarms has pros and downsides of its own.
Please contact us to discuss your application