Three Advantages of Using the MPI-E and MPI-R Intrinsically Safe Magnetostrictive Level Probes

Happy little storage tank in search of level measurement advantagesWhen it comes to choosing a liquid level sensor, the one that gives you the most advantages is the one you are going to choose. Whether the advantage is in price, availability, technical performance and specifications, or durability and reliability, the sensor that checks off the most boxes is going to win. The new MPI-E and MPI-R Intrinsically Safe Magnetostrictive Float Level Transmitters offer quite a nice pile of advantages, from quality design and manufacturing to precision measurements and configurable outputs. Let’s take a look at three specific advantages the MPI-E/R gives you.

Three Ways the MDI Makes Hazardous Level Measurement Easy

Pipes, stairs, and tanks all cry out for easy-to-access level management, like the MDI from APGWhen the Eagles were telling everyone to “Take It Easy,” they had no idea the MDI would make level measurement in hazardous locations so easy. The MDI, APG’s new Intrinsically Safe Modbus Display and Controller, is the basis for a Self-Contained, Intrinsically Safe, Modbus Level Measurement System, and everything about it is easy. Easy to set up and use, easy to connect and install, and easy to match with a Modbus slave sensor.

What is a Tank Strapping Chart?

tank level measurementWhen volume is a concern, your tank might just come with a strapping chart. But what exactly is a tank strapping chart? A tank strapping chart tells you the volume of liquid that is in your tank at a specific level. For example, when your tank has a level reading of 5 inches, you may have 5 gallons of liquid, and at 8.5 inches, you may have 10 gallons. A tank strapping chart helps you easily and quickly convert these levels of measurement into volumes. This is especially useful for non-linear tanks.

You might also hear a tank strapping chart being called a tank calibration chart, strapping table or other names. No matter what it is called, a tank strapping chart is an invaluable tool for ensuring your level measurements are accurate.

The Difference Between Ultrasonic and Radar Level Sensors

Both radar and ultrasonic sensors transmit wavesThere is a tendency, at least in the industrial media, to put Ultrasonic and Radar level measurement technology in the same hat. Even though many people use the terms interchangeably, the two technologies are quite different.

So, at the risk of sounding a bit nit-picky, we feel that defining the differences between ultrasonic and radar sensors is important, as it affects how sensors are selected and applied. In this blog, we will look at ultrasonic vs. radar sensors and explain the difference between the two level transmitter types.