Industrial Applications for Magnetostrictive Probes

This row of fuel storage tanks could use a set of magnetostrictive probes for accurate level monitoringMagnetostrictive Float Level Probes are built to provide highly accurate, continuous measurements in the toughest environments. The electro-magnetic measurement technology is extremely precise, and when protected by an appropriate stem material, it is unaffected by almost all potential environmental interferences. While other sensor technologies might handle one or two of these challenging situations, magnetostrictive probes can work through all of them.

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.

APG Introduces Intrinsically Safe Modbus Display and Level Probes

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces a new self-contained measurement and control solution featuring the new Series MDI Intrinsically Safe Modbus Display and new Series MPI Intrinsically Safe Magnetostrictive Level Probes.

Developed in tandem with each other, the MDI display and the MPI probe are designed to work together, creating a stand-alone, self-contained measurement and control solution for Class I hazardous locations.

3 Reasons the MPX-E Chemical Excels in Aggressive Chemical Environments

Head and neck of APG's new MPX-E ChemicalAPG’s new Chemically Resistant Magnetostrictive Level Transmitter, the MPX-E Chemical, is built specifically for harsh chemical environments. While our other MPX probes, the MPX-E, MPX-R, and MPX-F, use bare 316L stainless steel for the stem, the MPX-E Chemical has a special chemical resistant coating on the stem, allowing it to perform exceptionally in situations that would, quite literally, eat a stainless steel sensor. Let’s look at a couple reasons the MPX-E Chemical works so well in such tough places.

What It Takes to Install a Magnetic Tank Gauge

Installing a magnetic tank gauge can be easy with the right equipmentCall it what you want, a magnetic level sensor, a stem sensor, a float, or even a stick level sensor, when you decide to use one, you need to understand the installation requirements to make things go quickly and smoothly.

The primary concern for installing a magnetic level sensor is the mounting, as wiring is simple and consistent. Mounting can be very easy, even for a sensor with a very long stem, as long as you have the right equipment. For example, a 20 ft. long sensor will likely require a few hands on deck, and perhaps a lift – such as some scissor lifts or a cherry picker.

Installing a Level Probe 101

Level probe installation can be a tricky procedure. These probes often reach from the top to the bottom of the tank. With such a long, and heavy, sensor, just getting it into the tank requires thought and a little muscle.

Mounting Options

Understanding your mounting options is key. What openings are there on your tank or vessel? How big are they, and will a float pass through it? We have mounting options for just about any set-up you have, but getting the wrong mount can be a pain to fix.

Application: Emergency Diesel Tank Level Measurement

multiple fuel tank valvesConstruction sites, data centers, warehouses, government facilities, cell towers, and more are kept operational during severe weather and other power interruptions by emergency generators. These very large generators are fueled by diesel stored in nearby tanks, and keeping track of the fuel level is of utmost importance.

For some, this task is simply reliant on a very accurate liquid level sensor. One customer monitors these various diesel storage tanks with our MPE level probe, a magnetostrictive level sensor.

These sensors are extremely accurate, and work by sending electrical pulses...

How Magnetostrictive Level Probe Sensors Work

One of the more accurate, higher resolution level sensors on the market is the magnetostrictive stem float, or probe level sensor. This continuous liquid level solution is able to determine level within only a few millimeters.

It works by using a ferromagnetic metal, which aligns itself with magnetic fields at the molecular level. By creating two competing magnetic fields, the magnetostrictive level sensor is able to generate a signal denoting the liquid level.

A magnetostrictive probe is built by suspending a ferromagnetic metal wire inside a long stem. Electronics at the top of the stem generate...