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.

3 Reasons the Series PRL True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitter For Liquids Excels in Water and Wastewater Measurement

Waste Water Pond

The Water and Wastewater industry provides many opportunities for liquid level measurement. (It helps that there is so much water to keep track of.) Opportunities can turn into challenges, though, if the measurement technology chosen can’t meet the demands of the job. No matter what the demands may be, APG’s new Series PRL True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitter For Liquids is up to the challenge.

Continuous Level Measurement: Magnets To Float Your Boat

Resistive Chain Level Sensor on Oil TankLet’s be honest with each other. (It’s ok, we’re all friends here, right?) When you think of continuous liquid level measurement, magnetic float level sensors aren’t the first thing you think of. And when you do think of them, your first instinct isn’t “Hey! That’s the perfect sensor technology for this job!”

It’s ok, you’re not alone. The excuses come easy: too much upfront effort to determine the length of the stem; no idea what kind of float to use; more expensive to transport; difficult to store and install. Yeah, we’ve heard them all.

But notice what doesn’t come to mind: maintenance, ease of use, reliability, and durability. That’s because you don’t have to worry about any of these issues with a magnetic float level sensor. They are simple to use, and highly durable, which translates to incredibly low maintenance and long-lasting reliability. Let’s take a closer look.

Liquid Level Sensor Technology Decision Tree

illuminated exclamation mark in a field of dark question marksHere it is, the week after Christmas, and you still haven’t gotten that special something for your process system. A liquid level sensor would be great, but you just aren’t sure what type of sensor would be best for you, uh, your process system.

Well, APG is here to help. No, we didn’t put together a comprehensive gift guide for your process system. But, we did manage to assemble this handy-dandy Liquid Level Sensor Technology Decision Tree. Answering each of these questions will help you identify the liquid level sensor technology that best fits the needs of your system.

Why This Level Transmitter Is Almost Always Best For Harsh Chemicals

When it comes to harsh chemicals, one level transmitter consistently rises above the rest

Not all sensors are created equal. Some level transmitters have distinct advantages that give them access to applications where other sensors are unable to perform.

In past blog posts we have discussed a variety of application obstacles. They include things like high temperatures, foam, vapor, and turbulence. Today we would like to cover some level sensors that can monitor harsh chemicals.

A Stand Alone Water Level Sensor & Display

Our MND display can connect directly to several of our water level sensors, providing power and a displayFrom time to time, we do something kind of awesome. Sometimes it starts with a customer’s request, sometimes we foresee the need, but every now and then we start a project and a need surfaces that fits perfectly. It’s a lot like stars aligning, but you don’t need a telescope, an astronomy degree, and ancient Mayan hieroglyphs to be a part of the experience.

This time it’s a stand-alone water level sensor and display that can power itself up, turn itself off, display a digital reading, and whisk you away to level measurement geek-out land (batteries included).

It all started with the development of our Tank Cloud system, which uses Modbus communication protocol to...

Liquid Level Indicator For Methanol Tanks On Ships

A liquid level indicator on these ships monitors methanol for use on offshore oil rigsEvery day millions of gallons of Methanol (wood alcohol) are being transported by supply ships to offshore oil rigs located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Methanol is used to keep the oil and gas flow lines from freezing, becoming restricted, or blocked with build up during drilling operations.

The methanol tanks on the supply ships are pressurized and all liquid level indicators must be rated intrinsically safe. It is also highly recommended that tank level sensors have a Product Design...