The Basics of Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters

Magnetostrictive level transmitters are continuous float level sensors that provide near real-time level measurements by creating competing magnetic fields to generate a signal corresponding to liquid level. Other types of continuous level sensors include radar transmitters, ultrasonic sensors, and submersible pressure transducers. Each of these has unique features that make them suitable or inappropriate for different applications.

API 18.2 Custody Transfer Compliance with APG's Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters

An oil tanker truck pumps oil from containment tanks, in an API 18.2-related scenarioAPG recently introduced the new API 18.2 MPX Custody Transfer Approved Magnetostrictive Float Level Sensors. We also provided you with a quick synopsis of API 18.2 and its importance for increasing safety and accuracy in crude oil custody transfers from lease storage tanks. In this post, we will tie the two together, showing you how our API 18.2 MPX sensors meet the requirements of API 18.2.

The Bulletproof MPI-T

This happy little tank farm can use an upgrade to the MPI-TIt’s Titanium. It’s bulletproof. Right?

Okay, perhaps our MPI-T isn’t literally bulletproof, but then again neither is Sia. And while the bulletproof metaphor nearly works for APG’s new MPI-T Intrinsically Safe, Titanium Stem Magnetostrictive Float Level Transmitter, perhaps an even better one is that of dodging bullets. There are all sorts of bullets related to crude oil storage just waiting to kill your level measurement systems, but the MPI-T can help you dodge those bullets.

Three Reasons the MPI-F is the Flexible Probe You’ve Been Looking For

This big water storage tank needs the increased safety of an MPI-FNo Jedi mind-tricks necessary here. APG’s new MPI-F Intrinsically Safe Flexible Stem Magnetostrictive Level Transmitter is just the flexible probe you’ve been looking for. The MPI-F is flexible, intrinsically safe, and can be inherently safe, and when we say flexible, we aren’t just referring to the stem. The safety value of the MPI-F extends beyond protected operation in hazardous locations.

APG Introduces the new MPX Series API 18.2 Custody Transfer Approved Magnetostrictive Level Probes

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces the new MPX Series API 18.2 Custody Transfer Approved Magnetostrictive Level Probes.

Designed to meet the exacting standards for crude oil storage and transfer from lease tanks, MPX Series API 18.2 probes are built on robust 1”-diameter stems...

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.

APG Introduces the new MPX-E Chemical Magnetostrictive Float Level Transmitter

APG's New MPX-E Chemical

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces a new float level transmitter, the MPX-E Chemical Magnetostrictive Float Level Transmitter with a chemical resistant coating.

The corrosion resistant MPX-E Chemical brings you accurate and dependable level measurements in places where stainless steel doesn't measure up. The chemical resistant coating is designed for use in corrosive, acidic, and marine environments, such as: sulfuric acid, boric acid, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, and sea salt water.

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.