MPI-E Chemical: Safe, Continuous Level Readings in Hazardous OEM Spaces

Pump skids are great OEM products for MPI-E Chemical level probesFor an OEM, level measurement in easy places is, well, easy. In fact, in some places, it’s so easy a float switch can do it (well, several hundred float switches). But we’re not here to talk about those places today. We’re going to look at continuous level measurement with harsh chemicals. And in explosive atmospheres. And the availability to meet OEM and system-integrator needs. That’s right, we looking at the Intrinsically Safe, Chemically Resistant MPI-E Chemical Float Level Transmitter.

How to Configure Your Float Switch: Normally Open Switches vs Normally Closed Switches

normally open vs normally closedDeciding whether your float switch needs to be normally open or normally closed for pump control can be a little confusing. So we would like to clear things up.

When we say normally open or normally closed, we are referring to an electrical circuit. An open circuit is incomplete, meaning that the electric current is unable to complete the loop due to a gap. A closed circuit is complete with no gaps, enabling the current to travel through the whole loop. 

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.