Level measurement sensor technologies and how to select suitable level measurement instrument for your application?


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Different types of level measurement technologies are available. Based on the application right level measurement instrument must be selected for accurate level measurement.

Types of level measurement instruments available are Ultrasonic level,Hydrostatic level measurement,Vibrating level,Float/Buoyancy level,Radar level,Capacitance level,Electromechnical level measurement.

Based on the medium right level measurement technology can be selected. Types of medium are Clean water,Dirty water,Chemicals,Slurries,Bulk solids,Open channel.

Comparison level measurement sensor option based on medium to be measured

Following questions will help you to choose correct level sensor.

Contest being measured - Powder / Slurry / Liquid / Solid
Continuous level measurement / Discrete level measurement
Temperature / Pressure of the application
Level measurement range
Accuracy requirement
Electrically conductive medium ?
Possible to penetrate the vessel wall or be inside it ? Direct or Indirect measurement
Any turbulence,foam or vapour?
Contact or Non contact level measurement ?
Integral display or remote display