An Overview of Level Gauges
Posted in Uncategorised, on September 01, 2021 By Admin
Level gauges are devices used to measure the levels of fluids inside a container or chamber as well as the interface between solids and liquids. They can also be referred to as level sensors.
There are three main types of level gauges, which you can learn more about by reading our blog on the subject. It is important to know the differences between these products as each type is better-suited for specific applications over others. Using the wrong type of level of gauge for your applications may result in inaccurate or inconsistent readings.
Many different industries all require the use of accurate and reliable level gauges for everyday processes. Some examples of applications and industries include:
- Pulp processing and paper making facilities
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing or processing
- Food and beverage processing
- Power generation plants
- Waste-water handling facilities
- Chemical refinery plants
- Oil manufacturing and refining plants
- Water treatment facilities
When purchasing a level gauge, you need to consider more than just your applications.
One of the key specifications to look out for is the gauge’s pressure rating. A level gauge’s pressure rating can be influenced by multiple factors, but most especially by the measurements of the gauge glass gasket, gauge glass, and valve body. The longer and larger the gauge glass, the lower the pressure rating of the gauge will be. Make sure to check the device’s pressure ratings against your needs before making a purchase.
The next step is to install the level gauge. With decades of experience in the industry of manufacturing equipment for industrial businesses, we at McRae Engineering highly recommend you leave installation procedures to professionals. The appropriate installation tools and safety equipment are needed for a safe installation job to be conducted.
The same goes for maintenance. If you are experiencing issues with your level gauges, get in touch with a technician and they will help you with troubleshooting. It is best to accurately diagnose the issue before attempting any repairs.
At McRae Engineering, we engineer a wide range of products of all kinds of industries. For more information on our services and products, visit our website today.