Archive for category Measurement
Air Bubbler Systems: Old Faithful Liquid Level Measurement
Posted by danstips in Air Bubbler, Level, Level Technology, Measurement on November 12, 2015
In an ideal world there would be a perfect liquid level measurement system that would work for every liquid and every application. Unfortunately, that product does not yet exist, leaving operators and technicians to go through the trial and error process of finding the level instrumentation that will work for them.
So in this high-tech world, is there still a need for the old faithful pneumatic systems like air bubblers? The answer is YES! Why? Because air bubbler systems work when other systems fail.
Air bubbler systems will work with the more difficult of liquids such as…
How to Measure Thermal Energy
Posted by danstips in Control, Cost Issues, Flow, Flowmeters, Installation, Magnetic Flowmeters, Measurement, Temperature, Ultrasonic Flowmeters on October 21, 2015
As energy costs and environmental concerns continue to rise, we count on our facility managers to take control of building/factory energy consumption. To reduce their companies’ carbon footprints, facility managers have begun implementing energy management programs to control their systems, optimize efficiency, and manage expenses.
But how are they doing it?
Let’s say you are trying to cool your facility. There are two steps to determining how much energy is consumed in the process. Read the rest of this entry »
Understanding Level Readings & the Truth about Level Measurement Instruments
Posted by danstips in Air Bubbler, Honeywell, Level, Level Technology, Measurement, Radar, Siemens, Ultrasonic, WIKA on September 30, 2015
In order to understand level readings, you must first comprehend how the instrument works. Three of the most common level-measuring techniques involve using a displacer, float, or differential pressure instrument.
Here’s the catch.
While each of these instruments can be used to report a level reading, none of them actually measure level.
I know what you’re thinking…
If none of these instruments measure level, how do we end up with a level reading? Read the rest of this entry »
Does ultrasonic level measurement work with a standpipe?
Posted by mikedelacluyse135 in Echomax transducers, Installation, Level, Level Technology, Measurement, Siemens, Ultrasonic on April 29, 2014
The easy answer: Yes.
But in a recent webinar on choosing the best level technology for your application, the more specific answer is this: Yes, AS LONG AS you pay attention to the unit specs and a pretty simple rule of thumb.