Level Sensor Selection Guide


Numerous principles of operation and design variations together with the consideration of installation parameters, location, and operational economies, can make selecting the correct level sensor a daunting task. We are here to help…

The main questions which need to be considered before selecting a level measurement sensor:

  • What are the contents being measured – liquid, solid, slurry or powder?
  • Are level measurements required either continuous or will point level (discrete) measurements suffice?
  • What are the minimum and maximum temperatures and pressures associated with the application?
  • What is the required level measurement range?
  • What measurement accuracy is required?
  • Is it possible to penetrate the vessel wall to accommodate an insertion level instrument or locate the level instrument inside it?
  • If liquid, is there any turbulence, foam or vapour at the surface?
  • Is an integral display or remote display required?
  • What kind of output / alarms are required eg analogue, relay, etc ?
Clean WaterYesYesYesYesYes, but costlyYesNo
Dirty WaterYesYesYesYesYes, but costlyYesNo
ChemicalsYesYesYesYesYes, but costlyYesNo
SlurriesYesYesCertain DesignsNoYesCertain DesignsNo
Bulk SolidsYesNoCertain DesignsNoYesYesYes
Open ChannelsYesNoNoNoNoNoNo

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