What is Point Level Measurement?
Point Level Measurement refers to the use of a point level sensor to detect the material level in a storage tank or silo. Also called point level Indicators, Controls, and Switches. This type of equipment is used when it is not necessary to measure every possible intermediate level. Just like in the case of continuous level measurement.
The point level sensor measures the preset level of liquid, mud, or solid media. And open or close the electrical contact at the desired set point. In some applications, sensors are also used to trigger pumps, valves, or other controls. To return the media to the preset level. Capacitive, ultrasonic, rotary, and vibrating liquid level switches are suitable for almost all applications from bulk solids to liquids and in between.
What is a point level sensor?
Liquid level measurement usually has two forms: continuous liquid level detection and point liquid level detection. In continuous level detection, the sensor continuously measures the level of liquid or solid in the tank. The point level sensor measures the preset level of liquid, mud or solid media, and opens or closes the electrical contact at the desired set point.
Point level sensor is also called liquid level switch, or liquid level controller. Point level sensor is used for point level detection. The sensor will detect the liquid at a certain point in the tank or chamber. Generally, this applies to processes that need to be managed at a high or low level.
Point level sensor is suitable for liquid, paste, powder, or bulk solid in a silo. You may encounter problems with property changes, turbulence, foam, vibration, or accumulation, but a wide range of sizes, installations and materials make inspection easy.
Common point level sensors, such as photoelectric level switch (SST sensor), horizontal float switch, vertical float switch, ultrasonic level sensor, tuning fork level switch.
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What is a continuous level sensor?
The continuous level sensor is designed to provide level detection through every point in the tank or chamber. This means that regardless of the liquid level, it can provide feedback across the entire range of the container. This is very useful for processes where knowing the level is always important and for applications that require increased accuracy.
Common continuous level sensors, such as submersible level sensors, ultrasonic level sensors, capacitive level sensors.
Types of Point level measurement
Liquid level measurement is a key link to realize the automated production of industrial processes. According to the difference of its output, it can be divided into Point level measurement and continuous quantity measurement. A wide variety of liquid level switches have caused many obstacles to the correct selection of users. For this reason, the common classifications of liquid level switches are introduced as follows. Hope to be helpful to instrument users.
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