The ultrasonic liquid level sensor is a non-contact measuring device. That can send and receive high-frequency sound waves to measure the distance to the surface of liquid-based materials.

Ultrasonic Level Sensing

The ultrasonic liquid level measurement uses the non-contact principle. It is most suitable for level measurement of hot, corrosive, and boiling liquids. It is used to measure liquid levels. Ultrasonic equipment that converts it into electrical signals to send to other instruments.

Sino-Inst offers a variety of ultrasonic liquid level sensors and transmitters for continuous, non-contact tank level measurement. If you have any questions, please contact our sales engineers.

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The liquid level sensor is a pressure sensor that measures liquid level. The static pressure input type liquid level transmitter is based on the principle that the measured liquid static pressure is proportional to the height of the liquid. It uses an isolated diffused silicon sensor or a ceramic capacitive pressure sensitive sensor to convert the static pressure into an electrical signal. Temperature compensation and linear correction are converted into standard electrical signals (usually 4~20mA/1~5VDC)

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The working principle of the ultrasonic level gauge: The high-frequency pulse sound wave emitted by the ultrasonic transducer is reflected on the surface of the measured level, and the reflected echo is received by the transducer and converted into an electrical signal. The propagation time of the sound wave is proportional to the distance from the sound wave to the surface of the object. The relationship between sound wave transmission distance S and sound speed C and sound transmission time T can be expressed by the formula: S=C×T/2.

According to the characteristics of ultrasound, it is actually more suitable for occasions where the accuracy requirements are not high and the working environment is not harsh.

  1. Water treatment industry.

Water treatment industry, including sewage treatment, tap water, pure water manufacturing and other occasions.

The measured medium is basically sewage and clean water, which does not require high measurement accuracy. And the working environment is basically not corrosive, there is no electromagnetic interference, and most of them work in the open air. At most, large waves are encountered where the water enters, or there is a small amount of foam on the water surface.

More about Application 3: Level Measurement In Waste Water Treatment Plants.

  1. Water conservancy and hydrology Water conservancy and hydrology industry.

In the early years, it was mainly used to measure water level changes at the gate. In recent years, because the state has increased its investment in the water conservancy industry. Flash flood warnings and water level and rainfall monitoring must be carried out in small and medium river basins.

These occasions basically need 24VDC power supply and RS485 output.

Because they are all measured on the water surface, there is no requirement for the launch angle of the ultrasonic level gauge. There will be no volatility and foam influence.

  1. Farmland Irrigation With the scarcity of water resources, farmland irrigation has begun to implement water level and flow monitoring.

It is generally carried out on a relatively wide channel. Small channels generally do not need to be measured.

The common channel width is more than 1 meter.

4. Chemical companies mainly need anti-corrosion and explosion-proof ultrasonic level gauges.

Liquids in chemical companies are measured by ultrasonic waves, which are basically in storage tanks.

For example: sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, liquid caustic soda, toluene, xylene, olefin, ammonia, acetone, etc. These occasions can be solved with an ultrasonic level gauge. If it is in the reactor, it will be affected by stirring.

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Advantages of ultrasonic level sensor:

  1. Simple structure. Convenient reading. Convenient installation and maintenance.
  2. Safe and clean. Long life. High precision. Stable and reliable.
  3. Non-contact measurement. It is less affected by the viscosity and density of the liquid.

Disadvantages of ultrasonic level sensor:

  1. There should be no obstacles under the sound wave. Because the ultrasonic level sensor uses the principle of sound wave reflection to achieve liquid level measurement. If there are obstacles, it will affect the ultrasonic emission. It will cause signal loss and affect the measurement effect.
  2. The measurement of ultrasonic level sensor is prone to blind spots. This is because in the ultrasonic pulse transmission process. Because the mechanical inertia occupies the transmission time. Therefore, the small area near the ultrasonic transducer cannot receive the sound wave. The area that cannot be measured is called the blind zone. The size of the blind zone is related to the ultrasonic measurement distance. The smaller the measuring distance, the smaller the blind zone. The larger the measuring distance, the larger the blind zone.
  3. The measurement of ultrasonic level sensor is easily affected by temperature. In actual measurement, changes in temperature will cause changes in the speed of sound. This will lead to errors in the measurement.
  4. It is not suitable to measure pressure vessels. Because the pressure mainly affects the probe. And there is a certain relationship between pressure and temperature. Pressure changes will affect the temperature changes, which in turn affects the speed of sound. The accuracy of the measurement is affected.

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Extended reading: What is the difference between ultrasonic and radar level transmitters?

Radar Level Transmitter is an application of microwave (radar) positioning technology in level measuring instruments. It transmits energy waves through a device that can emit energy waves (usually pulse signals). The energy waves are reflected when they encounter obstacles, and the reflected signals are received by a receiving device.

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According to the time difference of the energy wave movement process, the level change can be determined. The microwave signal is processed by the electronic device. Finally, the microwave signal is converted into an electrical signal related to the level.

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Liquid Level Measurement Using Ultrasonic Method

The basic principle of ultrasonic measurement of liquid level is: the ultrasonic pulse signal sent by the ultrasonic probe propagates in the gas, and is reflected after encountering the interface of air and liquid. After receiving the echo signal, calculate the propagation time of the ultrasonic wave. Convert the distance or liquid level height.

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Common Applications for Ultrasonic Liquid Level Sensors

Ultrasonic liquid level sensor integrates three functions of non-contact switch, controller and transmitter. Suitable for small storage tanks. In integrated systems or replace float switches, conductivity switches and static pressure sensors. It is also suitable for integrated applications in fluid control and chemical supply systems. for machinery, brakes and other equipment The application of small storage tanks is also a good choice.

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Ultrasonic Liquid Level Measurement
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The Ultrasonic Liquid Level Measurement Also Has the Following Characteristics:

  • The range of the ultrasonic liquid level sensor is 1.25 meters
  • Ultrasonic liquid level sensor DL10 output 4~20mA
  • Ultrasonic liquid level sensor DX10 outputs 0-5V voltage signal
  • Ultrasonic liquid level sensor probe material PVDF, resistant to acid and alkali corrosion
  • Narrow beam angle of 0 degrees, support static tube technologyWebCal software calibration, protection grade IP67

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Sino-Inst offers over 10 Ultrasonic Level Sensing sensors and transmitters for level measurement. About 50% of these are float liquid level meters, 40% is the level switches.

A wide variety of Ultrasonic Level Sensing sensors and transmitters options are available to you, such as free samples, paid samples.

Sino-Inst is a globally recognized supplier and manufacturer of Ultrasonic Level Sensing sensors and transmitters instrumentation, located in China.

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