Measuring Fluid Level Using Microwave Radar
Checking the fluid level in big ship tanks can be an extremely difficult task. Tecdia developed the perfect solution using microwave technology and engineering know-how.
The use of radar sensors to identify distant objects and measure their movements even when obscured by darkness and other conditions is widely known. Microwave engineers are finding new applications in sensors using high frequency radio waves, including measuring the volume of material in very large storage containers or locations that otherwise may be difficult, dangerous, or expensive to measure. This tutorial covers one such sensor developed by Tecdia to monitor the fluid level in oil tanks.
Petroleum comes in a variety of conditions and product types: from thin, clear liquids, like gasoline, to black, viscous, and heavy liquids like crude oil. A widely used method of monitoring fluid levels by using a float that goes to the surface of the fluid, indicating the level by its position, has been around for a long time. With this mechanical contact method, there are problems with highly viscous oils becoming stuck to moving parts and causing failures. Our client was looking for a solution that could easily be applied and adjusted.
Fluid Level Radar Unit
Our client is convinced that Tecdia has established a great new method for monitoring fluid levels of all types of oils and chemicals that also proved the benefits of being reliable and maintenance-free.
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