1) Use a firmware-based adaptable sensor that can measure multi-properties of the liquid at multi-points such as level and temperature, height, varying environment using the same technology. In the computer business, multi-media technology was developed which uses the same hardware and different software to replace, individual answering machine, fax machine, stereo, video etc. The cost-effective future of liquid properties sensing is the development of a single technology that can measure most of the liquid parameters such as level, temperature, acidity, viscosity, flow, pressure, and liquid particle constituents.
2) Use self-calibrated technology that can measure accurately level and/or temperature.
3) In feedback systems for controlling level and temperature, develop a sensor with firmware that can be used together with active control like valves, pumps and motors. In some present feedback systems, the controller is sold by one company and the liquid level is sold by another company and when the system does not work, the sensor suppliers blames the controller suppliers and vice versa. Having a firmware based liquid level sensor that can be used with adjustable gains will avoid these problems. 4) Develop firmware that will monitor the health of the liquid level sensor or the entire feedback system.
~Josef M, Research & Development, Los Angeles, CA
Look for global battery life with reliable calculation methodology and precise scenario. Look for suppliers who have proven they can provide a global solution for all your requests
~Rpbert F, Consultant, Blauzac, France
Make sure the measurement technology matches the application - don't use exotic forms of level measurement when a simpler/sounder method is available.
~Peter T, Owner of an Instrument supply company - often used to specify/consult on applications in the measure, Midrand, South Africa
Testing the product in a replica of the real application is crucial to obtain the expected results. Especially in a large application since many factors can influence the actual results.
~Sylvain Larocque, Engineer, Hawkesbury, Canada
Talk to a supplier with the most complete variety of level instruments to get best advice on the right type to use for your application.
~Amir Hedayatnia, Marketing/Sales, Strongsville, OH
Look at overall cost compared with time taken to mount, connect, set-up and operate. Determine best method for the application.
~Tony S, Marketing/Sales, Sydney, Australia
Be careful check the specif. and if the vendor has application know how as opposed to sales training.
~Alan N, Engineering Consultant, Sydney, Australia
The position of the sensor is critical to good performance.
~Ricardo Rojas, Engineer, Vancouver, Canada
Yes. I recommend level sensor which is no moving parts.
~Shinichiro Sakata, Marketing/Sales, Tokyo, Japana
Specification should meet with the application.
~Dadang R, Engineer, Tangerang, Indonesia
Use the long life battery.
~Redwan R, Technical Support, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia