All the tank level gauge probes are almost customized for tank dimension, so it is very important to offer us the correct info when order. Here introduce in detail.
The tank level gauge probe length usually we called is only probe rod length, not include probe head.
The tank level gauge probe length ordered should be a little higher than tank height, if there manhole on tank top, the tank level gauge probe length should include manhole's height.
Usually, we use one formula to calculate the suiable probe length for tanks, that is:
Tank level Sensor/Probe length
= Tank diameter(height) + manhole height ( if have not, take as 0) + 80mm (between 50-100mm is ok)
Q: Why the tank level Sensor / probe should be higher than manhole?
A: There are mainly two reasons. First is for safe, the probe installed higher above on manhole, so the probe head is also above on this, when there any overfill, it can protect against measured liquid reach to probe head where is the core part of probe. Second is to fix probe, ensure probe is installed fixed and vertical with tank bottom.
For tank gauge Console, Carton, 32cm x 27cm x 42cm (LxWxH), about 11Kgs
For the installation accessories, one Carton can packed 8 sets at most, which for 8 probes.
Carton, 32cm x 27cm x 42cm (LxWxH), about 12Kgs
For SP Magnetostrictive tank level gauge probe, the package dimension depends on probe length and quantity. And depends on shippment by sea or by air, the package is also different. Take an example of SP300-2670mm, 4 probes:
By Sea, Foam first, PVC protection tube second, and at last Free fumigation box, 296cm x 27cm x 33cm ( L x W x H), about 40Kgs
By Air, Foam first, PVC protection tube second, third is also foam, 310cm x 20cm x 20cm (L x W x H), about 30kgs
For Air transportation, we also have Stainless steel protection tube package, which will need 2 working days for preparing.
Probe ID is the probe address when communicate with console, this is also the manufacturing code on probe nameplate.
Take an example, the maufacturing code on probe namapleate is 151388, the first two number 15 is usually manufacturing year.
On system setup of console, screen " Probe configure", input this number at "Probe ID"
Please also record this number, because it is also one important info we asked at first when receive service application.