The new float version with level switch VEGASWING 63 and electrode EL 3 for oil/water detection is now available. It is used for reliable detection of leakages, e.g. in tank dikes.
The vibrating level switch VEGASWING 63 detects whether the float is floating on a liquid or sitting in dry surroundings. The conductive measuring probe EL 3 provides information on whether the liquid is a conductive medium, like water, or a non-conductive medium such as oil. All possible leakage states in containment systems can thus be detected and clearly identified.
This new version supplements the existing float version with capacitive level switch VEGACAP 63, which is used for detecting even very small quantities of oil on water.
Description of the three detectable states:
State - Instrument behavior / VEGASWING 63 / EL 3
No liquid present / uncovered / uncovered
Float in oil / covered / uncovered
Float in water / covered / covered
The new float version is especially advantageous for tank dikes, e.g. in fuel depots. Due to the changed legal situation, which can be attributed to the Buncefield accident in 2005, measurement and monitoring technology is now required for storage tanks.
The float body is made of PVC. The float assembly for oil/water detection is suitable for use in Ex zone 1 (ATEX ll 2G).