Driving Efficiency: Optimizing Diesel Level Monitoring with Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors

Efficient diesel level monitoring is crucial for industries relying on diesel-powered machinery. Today, we’re shedding light on a proven solution for monitoring diesel fuel levels: SSI TechnologiesFluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensor technology. While Fluid-Trac™ sensors excel in various diesel storage setups, their true potential shines in mobile vehicle applications, particularly fuel tank level monitoring.

Understanding the Technology:

Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors employ advanced ultrasonic technology to monitor diesel fuel levels accurately without physical contact. Their non-invasive design seamlessly integrates with existing fuel tank openings, ensuring precise readings without contacting the diesel. With remarkable distance accuracy of up to ± 0.125 inches (1/8th inch) for Fluid-Trac®, these sensors outperform traditional float-arm or reed switch senders, providing reliable and precise readings.

Benefits of Mobile Fuel Tank Level Monitoring:

Continuous level monitoring on mobile applications offers several benefits:

  • Convenience: Users can monitor fuel levels remotely from anywhere with an internet connection, offering flexibility and convenience, especially for fleet managers overseeing multiple vehicles or equipment.
  • Accuracy: Fluid-Trac™ sensors deliver precise measurements, ensuring accurate fuel level readings even during vehicle movement or operation.
  • Efficiency: Real-time monitoring allows for proactive decision-making, reducing downtime, and optimizing fuel consumption by ensuring timely refueling.
  • Cost Savings: By preventing fuel shortages and optimizing refueling schedules, organizations can reduce fuel-related costs and improve budget management.
Addressing Common Concerns:

While mobile fuel tank level monitoring offers numerous benefits, addressing common concerns associated with traditional fuel level sensors is essential. Conventional sensors, such as float-arm or reed switch senders, may suffer from inaccuracies due to mechanical wear, environmental factors, or compatibility issues with diesel fuels. Common disadvantages include mechanical wear leading to inaccurate readings, susceptibility to environmental factors like temperature changes and debris accumulation, and limited compatibility with various fuel types.

How Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors Mitigate Concerns:

Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors offer a revolutionary solution to these challenges. These sensors provide accurate readings without mechanical failures, utilizing a non-contact approach for different fuel types. Their advanced ultrasonic technology offers high accuracy, even in dynamic environments, while digital filtering capabilities minimize errors caused by diesel fuel sloshing. Additionally, Fluid-Trac™ sensors feature a wide operating temperature range from -40°C to 85°C, ensuring reliable performance in harsh conditions.

Different Types of Fuel Level Sensors:

Fuel sensors come in various types, each with its own set of advantages and limitations. Common types include resistive, capacitive, ultrasonic, and float-based sensors. Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors stand out due to their non-contact measurement method, high accuracy, compatibility with diverse fuels, and customization capabilities. Whether for mobile fuel tank level monitoring or stationary diesel storage systems, Fluid-Trac™ sensors offer unmatched reliability and performance, making them the ideal choice for enhancing diesel storage reliability.

Customization for Mobile Applications:

Fluid-Trac™ sensors offer easy drop-in installations with mounting options, including standard SAE 5-hole and threaded NPT, ensuring hassle-free integration into mobile fuel tanks. Moreover, these sensors feature digital filtering capabilities to eliminate errors caused by diesel fuel sloshing, making them ideal for trailer-mounted diesel generators (gensets) and other mobile equipment. Additionally, factory-programmable strapping tables allow tank profiling, accommodating unique diesel fuel tank shapes.

Operating Temperature and Reliability:

Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors are designed to withstand harsh environments, with an operating temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. Their reliability is further enhanced by the absence of moving parts, ensuring long-term performance and minimal maintenance requirements.

How Kodiak Controls Can Help:

In line with our dedication to optimizing diesel level monitoring, at Kodiak Controls, we recognize the importance of reliable solutions. As a trusted distributor of SSI Technologies’ Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors and other innovative technologies, we stand ready to assist you in selecting the right sensor for your specific monitoring needs.

Contact Us for More Information:

For more information on SSI Technologies’ Fluid-Trac™ Ultrasonic Level Sensors or to discuss your requirements, please contact us today. Our knowledgeable team is ready to answer any questions and provide personalized recommendations tailored to your business needs.