Simplify the Process

Illustration of liquid measurement in silosWhen measuring liquids in storage or buffer tanks, choosing the correct industrial instrumentation solution can simplify installation, reduce maintenance and improve uptime. From monitoring the fill level in silos to detecting the storage level in containers, an effective solution exists for each type of level measurement task.

While the characteristics of liquids can vary, determining the most appropriate solutions doesn’t need to be complicated. Below are eight important questions to consider that will help you determine which automation solution is right for your application.

8 Questions to Ask Yourself:

  • Is my liquid corrosive?
  • Can I use a contact solution?
  • Do I need the sensor to be hygienic (e.g., for food and beverage)?
  • Is the liquid transparent?
  • By how much does the temperature of the liquids vary? 
  • What accuracy/precision do I need?
  • Analog or switching output?
  • What is the plan for routine maintenance of the tank?

Answering these eight questions will help you give you a better idea of what your application requires and the type of solution needed. SICK offers a wide range of solutions for accurate, continuous liquid level measurement, including guided radar sensors (TDR) and ultrasonic sensors.

For additional information about our level measurement sensors and their capabilities, download the Fluid Sensors Catalog or send us your question at

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Jesse Janson

Jesse’s hobbies include riding his motorcycle, playing just about any sport, entertaining his two dogs, and working on projects inside and outside the house. He enjoys brushing up on his Spanish speaking skills when traveling to Mexico or talk with colleagues from that area. And is fascinated by complex machines that incorporate sensors, actuators, and drives to perform multiple functions.

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