The Portasteele® CALCULATOR is the perfect partner to any of Coltraco Ultrasonics’ liquid level detectors. It allows you to convert your measured liquid level to an agent weight, precisely and accurately. These readings can then be saved and exported for future reference and traceability.
Used in partnership with the Portalevel® Ultrasonic Level Indicator range
Ultrasonic liquid level detection is a considerably more practical means of monitoring the contents of your fire suppression cylinders than removing and individually weighing each cylinder. It is quicker, easier and, as it avoids any down time of your fire suppression systems, safer than the alternatives. However, cylinder manufacturers do not provide the liquid level of a filled cylinder; the only documented evidence of a cylinder’s contents is its fill weight. Furthermore, the liquid level will fluctuate with temperature, as the density of the liquid changes. This will happen by different amounts for different agents and cylinder sizes and, therefore, is not trivial to predict.
The Portasteele® CALCULATOR solves both of these issues. Using dimensional data about the cylinder provided by the user and the liquid level found with one of our Portalevel® units to precisely calculate the agent weight. This Portasteele® CALCULATOR automatically handles the effect of temperature in its calculations and allows you to reliably calculate the mass of agent in your cylinder to within 1% of the true value. This allows your liquid level measurements to be compared directly to the fill weight printed on the cylinder providing you with unparalleled traceability to your liquid level measurements.
Smart data recording
The Portasteele® CALCULATOR is designed for use with cylinders containing liquified agents, where there are distinct liquid and gas regions in the cylinder. However, there are a number of agents, such as CO2 and FE-13, which have what is known as their “critical point” within standard atmospheric temperatures, when stored at pressure. When a substance reaches its critical point, it ceases to exist as distinct layers of liquid and gas and becomes something known instead as a “supercritical fluid”. When this occurs, it is no longer possible to use the liquid level to monitor contents, as there will be no liquid level.
The Portasteele® CALCULATOR takes away the option to record data for substances that will likely be in this state. For CO2, for instance, this critical point occurs at 31°C, so if a user inputs a temperature in excess of this, the Portasteele® CALCULATOR will present an error and they will not be able to proceed and save this measurement.
Dual SIM card dual standby (1 micro + 1 nano)
7.0-inch HD IPS capacitive touch screen, 1280 x 800px
Compatible Agent Types
Accurate to 1% of true agent weight when used with a Portalevel® unit
Portalevel® MAX PLUS is our latest high-spec UL listed addition to our line of handheld, battery powered liquid level indicators. With Portalevel® MAX PLUS, an operator can rapidly and reliably detect the liquid level within a fire cylinder, with clear GAS / LIQUID interface, with an accuracy of ±1.5mm in under 30 seconds.
IMPA MSG P/N: 652776
KD983 CAGE code – COLTRACO LIMITED
The Portalevel® ORIGINAL is our low-cost, portable and battery powered, liquid level indicator designed to non-invasively, accurately, and reliably measure the level of fire suppression agent contained within a cylinder. The Portalevel® is suitable for most standard size cylinders containing CO2, Liquified Clean Agents and Halons.