Effortless Liquid Level Detection in Pipes: Unlock Precision with Coltraco Ultrasonics’ Portapipe®

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Liquid level detection is a critical aspect of various industries and applications. These are mostly in tanks and containers. Fluid levels in pipes are often neglected and at times equally important. By effectively monitoring and controlling liquid levels in both tanks and pipes, processes can operate efficiently, equipment damage can be prevented, and safety can be enhanced. Ultrasonic testing, such as the Coltraco Products Portapipe®, offers a reliable and portable solution for non-invasive liquid level measurement in pipes, where fewer solutions are available in the market for pipe liquid level detection. 

In pic:  Pipes at a factory in the food production industry.

In pic:  Pipeline at Oil and Gas refinery plant

Importance of Liquid Level Detection in Industries and Applications: 

Liquid level detection is crucial in a wide range of industries and applications, where the precise measurement of fluid levels is vital. Industries such as semiconductor manufacturing, chemical plants, oil and gas, food and beverage, water treatment, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, mining, HVAC systems, and power plants all rely on knowing where the liquid level is or indeed if there is any liquid at all in the pipes for efficient operations and enhanced safety. 

Please find a few indicative industries and possible applications: 

  • Semiconductor manufacturing plants: Monitoring chemical levels is crucial for ensuring proper chemical usage and preventing environmental harm. 
  • Chemical plants: Ensuring the safety and control of pipes carrying chemicals is critical. 
  • Oil and gas industry: Preventing overfilling or underfilling in pipelines is crucial. 
  • Food and beverage industry: Monitoring ingredients and finished product levels is important. 
  • Water treatment plants: Properly monitoring pipes involved in the water treatment process is essential. 
  • Pharmaceuticals: Monitoring liquid levels in pipes during the manufacturing process is necessary. 
  • Pulp and paper industry: Monitoring liquid levels in pipes during paper-making is crucial. 
  • Mining industry: Monitoring liquid levels in pipes during ore processing and tailings disposal is important. 
  • HVAC systems: Preventing system overflow and damage is critical. 
  • Power plants: Monitoring liquid levels in cooling and fuel handling systems is necessary. 

In pic: Portapipe is shown in action, testing a Vertical Pipe

In pic: Portapipe is shown in action, testing a Horizontal Pipe

Ultrasonic Testing for Liquid Level Detection in Pipes: 

Ultrasonic testing provides an effective method for liquid level detection in pipes. Coltraco Ultrasonics’ Portapipe® is specifically designed to accurately measure liquid levels within pipes and small cylinders. It features a built-in database of commonly used fluids and pipe materials, allowing for easy customization based on specific requirements. With its user-friendly design and precise measurement capabilities, the Portapipe® is a versatile and reliable tool for professionals working with fluids and pipes. 

Portapipe® offers several key benefits for liquid level detection in pipes: 

  • Versatility: The device can identify the levels of a wide variety of fluid types in pipes and small containers, including water, diesel, petrol, FM200™, NOVEC™ 1230, and more. 
  • Accuracy: The Portapipe® provides precise measurements with an accuracy of ±1% of the true level, ensuring reliable results. 
  • Multiple Measurement Capabilities: It offers time-of-flight and absence/presence liquid level measurement capabilities, providing flexibility for different pipe configurations. 
  • Easy Customization: The built-in database allows for the addition of custom fluid and material types by simply inputting the speed of sound. 

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Liquid level detection is of utmost importance in various industries and applications. Accurate monitoring and control of fluid levels within pipes ensure operational efficiency, prevent equipment damage, and enhance safety. The Coltraco Portapipe® with its versatile features and reliable performance is an invaluable tool for professionals working with fluids and pipes. Its ease of use, accuracy, and portability make it an essential asset for efficient liquid level measurement in different sectors. 

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