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Q. Why choose “cylinder level testing”?

A. Cylinder level testing compared to manually weighing fire suppression cylinders saves you time, labour and minimises risk.

Q. What is the method?

A. Choose the flagship handheld ultrasonic liquid level indicator: Portalevel® MAX to inspect cylinder liquid contents in 30 seconds. See the intro video here:

Q. How does it work?

A. This innovative technology is designed to be very easy to use. Watch this “how to” video here:

Q. What agents does it work on?

A. The Portalevel® MAX can inspect CO2, FM-200™, Novec™ 1230, FE-13™, FE-25™, FE-36™,  Halons and a range of other extinguishing agents.

Q. Why is it better?

A. It is safer, faster and cheaper. Plus, it is accepted by regulations as an alternative method.

Q. Why is it safer?

A. No need to turn off the fire suppression system during inspection. No need to remove the cylinders from the manifold. Portalevel® MAX enables you to test in-situ. Plus, no risk to personnel who may suffer back injuries by lifting heavy cylinders.

Q. How is it faster?

A. Traditional weighing takes 2 people 15 minutes per cylinder. Portalevel® MAX takes 1 person 30 seconds per cylinder.

Q. How is it cheaper?

A. Saving you time so you can carry out more inspections. Saving you labour costs and removing the risk of injuries. Plus, Coltraco Ultrasonics have a “Price Promise” for the most competitive quotes.

Q. What if I still want to know the agent fill weight?

A. If you want the weight of agent as well as the contents verification, you can use the Portalevel® MAX’s perfect partner: Portasteele® CALCULATOR to convert readings – taking just another 30 seconds.

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