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Black water measurement game changer


ll develop black water measurement game changer

Measuring the content of black and grey water tanks on-board most vessel types is an essential yet usually unpleasant task, especially when current measurement devices become blocked or encrusted with the tanks contents – very unpleasant. Ultimately, this build-up leads to incorrect reporting of the tank level, resulting in further problems for both owners and crew members.

As specialist manufacturers of measurement sensors for challenging applications, Gill Sensors & Controls (Gill) have been working on a reliable sensor to meet the requirements and significant demands of the marine industry.

One of the main benefits of Gill’s new Blackwater Sensor is its capacitive sensing technology, which has been proven and used within F1, motorsport and defence vehicles to provide a continuous level measurement from full to empty. Completely sealed and with no moving parts or holes, the single probe sensor design has many advantages over other sensor types.

Uniquely, the new sensor will feature a solid, smooth non-stick coating eliminating the possibility of substance accumulation and blocking. Traditional market solutions require holes or ledges upon which the tank contents can build up, which leads to incorrect tank readings. The Gill Blackwater Sensor will provide a reliable level measurement and prevent users from needing to carry out regular cleaning of the sensor.

Significant development time and testing has gone into the new sensor to ensure it is compliant with marine interface systems, including NMEA 2000.

The Blackwater Level Sensor is the newest in Gill’s long line of innovative sensors for challenging applications and will be available to order in early 2016.

See the Blackwater Sensor demonstrations at METS 2015 on stand 03.220 and discover how it can be installed to help your application.