[PIC] How to measure level of liquids and sense relativehumidity?
Mike Witherden email (remove spam text)
The most accurate maturement of liquid level I have dealt with in the Petro
Chemical Industry is the long wire float method, where a float is guided on
one or two vertical wires which run from the top to the bottom of the tank.
The float then either has a flexible wire of some sort which runs from the
float up to a spool on the top of the tank so the height of the liquid is converted
into a rotational position which can be read using a potentiometer. (some
gearing may be used.) (This can also be done digitally.)
The top of the float may also be used as a reflector and a simple beam of
light or Infra Red or laser etc can be reflected of the top of the float giving a
very accurate reading once the height of the float above the liquid is subtracted.
If the whole thing is put into a 'still tube' the effect of liquid sloshing around is eliminated.
This method enables you to very accurately read liquid levels in tanks tens of
meters high containing just about anything.
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