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Water in Fuel Sensor used in Diesel Tanks

Aug 07, 2023

There is no doubt that the water in fuel sensor can detect the water in diesel tanks. But for some people, they think magnetostrictive level sensors are more efficient and convenient. However, for most users, the suitability of the product and the price factor are our first consideration. In fact, as the sensor manufacturer, we pay attention to the development and research of each industrial sensors, different sensors with different features, we will according to most of the people’s will and common measurement field, the research and development for everybody strong adaptability and high stability of the sensor to meet the needs of everyone, so the water in fuel sensor was born.

What is water in fuel sensor?

A water in fuel sensor(WIF sensor) is a monitor that detects the presence of water in a diesel/fuel tank. Based on the submersible type design, it can meet most of the measurement ranges in the market. Unlike the conventional submersible fuel level transmitter, it has a 316L stainless steel probe that allows it to accurately calculate the water level and to alert when the tank reaches its maximum.

Why need water in fuel sensor?

The water in fuel sensor can be recognized by everyone, I think there are two reasons. First, the current market demand is not only simple water level measurement or oil level sensor, new measurement needs are constantly explored, the new fuel level sensor to adapt to today’s industrial development and measurement needs. Second, different countries have different weather conditions. Much of the south Pacific and countries close to the amazon rain forest get plenty of rain, so the quality of diesel tank can be affected if the water in the tank exceeds the warning level, which is an important reason.

How does a water in fuel sensor works?

HPT604-FW water in fuel sensor utilizes a capacitance-based detection method to detect the presence of water in fuel. It consists of two metallic electrodes separated by a non-conductive material, which acts as a dielectric. The electrodes are in direct contact with the fuel.

In the absence of water, the dielectric material between the electrodes is primarily fuel. When fuel is present, it has a different dielectric constant compared to water. When water comes into contact with the sensor electrodes, it acts as the dielectric material, changing the capacitance between the electrodes. The presence of water alters the dielectric constant, leading to a change in capacitance.

Based on the detected changes in capacitance, the sensor generates an electrical signal that indicates the presence of water in the fuel. This signal can be used to trigger an alert or alarm, providing a warning to the user.

Refer to the video for a brief of How It Works.


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