- April 10, 2017
Cable Selection Guide For Submersible Level Sensor
The latest series of submersible pressure sensors from MeasureX offers high accuracy and low cost of ownership with minimal maintenance, making them suitable for long term commercial and industrial applications. Made of robust 316 stainless steel, these level sensors are ideal for harsh environments, such as water that has been contaminated, and fluids that are mildly corrosive.
In order to use these sensors in applications that are more demanding, they must be coupled with the right cables. Selecting the right type of cable for your application is our job at MeasureX. Listed below are the cable options for you to choose from for our submersible pressure sensors depending on various parameters.
Cable Jacket Options: We have a wide variety of cable jacket options available depending on the customer’s application. Choosing the right jacket type can help to reduce failures in the field, reducing time and costs. Each jacket has different benefits and selecting the right jacket will extend the cable life time.
1)Polyurethane (Polyether type): This is our standard general purpose, polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethane with UV stabiliser and an MFI value of 41-60.It has got poor electrical properties and is known to be very durable and UV resistant. It is ideal for the majority of water and liquid level applications. It offers abrasion resistance, transparency, toughness, fungal resistance, hydrolytic stability and more. In terms of applications, it should be used with transducers that monitor wastewater, irrigation, and other water and pump applications.
2)ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene): The ETFE jacketed cable option provides excellent mechanical strength. It can resist deterioration due to weather exposure and temperatures up to 85°C. It should be used in applications where chemicals are present, such as chlorine, hydrochloric acid, gasoline, and other liquid hydrocarbons.
3)Armored: Armored cables feature an outer PVC jacket with polyurethane cable in the interior and in between it is protected by galvanized steel interlock coil. It has a temperature limit of -40°C to 85°C. This cable is suitable for rugged terrains, animal resistance, and harsh weather conditions. An additional benefit of using this type of capable is that it is an all-in-one “cable and conduit” which means that it is capable of being buried or trenched. This saves time and money given since these actions don’t have to be performed separately.
4) PVC: PVC is the most commonly used and widely available cable option for submersible level sensors. It is the most economical option available in the market for level sensors. It is an ideal choice for wash-down applications due to its high moisture resistance. PUR is more expensive than PVC which is also used as cable coating, and thus the cost per metre/foot for PUR coated cables tends to be higher than PVC coated cables.
When selecting a jacket type on a cable, it is important to review the application in which it will be used and make the decision based on what the requirements are. The staff at MeasureX can help decide what type of jacket for a particular cable is best for your application and offer a product from our vast inventory.
These products are geared towards wide variety of customers and MeasureX is available to provide custom designs where warranted by volume and application. If you require additional configurations for a cable for submersible level sensor that are not listed, please make an enquiry for further assistance.
To ensure that our products meet the highest standards, MeasureX uses a detailed quality management system based on ISO 9001. To learn more about the submersible pressure sensors and cable options that we offer, visit our website at http://www.measurex.com.au/ or just drop us an email at Sales@MeasureX.com.au.