Based on design of transparent glass gage, the liquid level indicator is illuminated by light coming from behind. Therefore, one of the drawback of transparent type is requirement of availability of some light from behind. Lighting panels which is called illumination are necessary when it is not available from ambient lighting. There are some types of Illumination light such as bulb, LED,…

In this topic, we will introduce LED Illuminator and application of White LED illuminator to determine level in Dirty gage

Illuminator Color is Critical for Determining Level in Dirty Gages

In some cases, it is hard to determine level of fluid inside of a dirty level gauge or one that contains a dark fluid, such as heavy oil. For this reason, the color of the illuminator is critical to cut through dirt or coatings on the glass or penetrate dark colored fluids. All competitive units on the market (designed for glass level gages that carry Class I, Division 1 certification) utilize colored LED’s that cannot cut through dirt or coatings that can build up on the surface of the glass.

Therefore, Jerguson manufactured white LED Illuminator that can cut through dirt and coatings on the surface of the glass as well as penetrate dark-colored fluids, allowing operators to safely find the level in the glass level gage during critical situations.

Below picture are side-by-side comparison of illuminators on the dirty level gage

Picture 1 : Top fluid level is within a glass section.

Picture 2:  Top of fluid level is between glass sections.

In pictures, with colored illuminators, the operator could easily think the gage was full or empty if viewing from a distance or in poor lighting conditions.

The Jerguson LumaStar LED Illuminator is available in both aluminum and 316 stainless steel, that carries 3rd party certifications by world-wide agencies for use in hazardous locations.  The inherent benefits of LED’s are well known: long life, low power consumption, etc.  The use of focused, white LED’s directs an intense amount of light into the gage thus allowing the user to view an accurate level indication even under dirty conditions.

ACCESS Professional Viet Nam Limited Company is distributor of Jerguson Gage & Valve Company – a brand of Clark Reliance Coporation. Please DO NOT HESITATE to contact us for more information

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