Offshore Systems 3271, the perfect fuel tank sensor?

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

5 Responses

  1. Walter Guinon says:

    Let’s hear it for good old sight glasses.

  2. R.O. says:

    While sight gauges are pretty foolproof and reliable, they’re mighty tough to monitor from the helm station. I’d welcome the availability of what sounds like a simple to install, flexible to monitor probe like this – and capacitance fuel level sensors have a long history of accuracy & reliability in aviation, though there are some issues relating to calibrating the unit to match the density of the specific fuel type.
    I agree with Ben’s concerns about using this type of probe to sense fuel contamination however.

  3. Al T. says:

    This tech is the same as, they have sold cap guages for some time.
    Proven tech. used in industrial field form the 80’s

  4. vronp says:

    The capacitive probes measure the dielectric properties of the fluid, not the density.

  5. Norton Rider says:

    The fuel quantity in large aircraft is measured in pounds or kilograms, not volume. This is where the calibration R.O. is referring to comes in.

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