Ultrasonic v Radar
Ultrasonic technology and radar technology are both commonly used for level measurement in LPG tanks. However, ultrasonic technology is generally considered better than radar technology for this application for several reasons:
Accuracy: Ultrasonic technology provides more accurate level measurements than radar technology. Ultrasonic sensors are capable of measuring level to within millimeters, while radar sensors typically have an accuracy of a few centimeters.
Non-contact measurement: Ultrasonic sensors do not make physical contact with the liquid in the tank, which means there is no risk of contamination or damage to the sensor. In contrast, radar sensors emit electromagnetic waves that can be absorbed by the liquid in the tank, leading to inaccurate readings.
Cost-effective: Ultrasonic sensors are generally less expensive than radar sensors, making them a more cost-effective option for LPG tank level measurement.
Wide measurement range: Ultrasonic sensors are capable of measuring level in tanks with a wide range of sizes, from small tanks to large storage tanks. In contrast, radar sensors are better suited for measuring level in large tanks.
Environmental factors: Ultrasonic sensors are not affected by environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, or air pressure, which can affect the accuracy of radar sensors.
In summary, ultrasonic technology is generally considered better than radar technology for level measurement in LPG tanks due to its accuracy, non-contact measurement, cost-effectiveness, wide measurement range, and insensitivity to environmental factors.