Also used for cleaning generator or other machinery and equipment components, water wash is periodically discharged as wastewater. Once the compressors and other equipment have been cleaned, water wash is collected in a dedicated collection tank.
Magnetrol® has produced an applications brochure for the power and utilities industry detailing measurement challenges and solutions for each step of the power generation process. This blog post is part of an occasional series exploring each application in detail.
Level Measurement Challenges and Considerations
Collected water wash is generally stored in a tank monitored for level with typical capacities of 50 to 100 gallons. Level instrumentation must be able to ensure that these tanks stay at capacity.
Level Measurement Solutions
MAGNETROL has produced level measurement solutions for water wash tanks:
- For point level: Top mount float-actuated switches
- For continuous level: Echotel® Model 355 non-contact ultrasonic radar transmitter or Eclipse® Model 706 guided wave radar transmitter
- For visual indication: Top mount Atlas