Solartron Mobrey has launched a new water level sensor for the marine industry. The sensor has been developed to enable bulk carrier operators to meet the new SOLAS Regulation XII/12, recently passed by the International Maritime Organisation. This Regulation requires all bulk carrier vessels to fit water ingress detection systems on or before the vessel’s first service after 1 July 2004. Water level detectors must be installed in cargo holds to provide audible and visual alarms when the water level reaches 0.5 m above the hold’s inner bottom and also when the water level reaches 15% of the depth of the cargo hold but not more than 2 m.
The Marine Squing is intrinsically safe and certified for operation in the marine environment in temperature range 40°C to +150°C. IP68 ingress protection ensures satisfactory operation for 20 days submersion at 30m. The sensor has an integral test facility and is provided with a factory fitted and sealed flame-retardant marine cable in lengths of 15, 30 or 50 m. According to the manufacturer, Squing is designed for quick and easy installation.