In today's world, people use various objects for different purposes. Water storage tanks are widely used for this purpose. However, it should be known that the use of storage products dates back a long time. Throughout history, people have always sought ways to store excess food they acquired, and one of those ways is through storage.
In the past, it was a storage method used in wells, but as technology advanced, invisible tanks started being used in various fields. An example of these tanks can be found in our cars' fuel tanks. Since the inside of fuel tanks is not visible, a float switch is installed inside. When we look at the general purposes of tanks, they are vehicles used to store any content, protecting it from external environmental and seasonal conditions, allowing the content to be transported from one place to another if desired, and facilitating the discharge of the content through a drain valve when needed.
The general purpose of float switches is to indicate the percentage of liquid remaining inside the tank where they are used. So, where are float switches commonly used, and how can you install a float switch in your purchased storage products? We have researched and compiled all this information for you.
Where is a Float Switch Most Commonly Used and How is it Installed?
Float switches have become quite advanced in today's technology. Float switches can be used both in tank filling and tank emptying. In tanks made of polyethylene and polyester, the amount of liquid inside can be clearly seen from the outside, but in some systems, a float switch is necessary because the storage product needs to remain fixed in one place. These types of areas are often found in caravans and yachts. Float switches with digital indicators can be used in such cases.
In the past, float switch systems used to work more pneumatically, but this system could easily break down and it was quite difficult to repair. From this perspective, electronic and hydrostatic float switches are widely used. This allows the storage product to be used for both filling and emptying purposes. We will also discuss float switches in two different categories: filling and emptying.
1. Tank Filling
Float switches are used, in simple terms, for the purpose of tank filling. They allow us to see the water level in the tank in real-time. In some float switch systems, the tank can be automatically filled, and when the tank is fully filled, it gives a signal to stop the pump. Similarly, when all the water is completely drained from the tank, it gives a signal to start the pump, automatically refilling the tank. In the manual aspect, you can monitor the tank's fill level from the indicator panel connected to the float switch.
2. Tank Emptying
The primary purpose of a float switch is to determine the quantity of the content inside the tank. The pump and hydrostatic systems we mentioned in the filling process also facilitate the complete emptying of the water inside the tank. This is a widely used system in industries. Running pumps and hydrostatic systems without water is not recommended as it can cause serious damage. Although pumps and hydrostatic systems without level indicators are protected against dry running, experts advise against using them in such a manner.
Float switches can be used in various storage products, but they are mainly used in water tanks with a capacity of 1 ton or more. As the volume of the storage product increases, the need for a float switch also increases. Some models are equipped with ladder supports to allow access to the top lid as they grow. Additionally, these products are manufactured in different sizes to provide solutions for various needs.
In terms of size variety, they can range from 50 liters to 100 tons. The use of float switches is suitable for all types of tanks. By selecting based on their designs, you can purchase any product. If you wish to buy storage products manufactured with advanced technologies, you can browse and purchase the models on our website. For more detailed information, you can contact our customer representatives.