How Do Level Gauges Work?

Even though a level gauge is top priority when it comes to water storage tanks, an old wooden-rickety ladder, or utilizing empty soda bottles attached to a weight and many other temporary devices have sufficed up to now. But  they now have competition!.

Other methods to check the level in your tank allow for problems such as algae growth, or freezing. The more technical type of gauge require batteries or electricity. A familiar one that you may recognize (if you are a poly owner), is to ‘tap’ or ‘thump’ on the tank wall. Not too accurate and normally “one” will eventually revert to looking inside to estimate the level!

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As you know, it is always great to have a volunteer this will only last for so long as a “water-gauge”. Eventually for many, as the picture here suggests, the last volunteer and then it’s time to mend the ladder. If you have not heard before now of the most popular water-gauge coming out of Australia, get ready to pull down that old, unsafe, rickety ladder.

Send your soda bottles off to the recycler, no more tearing your jeans on the top wire coming down !

Ekotech from Australia, designed a level gauge that features simplicity and reliability, and by incorporating high quality materials, have sold over 50,000 units. Different to the majority of similar gauges that read back-to-front, the level gauge shows the actual water level in your tank.

This is so helpful for critical water level readings such as rainwater collection, especially if things are getting dry!!

Since its’ inception over 20 years ago, Yaktek has designed three other level gauges to compliment the Levetator. All working off the same principle of a simple weight/float system, and to suit a wide range of liquids.

All are built with high quality materials to guarantee reliability and longevity. The Dipstick and Levetator are readily available for ordering. Simply click on the gauge name that interests you to see product detail and pricing.

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What are the Armored Vehicle Ratings?

Armored Vehicle Ratings – What do armor ratings mean?

Are you considering utilizing an armored vehicle? Perhaps you are heading to an area of increased risk and want to understand more about armored vehicle UK, or are considering Armored Vehicle Rental.

There are two main primary standards used to rate armor – The NIJ and the EN standard.

The NIJ (the U.S body) is considered the world leader for ballistic testing for armor, they perform a full range of tests and provide details of the results in their armor standards. These show the range of protection offered by the different pieces of armor tested, from low powered hand guns, up to armor piercing rifle rounds. They provide 8 classifications of protection known as threat levels which are Class I, IIA, II, IIIA, III, IV, V & VI.

In other regions, predominantly Europe they are typically rated as levels B1-B7 using the Standard EN1063 scale. Both scales are similar in how they rate protection. Armor is typically tested at ranges from 5 meters to 15 meters, depending upon the class/rating and weapon. The class most likely to be found utilized and available on LATAM armored vehicles for rent is Class NIJ IIIA/ and EN standard B4. This will defeat .44 Magnum rounds, 9mm, 12 gauge shotguns and lesser threats.

Higher rated armor is available though always at a premium and is often dedicated to those at an increased level of risk. Class NIJ III/B5 is capable of defeating 7.62 rounds from a Kalishnikov rifle at 5 meters. The ratings then go up to counter significant caliber threats. At the B6/NIJ IV level and above the armor is designed to stop multiple 7.62 up to 30.06 AP (Armor Piercing) and Penetrator rounds and are also resistant to explosions.

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