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Critical Level Measurement; Novice Engineer's Library

How to Install Three Magnetostrictive Level Gauges and What Are Some Good Instrumentation Books?

By Bela Liptak

*Q:* Please clarify how to install three magnetostrictive level gauges (reflex/transparent type) in a vessel to measure the same level. What should the nozzle projection be? Is it possible to install three magnetostrictive level gauge transmitters in a two-of-three configuration? Are three gauges applicable or not necessary? If it's not necessary to use three magnetostrictive, level-indicating transmitters (LITs), how should one install two level gauges (reflex/transparent type) in a vessel to measure the same level? Please provide any sample sketch or isometric drawing for a level gauge that I might use for reference and review.

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