Griffon Hoverwork, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of hovercraft. Griffon approached Gill R&D to design and manufacture a capacitive liquid level sensor to be installed inside the hovercraft fuel tanks which would withstand severe operational conditions experienced on the crafts.
With hovercraft propellers and turbulent sea conditions generating high vibrations and unsteady conditions, the accumulation of reliable fuel level data is difficult to achieve. A solution was required to meet the high temperatures experienced under the hovercraft skirt. Compatibility with NMEA 2000 outputs was also needed to ensure the sensor could be connected with multiple devices as part of an integrated networking system.
Gill R&D produced a 316 marine standard stainless steel capacitive liquid level sensor designed for high temperature operation from -40°C to 125°C. The sensors have been deployed as standard fit inside the new fleet of hovercrafts to ensure ultimate in-service reliability throughout the expected life of the crafts.
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