Mounting Liquid Level Float Switches In Tanks (Optimizing Level Sensor Placement)

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Vertical Float Switches:

The most common mounting for a float switch is the top of the tank. The float switches are usually inserted through a threaded opening and secured in place using a wrench. If there is not a threaded opening a flange mounted liquid level sensor can be installed through a blind hole and bolted down. Another option is to install the float from the inside of the tank or fasten it to the lid with a nut and bolt. Sensors can also be installed at the bottom of the tank using these same methods, but be sure to always use the proper gaskets and sealants to prevent leakage. We have hundreds of different mounting options and configurations available.




Horizontal Float Switches:

Sometimes access to the top or bottom of a tank is not an option and mounting to the side of that tank makes more sense. Side mounted float switches are a great option that allows the fuel level sensors to be installed at a more precise liquid level location. They can be installed through a threaded opening or bolted to the tank using a flange connection. Internal mounting is also an option using washers, gaskets, and fastening with a nut.



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