Rope Fuel Sensor
The Rope Fuel sensor detects the presence of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at any point along its length
This sensor is suited to locations that contain fuel storage tanks or fuel transfer stations and is especially ideal for remote locations that use diesel fuel generators.
- Product Code: FLKS
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- Optional Lengths Available
This sensor is suited to locations that contain fuel storage tanks or fuel transfer stations and is especially ideal for remote locations that use diesel fuel generators. The AKCP ropeFuel sensor is a rope-type leak detector that connects to any AKCP sensorProbe or securityProbe RJ-45 Intelligent Sensor Ports and facilitates the detection of fuel and other liquids.
The ropeFuel sensor detects the presence of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at any point along its length. Installed with the AKCP sensor module, the sensor detects the liquid, triggers an alarm, and pinpoints the location of a leak within a meter, or a foot. Typically this sensor can detect:
- Diesel #1
- Jet A\B\5\8
As this sensor is a rope type it is perfect for lying beneath fuel tanks, usually found being used with diesel generators in remote locations where early warning of fuel leakage or theft is vital to maintaining the power supply, either of a UPS or as the main power source.
The AKCP ropeFuel sensor in most cases is for single usage only and must be replaced after exposure to hydrocarbon liquids.
|Measurement Range||Wet or Dry|
|Sensor Type||Open/Closed contact input switch|
|Measurement Rate||Multiple readings every second|
|Capable of detecting the presence of fuel and oil at a specific location within 1 meter, or 1 foot along the length of the sensing rope|
|Response Time||Typical response time at 20°C (68°F)
• Gasoline : 2-12 minutes (depending on the grade and type)
• Diesel #1 : 60 minutes
• Jet A\B\5\8 : 50 – 70 minutes
• JP-4\5\7 : 15 – 70 minutes
• Kerosene : 47 minutes
|Nonresettable||Must be replaced after exposure to hydrocarbon liquids|
|Indication||LED for Status|
|Operating Temperature||-20 °C~60 °C
4 °F~140 °F
|Pull Force Limit||Not to exceed 50 lb|
|Bend Radius||2 in. (50 mm) minimum|
|Pressure||Loads greater than 20 lb (9 kg) per linear inch at 20°C (68°F) may immediately trigger an alarm|
|Communications Cable||RJ-45 jack to sensor using UTP Cat 5 wire|
|Communications Cable Max. length||The FuelRope Sensor can be extended from the RJ-45 Intelligent Sensor ports on the base units up to 100 feet, or 30 meters using standard CAT5/6 LAN cable.
Comes fully assembled and includes the rope portion that is the liquid sensing cable, the non-sensing leader cable (from the rope to the sensing module) and the main sensing module. Also includes a 5 foot CAT5 extension cable
Non-sensing cable comes in a standard 20 feet run length.
|Power Source||Powered by the controller unit. No additional power needed|
|Full autosense including disconnect alarm|
|Power Consumption||Typical 125 mWatt, 25 mA|
|Dimensions||56 x 55 x 33.3 mm|
|Mounting||DIN rail mounting
|Cable Diameter||0.28 in. (7 mm) nominal.|
|Important Note||* The AKCP ropeFuel sensor in most cases is for single usage only and must be replaced after exposure to hydrocarbon liquids.
* AKCP does not recommend the ropeFuel Sensor to be placed on a conductive surface.