American Journal of Applied Sciences

Design of Economical Equipment for Water and Fuel Level Detection in Jordan

Ali M. Othman

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.473.478

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 5

Pages 473-478

Abstract

Both a cold and hot water supplies in Jordan are provided by indirect systems and so is the fuel supply for central heating, by using storage tanks placed over the buildings roofs. This requires climbing to the roofs for measuring the level of fluid in these tanks. This method is primitive, impractical and tedious. A simple reliable easing system is designed, manufactured and tested for solving the existing problems associated with the already used method. The equipment measures the level of cold water and fuel and also allows the measurement of the temperature of the hot water and displays them on a board inside the user’s house with an accuracy of 2 – 3 %, which is acceptable in such applications. However, when the measurement is taken for payment purpose the fuel level should be measured exactly. Also the system indicates when the water arrives from the main supply. The described equipment is small in size and weight and of low power consumption; in addition it requires minimum maintenance, which makes it cost effective. However the model needs testing in freezing point of used liquids. Also the device requires further development in order to solve other problems facing building services in Jordan.

Copyright

© 2008 Ali M. Othman. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.