Ultrasound (Portalevel®)

The Portalevel® Standard uses an ultrasonic signal which is transmitted into the cylinder and by analysing the returning echo, it is able to identify the interface between liquid and air. The Portalevel® Standard is our upgraded model from our earlier Portalevel® Standard unit with enhanced controls, a slightly altered display and ergonomic enhancements. Internally we have brought more of the electronics up-to-date to protect against obsolescence, improve the power output of the unit and increase the expected life span of the equipment.

Portalevel equipment

Portalevel® testing equipment

Prior to the introduction of the Portalevel®, the only way for a fire engineer to verify the levels of liquid gaseous extinguishants in cylinders was to shut down, dismantle and weigh the system (a very time consuming procedure and potentially damaging to the connections), or to use radioactive instrumentation.

The advantages of the Portalevel® include:

  • Identifies liquid levels in cylinders, and single skinned holding vessels up to 1″ (25mm) wall thickness
  • No health and safety at work or IATA transportation restrictions. No operational shut downs necessary.

Uses for ultrasound equipment

Industrial CO2, Halon, Halon replacement fire protection systems, offshore platform dispersed banked systems, marine single and multi-banked systems, engine room and other power generating protection systems.

Below are some of the marine vessels we look after for fire extinguishers. These are fitted with single, double and quad bank fixed CO2 systems protecting the engine rooms.

MV Erasmus, Thames Luxury Charters

The MV Erasmus (Thames Luxury Charters)

PS Dixie Queen, Thames Luxury Charters

The luxurious replica paddle steamer PS Dixie Queen (Thames Luxury Charters)