Radiant Technology LLC, also known as Belite Electronics, has introduced the BINGO Fluid Detector which instantly provides an indication of fluid presence or absence. It is ideal for use in aviation and in fluid process control as well. It is typically installed at the point in the tank where the pilot wants to be alerted. For instance, at one-quarter tank remaining.
"This product continues our development of innovative, disruptive products for the fuel and fluid measurement industry," said James Wiebe, CEO of Radiant Technology. "Our products improve safety while flying, and thus reduces pilot anxiety. Pilots always want more accuracy out of fuel systems, and this product provides them with exact feedback when fuel is at a specified level."
The product is also ideal for industrial process monitoring and control, since it is compatible with an enormous amount of fluid types. The housing is constructed of a special kind of plastic, impervious to just about everything; and the sensing technology is also highly agnostic to fluid type.
The fluid detector screws into any 1/8 NPT port and works off of standard power, from 10 to 32 volts, so compatibility is universal with most electrical systems. The device includes a built in dual color LED alarm and also an external LED alarm which may be remote-mounted. (Green equals presence of fluid; red is for absence of fluid.)
Operating range is -20 to +85C; current consumption is minuscule at 0.01 amperes. Weight is 30 grams or one ounce. Standard output is LED driver compatible, 0 to 3.3 volts with current limiting. Other outputs available (special order) include serial data.
Application is certainly not limited to LED visual alarms. For example, the device is ideal for signaling start / stop of automatic fueling systems.
Tested fluids to date include: gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, water, hydraulic fluid.
Other fluids which are believed compatible include: alcohol, acetone, ethanol, acids, certain oils, brake fluid, coolant. This is a very partial list.
Priced at $99.95, Bingo Fluid Detector is currently shipping. Part #RBINGO
The BINGO Fluid Detector is one in the line of aviation instruments offered by Belite Enterprises through its Radiant Technology line of products. The Radiant instrument line combines many functions into simple, small lightweight units and uses sunlight readable full color high contrast LCD screens.