Level switch application

Level Q&A

How can I ensure that my tank will not overflow because of a wave radar Rosemount 5300 failure? What about the Rosemount 2120 vibration fork?

Expert’s answer: Level switch application

Why don’t you want fluids in your environment? Think about it: in hot weather, your employees might appreciate an indoor pool. Don´t you want that? No? …OK, so let’s make sure you can test your level switch application in a simple way.

If you are afraid of heights, I have good news for you: Rosemount 5300 series comes with a verification reflector that allows you to test it without having to climb your tank. You can remotely verify the integrity of your instrument in your control room using your asset management software.


Level switch application
Courtesy of Emerson Automation Solutions

If you have a Rosemount 2120 vibrating fork to measure your tank level, here’s a tip: If you look close enough you will find a label like this one I’ve included below. All you have to do is approximate your magnet to the “magnetic test point” label and that’s when the magic happens; the contacts will close/open. I know this isn’t completely reliable testing, but it can save you some time if you don’t need a full, functional test.

Rosemount 2120 vibrating fork
Rosemount 2120 vibrating fork – Courtesy of Emerson Automation Solutions

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