Water-in-Fuel Sensor (WIF™)
Simple, Accurate, Affordable and Reliable Solution for Water Contaminant Detection
Parker Velcon’s Water-in-Fuel (WIF™) Sensor is designed to meet Energy Institute (EI) 1598 Specifications for electronic sensors used to monitor fuel contamination including free water and/or particulate matter.
The WIF sensor was created using technologies developed by Parker Velcon for the US military.
This advanced technology is at the core of the Velcon Contaminant Analyzer (VCA®) which has been deployed in commercial and military applications for over ten years.
Utilizing laser light scattering principles, the WIF is designed and calibrated to detect the presence of free water in fuel from 0 to 50 ppm.
Parker Velcon strives to utilize our proven technologies while employing simplicity of installation and operation in its design criteria.
The WIF is designed to interface with common meter systems using a 0-20 mA output or can be implemented with a simple secondary control box that can be connected to a “dead man” circuit assuring safe fueling.
When used in conjunction with Parker Velcon aviation fuel filtration solutions, the WIF Sensor can provide for your overall ground fuel handling needs and helps you assure CLEAN DRY FUEL™.
In addition, use of electronic water sensors qualified against EI 1588 may be used as an alternative to Chemical Water Detectors (CWD) where CWD are mandated in the JIG Standards.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Cost Effective
- Simple installation
- Simple integration
- Simple operation
- Rugged stainless steel design to meet the toughest fueling conditions
- Measures the clarity of the fuel
- Leverages and simplifies light scattering sensor technology used in the VCA over the past 10 years
- As free water diffuses/scatters the laser, the optical sensor measures the level of light scatter
|Energy Institute||Meets EI1598 Criteria (Pending)|
|Technology||Utilizes light scattering|
|Resolution of Free Water||0-50 ppm|
|Sample Ports||Utilizes either NPT or BSP 1/4"|
|Power Input||9 - 30 DCV|
|Output||0 - 20 mA|
|Current Draw||600 mA @ 12 VDC|
|Operating Temperature||-30°C to 50°C (-22°F to 122°F) |
|Operating Fluid Temperature||0°C to 85°C (32°F to 185°F) |
|Operating Pressure||2 to 7 bar (30 to 200 psi) |
|Viscocity Range||10 to 500 cSt|
|Hazard Classifications||Ex II 1/2G Ex ib [ia] IIB T4|
Ex II 1/2G Ex ia IIB T4 (Pending)
Ex II 3G Ex ic IIB T4
|Ingress Protection Rating||IP67, no ingress of dust; complete protection against contact, immersion up to 1m|
|Auto self-diagnostic (5 seconds |
after power up)
Light Sensor Operation
|System Tie-in Options||Connects directly into existing PLCs|
Optional secondary electrical box to tie in to deadman circuit
|Estimated Installation Time||Less than 1 day|