AKCP ropeFuel Sensor

In Stock.
Only 1 left
SKU
FLKS
£420.00 £350.00

The AKCP ropeFuel sensor detects the presence of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at any point along its length

This sensor is suited to locations that contain fuel storage tanks or fuel transfer stations and is especially ideal for remote locations that use diesel fuel generators.

The AKCP ropeFuel Sensor is suited to locations that contain fuel storage tanks or fuel transfer stations and is especially ideal for remote locations that use diesel fuel generators. The AKCess Pro ropeFuel sensor is a rope-type leak detector that connects to any AKCess Pro sensorProbe or securityProbe RJ-45 Intelligent Sensor Ports and facilitates the detection of fuel and other liquids.

The ropeFuel sensor detects the presence of liquid hydrocarbon fuels at any point along its length. Installed with the AKCess Pro sensor module, the sensor detects the liquid, triggers an alarm, and pinpoints the location of a leak accurate to within one meter. Typically this sensor can detect:

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel #1
  • Jet A\B\5\8
  • JP-4\5\7
  • Kerosene

As this sensor is a rope type it is perfect for lying beneath fuel tanks, usually found being used with diesel generators in remote locations where early warning of fuel leakage or theft is vital to maintaining the power supply, either of a UPS or as the main power source.

The AKCP ropeFuel sensor in most cases is for single usage only and must be replaced after exposure to hydrocarbon liquids.

Specifications

Cable Diameter 0.28 in. (7 mm) nominal
Operating Temperature Range -20°C to 60°C (-4° F to 140° F)
Pull Force Limit Not to exceed 50 lb
Bend Radius 2 in. (50 mm) minimum
Pressure Loads greater than 20 lb (9 kg) per linear inch at 20°C (68°F) may immediately trigger an alarm
Measurement Accuracy Capable of detecting the presence of fuel and oil at a specific location within 1 meter along the length of the sensing rope
Sensor Type Patent pending, microprocessor controlled capacitance measurement technology
Nonresettable Must be replaced after exposure to hydrocarbon liquids
Power Consumption Typical 125 mWatt, 25 mA
Comes fully assembled and includes the rope portion that is the liquid sensing cable, the non-sensing leader cable (from the rope to the sensing module) and the main sensing module. Also includes a 5 foot CAT5 extension cable.
Communications Cable RJ-45 jack to main sensor module using standard UTP CAT5 cable. Maximum extension cable length is 30 meters or 100 feet.
Sensing Rope Cable can be pre-ordered from a 1 meter minimum to any custom run length of up to 5 meters.
Non-sensing Cable comes in a standard 20 foot run length and can be extended up to 165 feet (50 meters).
Sensor OID is .1.3.6.1.4.1.3854.1.2.2.1.18.1.3.0
Note AKCP does not recommend the ropeFuel Sensor to be placed on a conductive surface
Ask a Question
AKCP sensors all use RJ45 connectors and can be extended using standard CAT5 cable and one or more inline couplers up to a maximum distance of 100m. Historically, AKCP did recommend extending their sensors using your structured cabling systems. AKCP have more recently stopped recommending the use of structured cabling systems as structured cabling systems become more intelligent they begin to interfere with the sensor signal making the sensor reading unreliable at best. Read more
Published in: AKCP

How to Buy

Ordering from outside the UK?

OPENXTRA is able to supply this product worldwide. Order online using either UK Pounds or Euros, email us, request a quote or call +44 (0)1943 465918 for a quotation in UK Pounds, Euros. If you are in the EU but outside the UK, we may be able to quote ex. VAT.

We can also supply UK, European or US style power supplies for most products.