Diesel Tank Level Transmitters for Oil and Gas Applications

Within the oil and gas industry, critical equipment responsible for a variety of crucial tasks run on diesel fuel. Caring for this equipment is a full-time position, as any downtime could drastically affect operations, costing time and money. However, assuring that this equipment always has the fuel needed to run correctly is an easily attainable task by using the correct instruments.

AMETEK STC offers the liquid level equipment needed to solve this issue in its U.S. Gauge models of level transmitters. The Model 575 intrinsically safe level transmitter and the Model DDMC meter/controller can continuously monitor the fuel level in diesel storage tanks. The Model 575 level transmitter is placed in the liquid, and an optional conduit adapter is used in the tank to protect the cable. The Model DDMC meter is used to power the Model 575 transmitter through approved electrical barriers. The DDMC also provides a continuous display of the level in the tank.

The Model 575 submersible level transmitter is a hydrostatic level product for quick, reliable level measurement. It comes standard with CSA Intrinsically Safe approvals for many different level monitoring needs including lifts stations, inventory tank measurement, ponds, lakes, rivers, landfills, reservoirs, or any type of water treatment facility including power plants, steel mills, mines, industrial chemical plants, refineries, and municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities.

The Model 575 indicates level by continuously measuring hydrostatic level pressure via its sensing element and transmitted by a 4-20 mA signal. This design provides excellent linearity and repeatability, low hysteresis and long-term stability. To install, simply lower the transmitter into the tank, well, or vessel. The Model 575 has a measuring range of up to 690 feet, but can go in much deeper wells if needed, with thousands of feet of cable, as long as the actual measuring range is 690 feet or less.

The Model 575 and other liquid level transmitters from U.S. Gauge are in stock and available for quick delivery on their webstore: The webstore includes easy-to-use part builders, tables, and comparison pages to help users make an informed decision in minutes.

About U.S. Gauge
U.S. Gauge is one of the world's leading suppliers of high quality, competitively priced pressure gauges, diaphragm seals, temperature gauges, and thermowell fittings. Founded in 1904, U.S. Gauge's product line includes a wide range of pressure gauges, from vacuum to 23,000 psi, in single or dual scale dials. Gauge sizes range from 1.5" to 6", with brass, 316 stainless steel, or Monel internals. All U.S. Gauge products can be found on their website at

About Gemco
Gemco holds more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing packaging sensors that work flawlessly in even the most hostile environments. Gemco is manufactured and supplied by AMETEK Factory Automation. Gemco has the largest selection of standard and custom linear displacement transducer products and with over 1 million possible combinations in their standard units alone, they are certain to have a solution for any specific application.

Consult AMETEK Factory Automation at +1 800-635-0289 to discuss your application or visit the website,, for a complete listing of their LDT offerings.

AMETEK STC (Sensors, Test, & Calibration) is among the world's leading manufacturers of calibration instruments for temperature, pressure, and process signals under the brands JOFRA and Crystal Engineering. For more information on the full line of JOFRA and Crystal Engineering calibration products visit

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Ametek STC
205 Keith Valley Rd., Horsham PA 19044 USA
Tel: +1 215 293 4123

June 2020

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