The Easy Level™ (U.S. Patent Number 8,756,991) liquid level indicator is faster and easier than traditional liquid level measurement with portable tapes. If the liquid level rises above the chosen set point, the bright orange indicator will appear in the Easy Level’s clear dome top. If there is a pump in the well, the high level indication signifies excess liquid inflow rates or that the pump may need service. For wells without pumps, a high level may indicate that a pump is needed to maintain the leachate levels below regulatory limits or improve gas collection efficiency.
Using portable liquid level tapes in landfill gas collection wells requires the wellhead to be opened, which allows air into the well and interrupts gas collection. Also, field crews using reel type meters are exposed to any gases that may be released, and to liquids that can coat the tape and probe. Unlike portable tapes that can be triggered by foam, the Easy Level will only indicate a high level when the liquid in the well has exceeded the predetermined level. The Easy Level can also be used with a hand-held analog gauge or digital display to allow easy measurement of the actual liquid level without opening a well or riser.
Many tanks, sumps and pits are difficult or hazardous to access and monitor for liquid level. The new Easy Level system provides a clear visual warning if the liquid level rises above a selected trigger point or falls below it. The Easy Level indicator requires no battery or electric power supply, so it is safe and easy to install. All that is required is running a 1/4” tube from the probe to the indicator.