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Fill level indicator on the oil tank and heating oil tankThe level indicator on a heating oil tank indicates the filling level. The fill level in the oil tank is that area between the bottom of the fuel oil tank and the surface of the oil that is in the oil tank.
To measure the filling level, you can use a measuring tape or a folding rule. However, due to the design of an oil tank, this type of measurement of the filling level in the heating oil tank can only be very inaccurate. An alternative to see the level in the oil tank, are tankers.
Mechanical level indicators for oil tanks
The most cost-effective variant of a fill level indicator on the fuel oil tank is the mechanical fuel gauge. You can buy them in stores or in special online shops from around 12 to 15 euros. The downside of a mechanical oil level gauge is that these fuel meters may jam, the gauge stops, and an incorrect level reading is displayed that is actually in the oil tank.
Hydraulic level indicators for heating oil tanks
The hydraulic level indicators are more expensive than the mechanical level indicators, but
they are more accurate and can not get stuck. The price can be around 200 euros. These models of level indicators are equipped with an evaluator and a submersible probe. In the immersion probe a pressure measuring cell is installed. Via a digital display you can then read the level of the heating oil tank. Hydraulic level indicators for the oil tank but you can already
buy from a price of 40 euros to 100 euros.
Level indicators with signal function
In specialized online shops or at the dealer for fuel oil accessories, you can also buy oil tank level indicators equipped with ultrasonic or radar sensors. The level indicators emit a signal tone or indicate via a warning lamp when a minimum value of oil in the heating oil tank has been reached and a refueling of heating oil is required. These level indicators, which are equipped with a sensor and inform about the emission of a beep or the visual warning via a signal lamp about the minimum value in the oil tank, are available from around 100 €.