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Safe Sailing: Sensors Help Out Fuel Barges

Mon, 12/04/2006 - 4:42am

MTS Systems Corp.'s Sensors Division, Cary, NC, is providing fuel barges with its M-Series sensors and, thus, increasing the safety of international coastal shipping between European nations. The magnetostrictive level sensors provide precise measurements of hazardous materials being carried by fuel barges as required by the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways. Using only one probe for temperature, material, and water levels, the M-Series provides an additional safety barrier by monitoring both the level and temperature of the hazardous substance, allowing barges to safely ship high volumes of petroleum, kerosene, diesel, oil, and other hazardous chemicals.

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