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How to Choose the Right Level Switch for Your Building

A Guide to the Level Switch

Choosing the right LKI AS level switch can seem like a daunting task to many building owners. After all, there are so many different types of switches that it’s hard to know which one is best for you and your property.

First, you should determine what type of system you’re working with. There are three main types: pneumatic, electric and water level switches.

Next, you need to consider the size and space available for your switch. If it’s a large area or open pipe work, then an air-operated switch is usually best because they send small pulses through the pipe which travel faster than liquids so there won’t be any delay in receiving information about whether levels have changed enough to shut off a pump. The downside is that it can take more energy to activate them since every pulse requires compressed air from a compressor unit along with electricity for powering up the control valves themselves.


If it’s too difficult to install many separate pipes into one overall tank or reservoir, then electric level switches are the best option. They use electricity to send signals through a single pipe leading into one tank or reservoir, although they require more maintenance than air-operated ones since every time there is an electrical surge via lightning for example, their components can be damaged easily.

Water level switches tend to be used in places where space is extremely limited and the only way you could install pipes would mean drilling holes right next to each other at different levels so that water travels from one point of contact directly into another which makes it easier to detect any changes automatically without too much delay. However, if your system involves pumps with either very high pressure or extreme temperatures (higher than 80 degrees Celsius) then this type of switch may not work because their parts can expand and contract differently.

As for installation, it’s usually best to let an expert handle this part since they know what type of switches are compatible with your system and will be able to install them safely without any electrical or water damage occurring as a result. This is especially important because there could be issues like short-circuiting if the switch itself isn’t installed correctly which means that either you won’t receive signals when levels drop enough to shut off pumps automatically – or worse still, your wiring may spark and create fires within the building! Finally, always remember that level switches work on electricity so don’t forget about grounding systems properly before installing anything new.