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« on: August 14, 2016, 10:57:13 am »

Hello Forum,

Could someone tell me what this is, what it does? It was seen on the deck of a bunkering vessel.

Have cropped photo, so hopefully won't be too large !

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 11:05:29 am »

Hello Matt

It looks like some kind of meter been installed

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 11:48:29 am »

Thank you Adrian for your prompt reply.

A tilt switch perhaps for automatic 'redistribution' of water (see this photo below).

I was on deck watching some guy taking all sorts of readings/measurements whilst they bunkered for almost 6 hours !

Water started to flow from a pipe on the forecastle.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 08:26:38 am »

Hi,

this is an electronic ullage meter. It measures the height between the tanktop end the level of the liquid e.g. oil.
Before you had to open a little hatch like this and measure with an ullage tape. Later there were electronic ullage meters which could be read in the control room. This is some makeshift replacement which can be read in situ. You can still see the electric connection on the right of the original measuring device.


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