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Coltraco Commitment To :

  • Through-life maintenance support
  • We still maintain units built 20 years ago
  • Extend trade-in credits - replace old units for new
  • UL listing & ABS type approval - Portalevel™ MAX
  • ABS type approval & RINA approval - Portascanner™
  • Be a life-safety technology partner – Permalevel™
  • Certified OEM calibration & ODA service stations

Coltraco manufacture Ultrasonics That Work

Requirement of Checking Cylinders’ Content With Gaseous Systems Leak

Gaseous extinguishing systems protect urgently important infrastructure against special hazards, fundamental for the safeguarding of critical facilities. Although many in the fire industry work towards meeting better standards, in their experience, Coltraco have numerous concerning anecdotes of non-compliance: systems portrayed and installed by contractors as NOVEC 1230 but filled with sand or water. Room integrity testing with questionable results and with the room integrity remaining un-monitored after testing, liquefied extinguishants being confused by installers with Inert gas systems and service engineers asking how to test the liquid level in powder, obviously the list goes on.

Coupled with these anecdotes, currently the regulations are not extensive enough to deal with the risks presented in gaseous systems.

Maintenance of the Cylinder’s Content

We have explained here the regulations that the storage container contents with liquid level indicator shall be checked at least every six months as follows:

  • Liquefied gases: for halocarbon agents, if a container shows a loss of agent in quantity of more than 5 % or a loss of pressure (adjusted for temperature) of more than 10 %, it shall be refilled or replaced.
  • Non-liquefied gases: for inert gas agents, pressure is an indication of agent quantity. If a container shows a loss of agent quantity or a loss of pressure (adjusted for temperature) of more than 5 %, it shall be refilled or replaced. 
  • Essentially, it is known in regulations that the gaseous systems leak and need to be maintained. Given that the gaseous systems are designed specifically to the individual need of that room or building etc., a 5% loss of agent may mean that they would not fully extinguish the fire.
  • 1.5mm - the accuracy which Portalevel®, ultrasonic liquid level indicator and constant monitoring Permalevel® Multiplex can find the liquid level of agent in cylinders to.
  • 62.5% - Calibration band setting on the Portalevel® Max, found to operate on the broadest range of application to the tightest tolerance of any ultrasonic liquid level indicator in the world.
  • 26 seconds, The average test time to identify the liquid level in any liquid gaseous cylinder using the Portalevel® Max.

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Test Room Integrity Easily

We are delighted to offer a new addition brought and manufactured to the family of Portascanner.

The Portascanner® 520 also provides interpretation of the fire resistance of  the desired locations, labelling them either airtight or giving an indication of the overall leakage of the room. The advantages of being able to accurately detect the exact leak locations and size are self-evident when considered alongside the resistance to collapse and transfer of excessive heat. In a case where there is too much leakage in a room, the Portascanner® 520 is an unrivalled ideal for the rapid and accurate  identification of these sites so that they can be sealed. It is lightweight, fast and easy to use, allowing leak site detection to increase its operational efficiency and speed to a degree that has never been seen thus far in the Fire Industry.

1. World-Class Accuracy

The most accurate unit of its type locating a leak site via visual and audible readings and identifying its extent with a definitive numerical result. Can test leaks as small as 0.06mm. Compared to the rival puffer test technology which is a purely visual inspection.

2. Quick & Easy to use

It is a simple system, that is both easy to learn and operate. Testing can be completed quickly by one person and can also be done without disrupting the building occupants, unlike smoke puffer tests which involve evacuating a building or room.

3. Non Destructive & Clean

The Portascanner520 is a completely clean and damage free technology, which can be used in the sensitive environments clean agent systems operate in.

Get the Best Results from Coltraco’s Watertight Integrity Testing Device

Since 1987, Coltraco has been facilitating people with highly advanced devices. Their hatch cover testing device is prepared out of two units which are known to be generator and receiver. Ultrasound with emission of particular frequency of 40,000 Hz, the generator manages to prove. With the integration of magnets, it can be attached to various surfaces easily within sealed areas.

The receiver is capable of receiving the signals and conversion is made which results into the indication of watertight integrity. This advance and efficient system helps the entire areas under monitoring in functioning and enhance performance may be. Portascanner watertight integrity tester is able to test multiple cable transit areaswhich is efficient to direct and convert the results to audio and display. This helps to alert the responsible person to give attention more promptly then other ways.

Receiver of Portascanner Watertight Integrity Tester

It consists of extension rod connector, Gain 1,2,3, Volume Up and Down Buttons, LCD Visual Display, Mode, On and Off Buttons and Headphone Connection. Following is the way of operation of receiver:

  • It is tuned for detecting the particular frequency of ultrasound ways.
  • It possesses audio and visual outputs.
  • As sensor rod is attached to it, a user can scan the seal at close range entirely.
  • LCD screen shows the visual output of detected ultrasounds.
  • The visual data received can be converted to decibels (dB) reading which is perfect to be tested to certification society standards.
  • Bar graph representation is also available.
  • With standard jack of 3.5 mm, a headphone is attached to the receiver to receive audio signals.

Generator of Portascanner Watertight Tntegrity Tester

It consists of Power On and Off Buttons, Transducers, Low Battery Indication and Battery Compartment. The operation of generator of this cable transit watertight areas testing are mentioned below:

  • It is placed on one side of the sealed compartment and turned on.
  • Sensor rod is utilized to scan the seal by user standing on the other side of the compartment.
  • Increased signal strength will be shown apparently for leak sites.
  • The numerical display and volume of audible signals can easily show the strength of the signals received by the receiver.

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Importance of Consistent Marine CO2 System with Coltraco Systems

Coltraco manufactures a versatile range of a single product and systems make it suitable to varying budgets. This gives customers multiple options relating to their requirements and budget. With 30 years experience, Coltraco is now playing a significant role in offering solutions for fire extinguishing monitoring systems for different sectors within various budgets. The Permalevel® system range has been produced by the respective company to assist businesses to keep a check of the fire extinguishing system especially CO2 & Marine CO2 Systems. Out of this range, PermalevelÒ Load Weigh System is designed specifically for businesses that look for reasonable alternative for consistent fire suppressing monitoring system. The Permalevel® ultrasonic level indicator offers the respective authority with constant liquids levels measurements.

The system is significantly designed to monitor and measure the levels of liquid contents constantly throughout the day. Moreover, it is able to monitor multiple cylinders. This system is managed to closely monitor the weight of fire extinguishing agent enclosed inside the cylinders. This accuracy comes in regards to the close contact this system has with cylinders. The system triggers an alarm as soon as it calculates a downfall of 5% and alerts the facilities manager.

This system integrated with a number of liquid level indicator devices, gives off an immediate notification if used in conjunction with an infrared sensor or limit switch. These can also be used to monitor system and connect external alarms such as buzzers. This constant system of monitoring with liquid level indicator is qualified to provide you with accurate results.

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High Accuracy of Large Scale Fire Extinguishing System with Coltraco Constant Monitoring System

With almost 30 years experience Coltraco provide a variety of monitoring solutions for 19 industries businesses. Keeping these points in view, there are multiple ultrasonic monitoring instruments and constant monitoring systems available for you in accordance to the requirements. There are constant liquid level monitoring systems and hatch cover and watertight integrity testing systems available for you in the budget.

Permalevel® is an efficient fire extinguishing monitoring system introduced by Coltraco Limited, UK. It is considered to be best for fixed installation in numerous power stations such as nuclear, electricity and gas and oil production and exploration. Moreover, it is even considerable for data storage, telecommunications centers, defense sectors and others, which require ultrasonic level indicators. Permalevel® is an advanced system carrying ultrasonic liquid level indicator devices which monitor the gaseous liquid level within a  installed fixed fire extinguishers. It is considered to be the easiest and simplest way to assure the appropriate level of liquid within the verified containers and produced to handle difficult sectors efficiently without manual input.

Coltraco has manufactured this liquid level-monitoring device to make sure it is capable enough to test other liquids as well such as industrial chemicals and liquids, which are carried in vessels and tanks, and conducts ultrasound. Any liquid carried in any single skinned container of wall with thickness of 2 to 20mm and a conductor of ultrasound. This liquid gas level indicator is really simple to use once it is installed in the required place. At the same time, the sensor is attached to the main unit along with the cylinder as well. Manual inspection can be done in case the alarm or alerts are given to the main unit through fixed Permalevel® if the liquid level falls below the considered or fixed point.

How technically advanced is the Portasonic® ?

With advanced machinery and quality checking process, Coltraco supplied products to the market at the highest quality.
Coltraco Limited is popular for advancing in technologies along with realizing the importance and need of it for better growth and efficiency. Within Coltraco range of ultrasonic products, 1st generation of ultrasonic flow meter– Portasonic® is offering to be the best option for people 

Some customers operate in specific environment where the presence of potential chances of checking the non-invasive flow meter. Examples of this can include Oil and Gas Drilling, Petrochemical Refining and processing, Fuel Storage, Chemical manufacturing and many similar environments. To cater for such customers who need to inspect fire systems in such environments, we have developed the non-invasive flow meter.

Technical Specifications of Portasonic®

Here, we have enlisted technical specs available with this ultrasonic flow meter. Give it a look!

Dimensions

  • Height: 204mm
  • Width: 100mm
  • Weight: 600grams
  • Depth: 35mm

Verifiable Agents

Virtually any liquid containing less than 2% total suspended solids or aeration

Accuracy

±1.0%-2.0% of reading at rates >0.5 m/s ±0.003 m/s of reading at rates

Ultrasonic Transducer Head x2

  • 42x25x25mm or 60x43x43 mm or 80x53x53mm diameter head
  • Contained within a IP67 protective casing;
  • Cable length Std: 4m (12ft); (optional 25m (75ft)

Power Supply

  • 2 AAA Ni-H built-in batteries (battery life approx 12 hours)
  • 1 x Charger 100V-240VAC

Operating Temperature

Std. Temp. Transducer: -40C ~ 121C (-40F ~ 250F) High Temp. Transducer: -40C ~ 250C (-40F ~ 484F)

Display

Backlit LCD 4 line×16 character English menu

Standard displays

  • Total flow
  • Flow Rate
  • Velocity
  • Meter running status etc

Output

OCT Pulse, Relay, RS232C or RS484 Hart +(4~20mA), Modbus

Sensitivity

Flow Rate: 0.001 ft/s (0.0003 m/s)

Warranty

  • Main Unit: 1 Years Warranty
  • Lifetime Customer Support

Portalevel Content

  • 1 Potasonic unit
  • 1 Clamp-on Sensor & Cables
  • 1 Hardy Carrying Case
  • Calibration certificate
  • Operating Instructions
  • Sensor couplant (gel)

Advanced Technical Specification of Portalevel Intrinsically Safe

Coltraco spend significant time working on progressing their range. Within Portalevel range, 8th generation of ultrasonic level indicator – Portalevel Intrinsically Safe is going to be launched for use in ATEX 1 atmospheres.

Some customers operate in specific environments where the presence of potentially dangerous gases can be experienced. Examples of this can include Oil and Gas Drilling, Petrochemical Refining and processing, Fuel Storage, Chemical manufacturing and many similar environments. To cater for such customers who need to inspect fire systems in such environments, we have developed the ATEX Approved Portalevel Max specified to Zone 1 environments.

Technical Specifications of Portalevel Intrinsically

Here, we have enlisted technical specs available with this liquid level indicator. Give it a look!

Dimensions

  • Height: 200mm
  • Width: 82mm
  • Weight: 350grams
  • Depth: 30mm

Verifiable Agents

CO2, H20, FM-200™, NOVEC™1230, old Halons such as 1301 and 1211, FE-13™, FE-25™, FE-36™, HFC-225 & 2271

Accuracy

+/- 1.5mm (1/8 inch)

TX/RX Dry Sensor

  • 14 mm diameter head
  • Contained within a magnetized sensor applicator
  • Connected by BNC connectors to 1 m length co-ax cable.

Power Supply

4 x AA 1.5V Batteries (battery life 10 hours)

Operating Temperature

20°C to +70°C (68°F to 158°F)Relative Humidity-5 % - 95 %

Display

Membrane control operated, LCD back-lit Display measuring 55 x 28 mm

Classification

  • IP Rating 65
  • NATO Stock Number: 6680-99-275-5292

Certificates

  • Zone 1 ATEX Certified
  • CE
  • ISO 19011 Registered
  • UL Approved

Warranty

  • Main Unit: 3 Years Warranty
  • Sensor: 1 Year Warranty
  • Lifetime Customer Support

Portalevel Content

  • 1 Portalevel® Intrinsically Safe unit
  • 1 Wet Sensor
  • Ultrasonic Gel
  • 1 Hard Wearing Carrying Case
  • Calibration certificate

Benefits Offered with Coltraco Portasteele® Calculator

Coltraco are a global company because of their high quality services provided before and after sales. They pride themselves on building reliable relations with customers. Today, it has been almost 30 years of quality and reasonable priced ultrasonic technology.

As part of our core commitment to Science and specifically in liquefied Gaseous Extinguishing and Suppression Systems and after some very fine work by the R&D team the PortasteeleÒ Calculator is a proud development of Coltraco. Here we have enlisted some amazing benefits that comes with this liquid level to weight calculator:

Time Efficient

The stand-alone unit is based on a 7’’ tablet computer, and will allow the software to be used out in the field so liquid levels and agent weights can be calculated in real time without the need for information to be recorded independently and then analysed on a separate computer

Intuitive

Often used for cylinder sizes and settings can be saved and loaded for quick and easy access to prevent the need to repeatedly enter common values.

Highly Accurate

With its accurate fire extinguishing agent mass without weighing method which is taken into account the dimensions of practically any cylinder, the type of agent being measured and the ambient temperature therefore providing accurate results in a variety of conditions.

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Diversification of the Portascanner® Watertight Integrity Tester?

Portascanner® WATERTIGHT is the portable Ultrasonic watertight integrity indicator – used for testing watertight and weather-tight seals. It is ideal for checking the hatch-covers, doors, scuttles, cable transit areas, shell doors, flangers, steering gear hatches etc. Designed primarily to enhance the ease and accuracy with which critical airtight, watertight or weather tight seals can be inspected for leak sites or areas of reduced compression in the seal.

Features Offered with Ultrasonic Hatch Cover Tester

  • Three years warranty
  • 10 hours battery life
  • Non-intrusive ultrasonic technology
  • Calibration and Training certificates available
  • Magnetically mountable
  • Identifies leaks as small as 0.06mm +/-0.02 mm
  • Lifetime Support
  • No fuss setup
  • Class approved

Accuracy of Results Obtained

The extent of the leak is indicated by the numerical readout by this hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing device. In terms of the numerical readout:

  • “0 - 5” or ”0 dB” indicates seal watertight integrity
  • “6 - 100” or “1 dB - 26 dB” indicates weather-tightness only
  • “101+” or “27 dB+” indicates weak seal compression
  • High values indicate a full leak site

Technical Specifications of Portascanner’s Receiver

  • Output:  1 watt (maximum) audible signal (via calibrated headphones with visual 4 digit LCD display and graph)
  • Size: 21.5cm x 8.5cm W x 3.5cm H
  • Weight: 419 Grams
  • Powered By: 1 x 9V PP3 batteries with low battery indication
  • Battery Life: 10 hours continuous use minimum
  • Enclosure: Aluminium IP65 Waterproof

The receiver of this hatch cover tester uses ultrasonic technology to convert the 40KHz pulses sent by the generator into three easily comprehensible readings: audible, bar graph and numerical which enables the operator to understand if the seal is wholly watertight or to what extent a leak exists.

Technical Specifications of Portascanner’s Generator

  • Output:  0.1 watt/100dB unidirectional
  • Mounting Arrangements: Permanent Magnet
  • Size: 15cm L x 9cm W x 5cm H
  • Weight: 431 Grams
  • Powered By: 2 x 9V PP3 batteries
  • Battery Life: 10 hours minimum
  • Enclosure: ABS material

The generator is an ultrasonic generator with three transducers. This will produce a strong signal in one direction i.e. directly from the transducer which fills the compartment being tested with ultrasound pulses e.g. providing sufficient coverage to fill the hold when the hatch-covers are closed. The generator is permanently fitted with a powerful magnet which allows it to be attached to the structure of vessel where required. A magnet cover is provided when the magnet is not in use.

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Core Benefits that Comes with Coltraco Liquid Level to Mass Conversion Calculator

Coltraco are proud to be leaders in their industry. As a manufacturer for ultrasonic safety and monitoring equipment, they has always been appreciated for its diversified range of products with maximum feasibility. The Portasteele® Calculator is an innovative calculator best to use to find accurate fire extinguishing agent mass without weighing.

It is especially designed to converts the liquid level obtained with any Portalevel® unit into the exact fill-weight of agent inside the cylinder. It appears to standalone unit based on a 7” hand-held tablet whereas it is regarded to be best for conversion of cylinder contents’ level height to weight for CO2 and clean agents.

Three Core Benefits Fire Suppression Cylinder Fill Weight Calculator

Here we have listed the top three advantages that come with this liquid level to mass conversion calculator. Check them out now!

Quick and easy

Together with Portalevel® Max, this app on the 7” ruggedized tablet enables a competent user to test a cylinder to identify contents loss in less than 60 seconds.

Find weight without weighing

Traditional method of manually weighing fire suppression system cylinders is no longer necessary when you are using Portalevel® to find the level height. This app is designed to convert the calculated level height into the fill weight.

Datalogging

Add value to servicing and enhance safety management system thanks to the accurate and reliable datalogging capability which enables the results to be recorded, downloaded and emailed as a CSV file.

Lastly, if you ever require additional support or would like a telephone call from one of our Technical Team please call +44 1761 241 601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Features of Portable Ultrasonic Bearing Indicator by Coltraco

The Portamonitor® is a portable ultrasonic bearing indicator introduced by Coltraco Limited, UK, to check bearings in pumps and motors with a battery life of 12 hours. It performs within the temperature in between 0°C to 65° C (32°F to 149°F).

Portamonitor® is a pocket size condition indicator took which employs powerful monitoring techniques to analyze the health state of rotating machinery especially with regards to the health and lubrication of bearings. With its magnetic sensor head, the Portamonitor® can be attached to machineries outer casing and takes readings over a short period to assess the condition of the moving parts within. An overall noise decibel (dB) level is returned along with a distress level after measurement that can be quickly analyzed and compared to other readings in order to discover if preventative maintenance is required. Hardy and robust, the Portamonitor®ultrasonic bearing indicator can take 1000 readings between charges, which is done through a standard USB lead for easy charging anywhere.

Function of Ultrasonic Bearing Indicator

The Portamonitor® aids in the identification of mechanically deteriorated bearings and bearings with inadequate/contaminated lubricant. It does this by detecting high frequency (ultrasonic) stress waves associated with friction and other faults with machinery in poor condition (impacts etc.). It can be used to monitor bearings in motors, pumps, fans, gearboxes and other rotating machinery applications. This ultrasonic bearing indicator has two outputs – a decibel (dB) reading and a Distress® level which are both measured and displayed simultaneously by the Portamonitor®.

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How Technically Advance Coltraco Constant Check for Marine CO2 System is?

Coltraco are a respected designer and manufacturer for producing and supplying ultrasonic monitoring and measuring equipment. The product ranges are advanced and multiple options are provided to the targeted audience within price limit and requirements. With many years experience, Coltraco plays a significant role in offering solutions for fire extinguishing monitoring systems for different sectors within various budgets.

The Permalevel® system range has been produced by Coltraco to assist businesses to keep a check of the fire extinguishing system especially CO2 & Marine CO2 Systems. Out of this range, Permalevel Load Weigh System is designed specifically for businesses that look for reasonable alternative for consistent fire suppressing monitoring system. They have a system which has installation of ultrasonic level indicator that offers the respective authority with constant liquids levels measurements.

The system is significantly designed to monitor and measure the levels of liquid contents constantly throughout the day. Moreover, it is appreciable for a bulk of cylinders to be measured whereas appreciable for liquefied CO2 gaseous cylinders. This system is managed to closely monitor the weight of fire extinguishing agent enclosed inside the cylinders. This accuracy comes in regards to the close contact this system has with cylinders. Removing the manual contact with cylinders, it is regarded to help out the people to maintain high quality check throughout the day. The system triggers an alarm as soon as it calculates a downfall of 5% and more to let the concerned knows the reason should be treated before a big loss appears.

This system integrated with a number of liquid level indicator devices, gives off an immediate notification if used in conjunction with an infrared sensor or limit switch. These can also be used to monitor system and connect external alarms such as buzzers. This constant system of monitoring with liquid level indicator provides you with accurate results. This system is a simple formula with great efficiency and low price to continuously monitor your CO2 cylinder without any mistake.

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Easy and Constant Monitoring Solution for Fire Suppressing Installations by Coltraco

With a wide range of products and price ranges, Coltraco caters for many application. Coltraco is world leading in its ultrasonic products, partly due to their continued research and development, increasing the applications of their products. Finding and producing simplest, affordable and advanced product range, Coltraco has always ruled the market with its dedication towards the 19 market sectors they serve.

The Load Weigh System offers businesses with a low-cost alternative to continuous fire-suppressant cylinder monitoring. It is capable of monitoring the contents of any number of cylinders and is ideal for CO2 systems. The unit, after being fitted to individual cylinders, closely monitors the weight of fire suppression agent they contain.

Alarms are triggered when the agent mass decreases by 5% or more. The counterweight included in the system falls as a visual signal of leakage or accidental discharge. The system provides an immediate notification if used in conjunction with an infrared sensor or limit switch. These can also be used to monitor system and connect external alarms such as buzzers.

This system possesses three major points which make people to opt for it and are mentioned below:

  • It is simple to operate.
  • This fire suppression monitoring system is integrated with liquid level indicator that makes it efficient to produce results.
  • Coltraco makes sure to provide the system within reasonable price range for people around the world without any compromise on quality.

Characteristics of Permalevel Load Weigh

  • Little maintenance is required due to the mechanical nature of the system
  • Immediate notifications are provided to the operators. These immediate notifications of leakage/accidental discharge are provided if used in conjunction with an infrared sensor or limit switch
  • It comes with simple installation which enhances time efficiency and security as third party access to sites is unnecessary
  • Invasive to retrofit which means it is unlike the Permalevel Multiplex and Single Point Systems 
  • Unlike the Permalevel Multiplex and Single Point Systems, it has no remote monitoring or off-site alerts
  • Only monitors CO2 type seamless cylinders unlike other ultrasonic level indicator

To enquire, contact Coltraco Customer Support

Why get a Liquid Level Indicator from Coltraco

Coltraco is the most specialized manufacturer of ultrasonic monitoring and measuring products and is approached by people all around the world. Offering the most competitive price for highly advanced products, customers often establish regular and consistent relation with them. Coltraco have over 3 decades of experience, facilitating people with constant and manual solutions.

The Portalevel® Max is the latest generation of the Portalevel line and is designed to provide enhanced Speed, Operation and Performance, especially for high intensity testing requirements. The unit is also the first UL Approved Ultrasonic Level Indicator we have ever produced and builds further on our history of over 27 years manufacturing this equipment. With so much of experience of Coltraco in this field, it is always expected to have something more efficient such as this ultrasonic level indicator.

Fire Servicing Engineers

Operating Environment

  • We understand your operating conditions
  • From temperate to hot temperatures (-10C – +55C)
  • Even when CO2 is stored at ambient temps, above 31C, we have a “hot weather climate use” procedure
  • We can cater for a range of cylinders from new to poorly painted and rusted

Accuracy

  • We understand your need for highly accurate and speedy results

Features

  • The unit is lightweight, easy to handle and transportable by air and by sea
  • Very clear numerical and bargraph display give you digital readings
  • You can validate your results with mathematical formulae that supports the unit’s readings

Support

  • Animated training videos for English and non-English speakers alike
  • Additional demo videos and user videos taken in real time on our YouTube channel
  • 24/7 access to our training team by request
  • Upgrades to the newest models available at any time – we will always offer a trade-in value even on 20 year old units

Quick

  • Each cylinder can be tested in less than 30 seconds
  • Each cylinder calibration is uniquely simple, taking just 10-15 seconds which make this liquid level indicator to be perfect for you

The Unit Operates On

  • CO2 from standard 45KG/100LB cylinders through to heavier wall thickness Asian cylinders manufactured in Japan
  • NOVEC™ 1230 in all industry standard cylinder types
  • FM-200™ - as above
  • FE-13, FE-25 and FE-36 – and we have designed unique operating instructions to cater for their temperature limitations
  • Halon 1211 and Halon 1301 – still widely used in Government installations

For Data Centers and Telecommunication Application

  • We are the leaders in working in critical infrastructure applications
  • We are in use with some of the leading operators in offshore petrochemical, Government & Defense particularly Naval, power generating, electricity and gas transmission, rail and mobile phone communication infrastructure
  • In use with 15,000 users worldwide and on 10,000 ships – nearly 18% of the worlds shipping fleet uses our equipment
  • Using the leading ultrasonic technology that is clean, environmentally safe and UL approved
  • We also manufacturing the world’s only 24/7 continuous monitoring with data management and remote monitoring system in PML Multiplex

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Why Continuously Monitor?

Gaseous extinguishing systems protect urgently important infrastructure against special hazards, fundamental for the safeguarding of critical facilities.

Although many in the fire industry work towards meeting better standards, in their experience, Coltraco have numerous concerning anecdotes of non-compliance: systems portrayed and installed by contractors as NOVEC™ 1230 but filled with sand or water… room integrity testing with questionable results and with the room integrity remaining un-monitored after testing… liquefied extinguishants being confused by installers with Inert gas systems… service engineers asking how to test the liquid level in powder… the list goes on.

Coupled with these anecdotes, currently the regulations are not extensive enough to deal with the risks presented in gaseous systems. In 9.2.1.3 the regulations explains that the storage container contents shall be checked at least every six months as follows. : a) Liquefied gases: for halocarbon agents, if a container shows a loss of agent in quantity of more than 5 % or a loss of pressure (adjusted for temperature) of more than 10 %, it shall be refilled or replaced. b) Non-liquefied gases: for inert gas agents, pressure is an indication of agent quantity. If a container shows a loss of agent quantity or a loss of pressure (adjusted for temperature) of more than 5 %, it shall be refilled or replaced. Essentially, it is known in regulations that the gaseous systems leak and need to be maintained. Given that the gaseous systems are designed specifically to the individual need of that room, building e.t.c, a 5% loss of agent may mean that they would not fully extinguish the fire.

Focused on continued advancement of safety technology, Coltraco have now developed the Permalevel® Multiplex, a fixed fire suppression monitoring device, designed for permanent contents verification. The Permalevel®  Multiplex    is  designed  to  ensure  that fire  suppression  systems  are  always  fully operational and that no accidental discharge has occurred, which could affect the effectiveness of the overall fire protection system in the event of a fire at a nuclear power plant.

The application of the Permalevel® reaches further, with customers using this equipment in alternate specialist and confidential manners to ensure safety in the station. With guaranteed systems operations, adaptability for purpose, 24/7 remote access to the systems status, an interruptible power supply and remote real-time monitoring, the Permalevel® offers the efficiency that is now a requirement for encompassing protection. The likes of the Atomic Energy Authority asked Coltraco Ultrasonics to tailor make them a solution to constantly monitor a special application using the Permalevel® Single Point for over 10 years.

This constant system of monitoring with liquid level indicator is qualified to provide you with accurate results.

Fires on board ships

Fires on board ships can be devastating, to crew, vessel and cargo. Fire safety standards on board cannot afford to slip. Research coordinated by IMO has indicated that between 30% and 50% of all fires on merchant ships originate in the engine room and 70% of those fires are caused by oil leaks from pressurised systems. There are generally two types of engine room fires: oil or electric. Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships due to the running machinery, and sources of fuel and ignition within them. Oil fires the most serious. Mechanical issues such as fracture, fatigue failure and also under-tightened components or seals may result in catastrophic occurrences.  Furthermore, it was noted, that high pressure fuel delivery pipes should be covered with jackets capable of containing leaks in case of pipe failure. There is a call to respond to regulations with a rigorous attitude, to go above and beyond, to provide security of life and infrastructure.

Complying with fire safety regulations does not guarantee that a vessel is safe. The UK P&I Club have suggested that extended periods of time on board a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and therefore a failure of prioritizing prevention methods and fire incident practices.  It is impossible to prepare for all eventualities on a vessel, and it is often easier to influence the prompt detection of fires and their effective extinguishment, and these factors therefore play a key role in minimising fire damage aboard vessels. Yet, one of the reasons why accidents are still happening and fire safety is still a major issue in the shipping industry is the lack of development in firefighting equipment available on board container ships.

The industry desires to improve maintenance of the fire-fighting system – one of the key elements protecting the crew, cargo and vessel when out at sea without easy accessibility to a typical shore-based emergency fire service. While there may be a few other brands of liquid level indicator available, the Portalevel® MAX Marine ultrasonic level indicator is an innovative and crew-safe method by which it can :

  • test the ships CO2 system contents in compliance with the IMO SOLAS FSS Code,
  • enabling for the first time adherence to ISO 14520 the “gold standard” for clean agent systems in identifying 5% of contents loss
  • check its liquid level readings to ones of weight and mass and
  • monitor that the “protected machinery space” has sufficient room integrity to contain the CO2 on actuation.
  • It can also be used for NOVEC™ 1230 and FM-200™ clean agent extinguishing systems
  • An ATEX-certified Zone 1 Intrinsically safe version is soon to be available for Gas Carriers
  • Its Marine Multi-Bank Extension Rod is the smallest in the world able to operate on even the smallest cylinder spaces on Japanese built vessels – 12mm
  • It is designed for non-English speakers to operate and cylinders can be tested in 30 seconds

A Cylinder Cooling Jacket is designed to enable CO2 cylinders to be cooled in hot weathers.

How Significantly Important is an Ultrasonic Liquid Level Sensor to Industries?

Technology assists industries in ensuring a smoother and more efficient operation. Coltraco creates advanced monitoring and measuring safety instruments suitable various purposes.

Better functioning and improved safety can easily be assured through the advanced technology introduced by Coltraco. The Portalevel® Max is the industries leading liquid level indicator. This device is cost effective, easy to use and portable.

Coltraco manufacture the portable liquid level indicator Portalevel used by fire technicians for the contents checking of CO2, old Halons, FM-200 and NOVEC 1230. Portalevel liquid level readings are then converted to agent weight readings via the Portasteele Calculator - the world’s first.

The Portalevel® MAX liquid level indicator builds on Coltraco Ultrasonics’ 30 years’ experience in designing, manufacturing and supporting ultrasonic liquid level indicating equipment, in 108 Countries and numerous market sectors and environments. The development program was born out of the desire to further improve on Coltraco’s existing 8 designs and taking on board feedback and opinions of our customers.

The device offers fast operation – a cylinder can be serviced in under a minute, with accuracy of up to 1.5mm off the true liquid level, all housed in a portable and rugged unit, which has a 10 hour battery life.

Simple Usability

Ultrasonic liquid level indicator is simple and easy to use.

Coltraco Ultrasonics are very proud Safesite and Safeship company enhancing safety at critical infrastructure wherever they are.

Integration of Modern Technology brought to Portalevel® Standard

Coltraco Ultrasonics supply ultrasonic instrumentation and monitoring equipment. Most importantly, they lead the market with their reasonable pricing. Multiple options are available for people in accordance to the budget as well as requirement.
The Portalevel® Standard uses ultrasonic technology to identify the interface between liquid and air in any single skinned container. It therefore has none of the user problems associated with radioactive liquid level indicators which require dedicated training, storage, Health & Safety documentation, and transportation. It also replaces the traditional means of verifying liquid levels by dismantling and weighing in which the system may be closed down or disconnected, risking potential damage in so doing and involving considerable time, expense and inconvenience. Major accomplishment of Coltraco is regarded for producing this liquid level indicator is about introducing better ways of measuring cylinders.

Applications of Ultrasonic Level Indicator

The Portalevel® Standard is a versatile instrument that can locate the level of any liquid in any single skinned container of wall thickness 2 – 15 mm. Wall thickness of 15 mm – 90 mm is also possible, depending on material type and vessel size. It cannot monitor contents of plastic vessels as they do not conduct ultrasound.

It is typically used for high pressure CO2 or Halon cylinders constructed of seamless spun steel, approx 5 ft high, 10ins diameter, 45 kg or pressed steel with welded seams with low pressure fills of varying sizes and fill weights:

  1. Fire Extinguishant Cylinders – its primary application is to check levels of liquid gaseous extinguishants in fire cylinders where it can be used to locate levels of CO2, Halon and Halon substitutes such as FM200® and NAF S III. It was recently selected after stringent comparative testing by the US Department of Defence Halon Depletion Agency for purchase who verified its accuracy to +/- 1.5 mm. We supply many units to fire service companies, offshore installations and utility companies worldwide for this purpose.
  2. Marine Multi Banked Cylinders – Using the multi-bank cylinder rod, the Portalevel Standard ® can also verify levels of extinguishants in multi-banked cylinder rows using this extension rod to reach the second and third rows. This type of installation is typically found on board ships and we have extensive experience of supplying this equipment to the marine sector. We also have a dedicated marine unit available, known as the Portamarine, details available on request or at official liquid level indicator page.
  1. LPG – Propane and Butane may be tested though the unit will function in reverse. Details explained in Operating Instructions or available on request at Coltraco Customer Support

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Necessity of Ultrasonic Watertight Integrity Tester for the Maritime Industry

Businesses rely on transportation and cargo ships. Ships sink, fires happen.

Rust shows up on the boat's lid covers and the diverse parts of its body because of the abnormal state of mugginess and the consistent contact with water. Rust destroys the boat's body creating a reasonable gap that permits water ingress. When water gets inside the boat's body there is no restriction to the harm it can incur on the cargo. These openings are unavoidable, however they are repairable through a procedure and the initial phase in this procedure is the  cable transit areas watertight testing. The significance of these tests is certain and without running these tests maintenance cannot begin.

A watertight hatch cover is designed to prevent the passage of water in either direction under a head of water for which the surrounding structure is designed.  Many mariners may think hatches are robust, monolithic structures, thereby failing to appreciate the small tolerances on panel alignment and gasket compression. It is better to think of hatches as complex, finely-made structures, to be handled with care. All types of seals, experience dynamic stresses as part of their operational lifetime. For example, 4mm wear on the steel-to-steel contact is sufficient to damage rubber sealing gaskets beyond repair; 5mm sag along the cross-joint can cause a large gap between the compression bar and gasket.

The risk is worsened by the ageing nature of many bulk carrier ships in particular. There is also a degree of bending/deformation that naturally occurs in ships during travel, which puts pressure on hatch covers and can damage sealing. A recent wave of inexperienced crew members has swept across the shipping industry as a cost-saving mechanism, leaving vessel maintenance and hatch cover testing to decrease in quality. While hatch covers are often perceived as indestructible due to their large size and bulky exterior, in reality they are complex, finely made structures that need to be handled with care, a point that many mariners do not realise.

Today by utilizing the ultrasonic watertight integrity tester,  the hatches, seals, watertight doors and MCTS can be ensured. With the assistance of the ultrasonic device even the multiple cable transit areas testing  have are testable and the vessel integrity can be ensured.

How effective Permalevel Single Point is?

PermalevelTM Single Point was originally developed for the UK Atomic Energy Sector and has now been in service for over 12 years as fixed 24/7 fire suppressant monitoring system. It is designed for up to 5 individual fire suppression cylinder monitoring applications.

The PermalevelTM Single Point has different alarm capabilities to the PermalevelTM Multiplex and benefits from being a simpler system that operates on less cylinders. Permalevel Single Point provides truly continuous and non-invasive monitoring using ultrasonic technology.

Immediate notifications are sounded in a variety of formats when there is a drop in the level of liquid suppression agent in the cylinder. The system with integrated liquid level indicator is a simple and effective way to ensure the level within a container is continuously and constantly verified in real time therefore guaranteeing safety in case of a fire.

Features of Permalevel Single Point by Coltraco

  • Strong magnet holds the sensor in place with additional space for adhesive or a strap to ensure they are not accidentally removed
  • Retrofitting available which enables you to retrofit to existing systems which eliminates downtime as the system does not have to be disconnected/deactivated
  • LCD and LED Display which means, this ultrasonic liquid level indicator in the form of system offers a set of green and red LED lights indicate the status of the cylinder
  • 4 – 20MA Relay Output sends information back to the control panel or local hub to alert in event of level alteration
  • Monitors a wide range of verifiable agents for example, FM200TM, NOVECTM 1230, CO2, Halon 1301, FE-13TM, FE-25TM, NAF S 125TM, NAF S 227TM, NAF-S-IIITM and CEA-410
  • Remote real-time monitoring screen displays information about the current status of the cylinders, and when last contact was made
  • Compatible with multiple cylinder types where each cylinder has its own monitoring unit, the settings on which can be optimised for the cylinder type

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Efficient Portalevel Max

In the names in the world of ultrasonic monitoring devices, Coltraco Limited, UK is regarded to be an industry leader because of its accuracy. The R&D team work on the continued development of the technology. The prices are also kept reasonable and provide maximum output of the investment.

The Portalevel® MAX has been specifically designed to be as easy, simple and definitive for a user to operate as possible. Simple touch buttons now operate the controls and a new digital screen provides clear and definitive results to the user. The 7 steps below outline the simple testing process. Further technical support is available to all users for the life-time of the equipment if required.

  1. Attach the sensor to the main Portalevel® MAX, switch the unit on and ensure the “Battery Low” Indication is not showing.
  2. Depending on the condition of the cylinder, some couplet may need to be applied to the side of the cylinder, this could be in the form of Water spray, Ultrasonic Gel or an Oil & Water mix depending on what is easily accessible. This is not always essential and they all accomplish the required results.
  3. Place the senor towards the top of the cylinder and engage the “CAL” feature. This will set the unit to that particular cylinder, catering for the material thickness, paint or surface covering.
  4. When engaging the “CAL” feature, the Bar Graph on the screen will extend all the way to the right and the numbers will read high values.
  5. The user should then move the sensor down the cylinder in small steps, making sure not to drag the sensor down the cylinder face.
  6. When the sensor passes the level mark, the numbers will drop dramatically and the Bar graph will reduce all the way to the left. It is this change in display readings which identifies the difference between Air (above Level) and Liquid (below Level) in a cylinder.
  7. Through moving the sensor up in smaller steps, one can accurately pinpoint the exact liquid level location.

Graphical Presentation of Portalevel Max 8th Generation

This liquid level indicator is designed primarily to meet your measuring requirements of liquid levels enclosed in cylinders.

Approvals for Coltraco Ultrasonic Level Indicator

Moreover, for your convenience and comfort, we have mentioned the list of approvals this device possesses:

  • Assembled under IPC-A-610 American national standards, institute protocols and Full ESD electrostatic discharge protocols; Finished with lead-free Rohs compliant Tin/Copper SN100C patented solder
  • Environmental metal enclosure rated to IP65
  • UL Approved and Certified manufactured Circuit Boards to UL specifications
  • RINA Classification Society Approved
  • UK Government CAGE Code KD983
  • P/N: 2290334-COMX
  • UL Approval Certificate Number: 20140310-E455148

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Advantages Offered with a Ultrasonic Flow Meter by Coltraco

The Portasonic® consists of a handheld portable clamp-on transit time flow meter device for accurate flow measurement from outside a pipe – especially for fire protection water sprinkler and fire hydrant systems. The unique clamp-on fixture design makes the installation very straightforward and requires no special tools or skills and due to the non-invasive nature of clamp-on transducers, there is no pressure drop, no moving parts, no leak and no risk of contamination or corrosion. This ultrasonic flow meter Ideal for the measurement of flows in clean, non-aerated fluids such as water, water/ glycol and oils in full pipes from ½” to 180” (12 to 4570 mm) diameter can be measured and the ultrasonic signal penetrates all common metal and plastic pipe materials.

Key Features of Ultrasonic Flow Meter

  • Accurate flow measurement from outside of a pipe with clamp-on sensor
  • No pressure drop, no moving parts, no leaks and no contamination
  • Simple set-up and ease of operation with digital processing
  • Long term reliability and battery life, light weight, compact and reliable
  • Suited for a wide range of industrial applications
  • Larges display with user-friendly calibration menu
  • Measures, totalizes and transmits flow in both directions

Advantages of Portasonic®

We are a proud to announce Coltraco now offers the Portasonic® – portable ultrasonic flow meter to provide a new dimension to our range, especially catering for the sprinkler system maintenance in the fire industry amongst others. State of the art technology provides an effective means to enhance the management of your systems.

Accurate flow data provides the chance to make energy saving measures by fine tuning the systems. It does this through self-adapting proprietary signal quality tracking, allowing the system to automatically optimally adapt to the people to the pipe material and flow profile in both directions. Portasonic® offers sustained operation across a wide range of applications and environments due to the non-invasive external clamp, requiring no mechanical parts to be inserted into the pipe wall or in any other way to effect the operation of the system. The ultrasonic signal penetrates all common metal and plastic pipe materials containing clean, non-aerated fluids, most typically being water, water/ glycol and oils.

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Diversity of Portalevel® Datalogger from the Range of Coltraco Limited

Coltraco being is a well known name in the world of measuring and monitoring instruments using ultrasonic technology. Coltraco make their products affordable and reliable without quality.

The Portalevel® Datalogger is an ultrasonic liquid level measuring instrument that is capable of storing the readings of up to 1000 cylinders. The collected data can then be uploaded to the computers which can provide fire service engineers with in accurate and easy to create service reports. Moreover, Portalevel® Datalogger being a non-invasive ultrasonic liquid level indicator is portable.

The conventional Portalevel® range is used for identifying the content of critical fire suppression cylinders but it is then left up to the operator to accurately record this elsewhere and complete the reporting processes to certify a system. It was the disconnect between the physical servicing and data recording that the Portalevel™ Datalogger was designed to overcome.

The liquid gas level indicator, services cylinders such as fire suppressant including old Halons, CO2, NOVEC 1230, FM 200 and others. The installed main unit is capable to manage date and time settings for logs unit. It further permits the cylinder position and number to be mentioned for accurate measurement.

How does the Portalevel® Datalogger operate?

  • The Portalevel™ Datalogger sends an ultrasonic signal directly into the cylinder using a sensor.
  • The sensor ‘listens’ to the ultrasound signal which is reflected back by the cylinder and its contents.
  •  It then automatically analyses this information and provides a readout to the user which represents how strong the received signal is.
  • The way the ultrasonic waves travel through different materials changes the signal which the Portalevel unit receives.
  • The changes in the received signal can then be used to identify the location of the liquid level in a cylinder to an accuracy of ± 1.5 mm.
  • There is a large change in readings from the gas phase to the liquid phase. By finding the exact point at which this change occurs the liquid level can be located.
  • The results can be downloaded onto a computer after testing by linking the unit to the computer with the provided USB cable and PC client software.
  • Using this technique, specific historical records can be built up on each system and the user can obtain verifiable proof of the system’s continuous inspection over time.

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Better Results with Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges Series by Coltraco

Ultrasonic thickness gauges are of significant important because the metal or material under a coating of paint cannot visually be identified to be damaged. When it comes to factories and industries where a massive number of cylinders have to be managed, corrosion and rust identification becomes even more difficult. Keeping this factor in notice, Coltraco has a developed an innovative range of ultrasonic thickness gauges which helps measure thickness and find leaks in case of damage.

The Portagauge 3 is our low cost Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge. It was developed as an incredibly simple, reliable and durable unit to deal with the majority of simple Thickness Gauging requirements. It utilizes single echo technology which allows the unit to maintain accuracy even on corroded or challenging surfaces. It is ideal for corrosion, rust or condition inspections and is a highly dependable unit.

Features with Portagauge 3rd Generation

  • It functions for measuring metal thickness and testing for corrosion by checking inconsistencies in readings
  • This ultrasonic thickness gauge is ideal for a wide range of industrial applications: fire cylinders, ship hulls, bulk heads, ship deck plate, pipework, pre-purchase inspections, pressure vessels, chemical equipment, boilers, oil storage tanks, and industrial pipe work amongst others
  • It is effective method of inspecting metals
  • Simple set-up and ease of operation with digital processing
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and with long-term reliability
  • Accurate measurement in steps of 0.1mm from 1.5mm – 99.9m
  • Ability to work on heavily corroded metal

Three Core Benefits of Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

Quick:

A few short steps allow the user to test a large range of metals within a short period of time.

Simple:

It is designed to be simple enough for any operator, including non-native English speakers, to be quickly trained so they can reliably and accurately carry out testing.

Low-Cost

We understand in a competitive world market every company needs to keep overheads down. The simplicity of the Portagauge III means high manufacturing quality and reliable results are achievable at the lowest possible cost to our customers. You can now easily enjoy the best ultrasonic thickness gauge prices with Coltraco Ultrasonics.

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Coltraco Offer Exclusive Liquid Level Monitoring Range for Japanese Market

Over more than 2 decades, Coltraco have made it possible for the markets that possess different needs to be catered for without impairment of quality. The ultrasonic liquid level indicator price is always kept appreciable and reasonable.

Through exploring the Japanese Fire Protection market in detail in our country partners, several unique requirements were identified to properly serve the local customer base. As a result of this, a specially adapted unit was created, allowing customers to take advantage of the 7th Generation Technology, in the form optimized for specific tailored local requirements. Thicker, more power absorbing Japanese made a cylinders demanded a specially tailored calibration capability and increased power output. This offers customers the usability of the Portalevel Max technology even on the more challenging applications. It is considered to be the 7th Generation of Portable Ultrasonic Liquid Level Indicator named to be PortalevelÒ Max Nippon.

Features Provided By Coltraco

The mini Nippon offers lowest ultrasonic level indicator price. Coltraco has an impressive record of facilitating customers with reliable, efficient and high quality services. So, take a look to some of the features of the PortalevelÒ Max Nippon!

  • Three years warranty
  • Lifetime Support
  • Specially designed for Japanese Market
  • Fast Operation
  • Service a cylinder in under 30 seconds
  • Not radioactive
  • Ultrasonic clean technology
  • Class Approved
  • Accurate to 1.5mm
  • Measures multibank rows 2-4 deep

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Demand of Ultrasonic Level Indicator by Industrial Sector

As a leading name in the world of ultrasonic measuring instruments, Coltraco has been assisting customers from 1987. They are efficient in design, manufacture and supply ultrasonic equipment. They are popularly demanded for their constant monitoring systems and ultrasonic safety instrumentation. Their diversified product range includes the ultrasonic liquid indicator, hatch cover tester, ultrasonic flow meter, bearing indicator, ultrasonic thickness gauge, pipework integrity test indicator, gaseous constant monitoring system, semi fixed watertight integrity test system. Coltraco supply a number of sectors such as the gas and oil, defense, marine, power generation and fire protection.

Protection

The Portalevel has been leading in the fire safety and protection sector since Coltraco first invented it in1987 and with the 8th generation model Portalevel MAX, Coltraco are pleased to offer an enhanced means of testing and certifying fire suppression systems. This ultrasonic Liquid Level Indicator uses safe and clean technology. Portalevel® MAX aims to reduce time and cost; it is a must-have tool for fire system protection and Coltraco have the technical know-how and credentials to verify this.

Marine

Coltraco’s history is steeped in the Marine sector and today, Ship Owners, Managers and Operators, Port Authorities, P&I Clubs, Towage & Salvage Operators, Shipyards and Service Stations and Marine Surveyors are among our key customers around the world. We have developed products and diversified our range to serve our customers’ needs and Portalevel® MAX is our latest upgrade.

Power Generation

Power plants, transmission sub-stations and distribution networks need to minimize the risks of fire at all costs. For safety critical areas such as nuclear power generation, and the conventional fossil fuel power generation, Portalevel® MAX provides a further means of improving the safety management and preventative maintenance procedures of the fire suppression systems.

Oil & Gas We have units in operation on rigs, platforms and offshore support vessels around the globe, notably on approximately 160 of the North Sea rigs overtime, as well as with onshore drilling, exploration and production operations. Portalevel® MAX provides drilling operators, contractors and owners, down to the OIMs and barge managers with the assurance and confidence that their fire suppression systems are operating under an enhanced safety management plan.

Defense

Government organizations and Defense forces around the globe, particularly Naval Forces and Coast Guards, have been using Coltraco equipment for over 20 years. These capabilities are focused upon Safety & Survey applications such as monitoring Naval vessel and Fleet Auxiliary vessel Halon 1301, typically using Portalevel to monitor contents of FM-Halon, FM-200™ , CO2 & NOVEC™ 1230 systems.

The Two Principles

If you are an end user, to provide an additional means to check your systems more frequently, outside the regulatory certification checks and enhance your safety management, this ultrasonic level indicator is the best choice.

If you are a servicing company, to conduct certified testing in compliance with regulations, the Portalevel is approved and certified with proven accuracy up to +/-1.5mm and to save 75% of the time to complete testing when compared to weighing cylinders. Moreover, data centers, telecommunications centers, High Rise Buildings, MTR rooms, and others are good for this device to measure the liquid levels.

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Efficient Customer Support for Ultrasonic Safety Instruments

Coltraco always seek to make regular relations with its clients because they treat them as their most valued asset. They work for your ease without compromising affordability, accessibility and quality.

The Portamarine has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the shipping industry and has proven a capable and reliable unit over many years. In use onboard thousands of Vessel and Marine service stations worldwide, it is specifically designed for safely, quickly and accurately inspecting marine CO2 fire suppression systems. It allows vessel owners to comply with IMO SOLAS requirements which specify the need to have the means onboard to allow crew to safely inspect the fire systems. The Portamarine® has been specifically designed for testing multi-banked CO2 Cylinder Fire Suppression System Cylinders, stored in 2, 3 or 4 rows deep, to make the process as quick as possible to complete. It can also operate on the vast majority of other fire system agents including FM200, NOVEC 1230, Halon (for Defence applications) and all other clean agent systems.

Coltraco Limited has produced this liquid level indicatorspecifically to meet the  needs of Marine Industry. The equipment is fully Classification Society Approved, accurate to +/-1.5mm and proves a significantly safer and quicker solution when compared to weighing as a means of identifying cylinder content.

Optional Extras with Portamarine – Ultrasonic Level Indicator

Additional Sensors

  • Wet Sensors – For rugged applications such as poor conditioned or rusty cylinders
  • Dry Sensor – For Standard Applications

Portatherm

  • Infrared thermometer providing quick indication of ambient temperatures

Ancillary Parts

Multi-Banked Extension Rod

  • Standard Rod – 28mm wide, normal build. Ideal for vast majority of applications.
  • Slim line rod – only 14mm wide and lightweight, ideal for where cylinders are tightly packed.

Gas Monitors

We also provide a wide range of Portable Gas Monitors when required.

Total Support with Portacare®

3 or 5 Year Total Maintenance Program to completely cap the cost of ownership and guaranty maximum availability. Back up units provided in the event of unit breakages with beyond Warranty levels of support.

After Sales Support

purchasing the Portamarine® from Coltraco you can be assured of our full support to ensure you become a confident and competent user. If ever you require additional support or would like a Telephone Teach-In from one of our Technical Team please call +44 1761 241 601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Success of Coltraco as Specialized Manufacturer of Ultrasonic Equipment

Coltraco is one of the largest and most advanced manufacturer and supplier of ultrasonic products and systems. By studying and analyzing the needs of all the sectors throughout the world, Coltraco provides solutions which are cost efficient but provide maximum output. Coltraco have produced numerous fixed fire suppression monitoring instruments which are modernized within the advanced terms and conditions required for 19 market sectors.

For the management of all the devices and to monitor the respective system the instruments are manufactured for, only a minor number of people are required whom can be trained with the help of available DVDs and online videos. Coltraco Ultrasonic Ltd offer a variety of products for the monitoring of gaseous extinguishing systems.

Back in 2003, the Permalevel® range was produced for supporting a UK Nuclear facility with constant monitoring solution for its fire extinguishing system. Though the versatility and diversification to the entire Permalevel® range has advanced, numerous companies utilize the Permalevel® Single Point and Permalevel® Multiplex. The different between these two devices is in regards to monitoring the smaller systems and high technology solution is for larger systems.

Features of Coltraco Ultrasonic Pipe Integrity Test Indicator

Coltraco Ltd has introduced the PortapipeÒ which is a portable ultrasonic pipework integrity test indicator. Since 1989, Coltraco has developed innovative solutions for maintenance and monitoring. This device is an superior alternative to chalk and hose testing partly due to its standby battery life of 10 hours for receiver and generator. Coltraco have specialized in producing a range of ultrasonic flow meters, ultrasonic liquid indicator, ultrasonic bearing indicator, ultrasonic gaseous constant monitoring system, ultrasonic thickness gauge, hatch cover tester, ultrasonic pipework integrity test indicator and semi fixed watertight integrity test system.

9 Benefits of the PortapipeÒ:

  • Simple

Highly intuitive operation and enabling regular testing

  • Accurate

The most mathematically accurate watertight integrity test indicator with dual decibel & linear display

  • Low Cost

Multiple readings can be made using one device at no extra cost

  • Portable

Easy to use in a many environments.

  • Non Destructive

The testing method causes no damage to the existing system.

  • No Training Costs

Free-of-charge online, telephone and email training support through- life.

  • Instant Results

User receives instant feedback regarding the focused area.

  • Focus at Problem Areas

The user can target suspected areas in more detail

  • Greater Testing average

The ability to test multiple locations throughout the pipes length provides a more reliable thorough view of the integrity of the system.

Operating Method of Coltraco Portapipe®

The PortapipeTM has two main components: a generator and receiver with two wands. The generator of this portable ultrasonic pipework integrity test indicator is attached to the detection rod; the rod is then sealed into the opening of a drained pipe system using the sealing plug. The ultrasonic generator is then switched on and emits a specific frequency of ultrasound (40,000 Hz). The operator then uses the receiver at multiple locals along the pipe's length in order to indicate the integrity of the pipe's structure. Results: A higher reading will be seen at a leak or weak area.

Continuous Monitoring Systems at Reasonable Prices by Coltraco Ultrasonics

Coltraco understands the need for the continuous monitoring of safety systems which the Permalevel® and Permascanner® were oriented to meet the needs. With these systems one can easily keep a check on cylinders and leaks in hatch covers throughout the day without manual support.

The Permalevel® system was originally developed over a decade ago for the UK Atomic Energy Sector. It provides accurate results throughout the clock. This system is integrated with alarms which begin when there is a fall in liquid levels.

This ultrasonic level indicator comes with various features and advantages.

Advantages of Permalevel® Single Point – Coltraco

These are various benefits you can enjoy with Coltraco Permalevel® Single Point:

  • System is Wholly Manageable - IN HOUSE

No third party access necessary which is beneficial for high-security sites

  • Efficient Alternative 

This system is designed to be reliable and authentic alternative to the dangerous method of weighing cylinders or unreliable mechanical pressure gauges. This reduces the chances of coming into contact with dangerous fluids and removes the inaccuracy of results.

  • Instant Notification of Leak
  • An early detection enables a fast reaction and the minimization of risk which guarantees better maintenance of these systems.
  • Individual Cylinders can be Monitored

Allowing for complete safety of assets and personnel as fire extinguishing systems.

  • Easy Installation

During the installation the fire extinguishing monitoring system remains active. This is an essential feature for critical infrastructure as downtime is eliminated.

  • Highly Accurate Results

Our sensors are proven to monitor the liquid level accurate to +/- 1.5mm

Coltraco possess a large variety of similar products. Check out the range and choose which one is suitable for you. You may be interested in viewing other Coltraco monitoring products and fire extinguishing monitoring systems.

Optional Accessories and Package Content of 6th Generation of Portalevel Original by Coltraco

Coltraco Ultrasonics has pioneered the 6th generation of Portalevel Original which is a portable ultrasonic liquid level indicator. It is designed for customers looking for low cost applications to measure the liquid level of cylinders efficiently. This device has accuracy of up to +/-1.5mm (1/8 inch) with standby battery up to 10 hours.

The Portalevel Original is our low cost, entry level model in the Portalevel Range. It is based on an older design and brought back into the range for those customers looking for low intensity and price conscious applications. The unit is proven in the field and especially suited to standard cylinder sizes between 20-80kg of agent weight.

Package Content of Portalevel Original

Below are the details of the package contents of the ultrasonic liquid level indicator.

  • Portalevel™ Original electronic unit
  • Operating instructions and calibration certificate
  • Bottle of ultrasonic gel
  • Standard “Dry” sensor and cable with magnetic applicator for ease of use
  • Supplied in a carrying case

Optional Accessories

These are available upon demand with this portable ultrasonic liquid level indicator. You can also purchase them along the package but with mentioning of the accessories you need along.

  • A “wet” sensor for use on poor condition cylinders and
  • Portatherm™ non contact thermometer for checking cylinder temperature        
  • The multi-bank extension rod, designed to use on board ships and 2-3 banked cylinder installations

Warranty

The unit is covered by 3 year warranty and sensor by a 12 month warranty. The unit is simple to operate using push button controls and requires little or no training. We offer unlimited technical support to each Portalevel Original customer, during which time our engineers are available to answer any technical queries.

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Wide Scope of Applications Performed by 7th Generation of Portalevel Standard

With more than 15,000 units around the globe within 109 countries, the Portalevel® Standard is an ultrasonic liquid level indicator. Powered by 4xAA 1.5V batteries which possess a battery time of 10 hours continuous use and 230 mA current consumption makes it appropriate for a technician. Coltraco is proud to facilitate the users of Portalevel® Standard with its 7th generation which is efficiently manufactured with enhanced features.

Portalevel® Standard has made checking the liquid level of gaseous extinguishing systems easier as compared to the previous manual procedure of weighing and dismantling in the system which may cause potential damage to the service technician. Cutting down the time consumption, expenses and danger, Portalevel® Standard is appropriate for regular use to check liquid levels. For ease of operation and intuitive handling, Coltraco has enhanced the accessories and electronics for 7th generation of Portalevel® Standard. Majorly, it does not require any requirement of documentation in regards to health and safety, training, storage and transportation as does the radioactive liquid level indicator.

Prominent enhancements can be noticed in digital display, lights and calibration to a cylinder whereas others include clean fascia panel and easy-use membrane control. The product is able to indicate the level of liquid in any single skinned container with a thickness of 2 to 90 mm. Though common application of Portalevel® Standard includes high and low pressures of Halon and CO2 cylinders manufactured of seamless spun steel and pressed steel with welded seams respectively along with FM 200®, NOVEC and similar other cylinder types but following are the details of the marine applications:

Marine Multi Banked Cylinders

With its extensions rods, Portalevel® Standard is able to verify the fire extinguishers in cylinders with multiple banked rows in order to reach the second and third rows. Marine sector is more demanding for this certain application as these installations are commonly available at board ships.

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7th Generation Portalevel Datalogger Marine by Coltraco

Since 1987, Coltraco Ultrasonic have been designing and manufacturing ultrasonic instrumentation for safety and servicing. The Portalevel Datalogger comes in a ready-to-go package, complete with all items required to carry out liquid level indicator with recording capability.

This is the world’s first Ultrasonic Level Indicator which is capable of recording, storing and downloading up to 1000 cylinders worth of readings. The datalogger unit is really designed for those servicing companies looking to differentiate their reporting offering to customers and end users by providing the actual raw data collected during the testing process.

Package Content of 7th Generation Portalevel Datalogger Marine

These are some of the content available with the basic package of Portalevel Datalogger Marine – liquid level Indicator by Coltraco:

  • Main Unit

The main unit is protected by an IP65 Enclosure and weighs just 500 grams. It has a LCD numeric Display with LED Bar Graph and 4 touch button controls.

  • Dry Sensor

A standard sensor for all land based Portalevel units. The metal application is connected to the unit via 1 meter of ax cable and a BNC connector.

  • Ultrasonic Gel

Ultrasonic Gel increases the surface contact of the sensor. Coltraco sensors have also been designed to work with tap water.

  • Extension Rod

The 20mm multi banked extension rod comes as standard with the all Portalevel Max Marine models. It is designed for testing rows of CO2 cylinders 3-4 deep.

  • USB Cable

Some other features of Content of Portalevel Mini Nippon

Extension Rod

In cases where the operator cannot reach a cylinder with the handheld sensor, the extension rod available with this Coltraco’s ultrasonic level indicator can be employed to allow the operator to reach through and easily test the rear rows of cylinders.

Available in Two Variants

Mini-extensions Rod12mm – The compact and light weight variant, at only 14mm wide, able to work on even the most tightly packaged cylinder systems, included with Portalevel Max Marine.

Standard Rod – 20mm – ideal for the vast majority of applications and standard spacing between cylinders included with Portamarine.

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Integration of Modern Technology with Liquid Level Sensors by Coltraco

Meeting improving technological standards without being inaccessible and unaffordable for people has made Coltraco favoured among people. With experience of more than 20 years, Coltraco Limited has dramatically advanced in its development of products as far as quality and efficiency is concerned. Beginning the journey with Portalevel, Coltraco has now expanded this line and other products as well.

The Portalevel® Original is a low cost, entry level model in the Portalevel® range. It is based on an older design and brought back into the range for those customers looking for a low intensity and price conscious applications. The unit is proven in the field and especially suited to standard cylinder sizes between 20 – 80KG of agent weight. Below are the basic features provided by Coltraco Limited, UK for you with this portable ultrasonic liquid level indicator.

  • Lifetime Support
  • Three years warranty
  • Non intrusive
  • Inspects a cylinder in 90 seconds
  • Calibration and training certificates available
  • Ultrasonic technology
  • Dual LCD and LED display
  • No radiation
  • 10 hour battery life
  • Accurate to +/- 3.0mm

Contents of Portalevel® Original Package

Basic Accessories

These are available in the package on your purchase:

  • Supplied in a carrying case
  • Portalevel ORIGINAL electronic unit
  • Bottle of ultrasonic gel
  • Standard “Dry” sensor & cable with magnetic applicator for ease of use
  • Operating instructions and calibration certificate

Optional Accessories

These are available on request or demand while making a purchase of this ultrasonic level indicator:

  • The multi-bank extension rod, designed for use on board ships and 2-3 banked cylinder installations
  • Portatherm non contact thermometer for checking cylinder temperature
  • A “wet” sensor for use on poor condition cylinders

Certificates and Approval for Liquid Level Indicator

  • Portalevel Trade Mark Registered No 2290334 UK
  • US Department of Defense Halon Depletion
  • Manufactured to BS EN 5750, ISO 9001 Quality Standards
  • Government Cage Code KD983
  • Manufactured to US MIL-STD
  • Agency approval
  • RINA Classification Society Approval

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Portalevel Mini Nippon comes with Highly Qualified Specs

Coltraco Ultrasonics is a world leading companies in the industry of safety instrumentation and constant monitoring systems. They have a huge variety of products from ultrasonic monitoring and testing instruments providing solutions for gas and oil, defense, marine, power generation and fire protection. Coltraco Ultrasonics are popular for advanced technology. Within Coltraco Portalevel Range, 7th generation of  ultrasonic level indicator – Portalevel Mini Nippon is offering to be the best option for people.

As with the Portalevel Max Nippon, the Portalevel Mini Nippon was created specially to serve the unique requirements of our Japanese Customer base. Using our well-proven 7th generation technological platform, it was specially adapted to manage the challenging Japanese manufactured cylinders. Providing users with hands-free operation for ease of use and highly reliable unit, it offers an ideal solution for inspecting Fixed Fire Suppression Systems.

Technical Specifications of Portalevel Mini Nippon

Here, we have enlisted technical specs available with this liquid level indicator. Give it a look!

Dimensions

  • Height: 98mm
  • Weight: 45.5grams
  • Width: 158mm
  • Depth: 420mm

Accuracy

+/-1.5mm (1/8 inch)

Power Supply

4 x AA 1.5V Batteries (battery life 10 hours)

Sensor

TX/RX Dry Sensor

  • Contained within a magnetized sensor applicator;
  • 14 mm diameter head
  • Connected by BNC connectors to 1 m length co-ax cable

Standard Extension Rod Sensor

  • 28mm in diameter
  • 1 meter in length

Verifiable Agents

O2, H20, FM-200™, NOVEC™1230, old Halons such as 1301 and 1211, FE-13™, FE-25™, FE-36™, HFC-225 & 2271

Display

LCD Numeric Digital Display with LED Bar Graph

Classification

  • NATO Stock Number: 6680-99-275-5292
  • IP Rating 65

Certificates

  • Classification Society Approved- RINA
  • ISO 19011 Registered
  • CE

Warranty

  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Sensor: 1 Year Warranty
  • Main Unit: 3 Years Warranty

Operating Temperature

  • Relative Humidity-5 % - 95 %
  • -20°C to +70°C (68°F to 158°F)

Portalevel Mini Nippon Content

  • 1 Hard Wearing Carrying Case
  • 1 Portalevel® Mini Nippon unit
  • 1 28 mm Extension Rod
  • Calibration certificate
  • 1 Wet Sensor
  • Ultrasonic Gel

Accurate Results with Coltraco Portagauge® IV

Coltraco Limited, UK qualifies to be one of the leading companies in the world for safety instrumentation and constant monitoring systems. They produce a variety of products from ultrasonic liquid indicators to ultrasonic hatch cover testers, ultrasonic flow meters, ultrasonic thickness gauges, ultrasonic bearing indicators - to many others. These offer solutions in many sectors including gas and oil, defense, marine, power generation and fire protection. The Portagauge® range and accessories are found easily online.

As far as the ultrasonic thickness gauge is concerned, Coltraco have now introduced the 4th generation. The Portagauge® IV is the analytical thickness gauge which offers unparalleled accuracy. This uses triple echo technology which allows operators to inspect the underlying metal thickness, independent of any surface coating such as paint. For applications where true metal readings and a higher degree of accuracy is required, the Portagauge® IV is the ideal solution. With a variety of sensor options available and underwater variants, this range of units can easily be adapted to a variety of different roles and requirements.

Technical Specifications of Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

Here, we have enlisted technical specs available for this ultrasonic thickness gauge. Take a look!

Dimensions

  • Width: 90mm
  • Height: 147mm
  • Depth: 28mm
  • Weight: 325grams

Accuracy

±0.1mm (0.005”) or ±0.05mm (0.002”)

Verifiable Agents

Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Grey Cast Iron, Cast Iron, Copper, Zinc

Power Supply

3x disposable AA alkaline batteries or rechargeable NiHM/NiCD (battery life 20 hours)

Sensor

  • 5 MHz 13mm (1/2”) (blue) & 6mm (1/4”) (blue)
  • 3.50 MHz Probe 13mm (1/2”) (green)
  • 2.25MHz Probe 19mm (3/4”) (yellow) & 13mm (1/2”) (yellow)
  • Display
  • LCD Numeric Digital Display with LED Bar Graph

Operating Temperature

-10 C to +50 C (14°F to 122°F)

Certificates

  • ISO 19011 Registered
  • CE

Classification

  • British Standard BS EN 15317:2007 which covers the characterization and verification of ultrasonic thickness measuring equipment
  • IP Rating 65

Warranty

  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Sensor: 1 Year Warranty
  • Main Unit: 3 Years Warranty

Portagauge® IV Content

  • 1 Hardy Carrying Case
  • 1 Portagauge IV unit
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1 2.25MHz Sensor
  • Calibration certificate

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Wind Turbines Choose Us for Fire Safety

World leading wind turbine operator has chosen Portalevel® MAX to improve their fire safety

Why has the world’s leading turbine operator chosen Portalevel® MAX to improve their fire safety?

Fires cause turbine failure. Turbine fires are expensive. They attract negative publicity. It is estimated that 0.3-0.5 fire incidents occur per 1000 power stations (onshore and offshore) every year. What is more, wind turbine fires tend to cause losses equal to or above the original cost of the wind power plant -  especially offshore!

As electricity generation becomes more reliant on renewable energy, wind power is  becoming increasing important in the energy mix. As the country becomes more reliant on this form of generation, keeping them fully operational and at reduced levels of risk is going to become ever more important, and we think requires a fresh look at  best practice maintenance and safety management.

ONCE FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS ARE INSTALLED, INSPECTIONS ARE NEEDED.

There is a clear trend toward including fire suppression in newer units, but with systems, comes the requirement of maintenance. Gas extinguishing systems are located at the base of the tower of a wind turbine.  Introducing fixed fire extinguishing systems to afford fire protection is becoming more prevalent because of the increase rate of fire incidents and the value of turbines increasing. We need to address  how fire systems themselves can be constantly monitored to ensure operational efficacy and to reduce risk, saving costs and increasing revenues.

A CALL FOR CONSTANT MONITORING OF WIND TURBINES

There is a call for remote fire alarms  in the turbines due to the lack of easy fire servicing stations, so why not also for the gaseous systems? Why have an alarm system to alert fire services of the fire if the protection system cannot secure the nacelle?   A dynamic system needs monitoring.  The reality is that gaseous systems are checked for contents annually because they are pressurised and anything that is dynamic offers risk of loss of contents, but this fails to deal with the probability of discharge or leakage for the 364 days per annum in the interim between certification checks.

SOLUTIONS PROVIDED BY COLTRACO ULTRASONICS

Coltraco Ultrasonics provide smart Safesite® solutions which enable wind turbine owners and operators to improve their fire safety management and reduce the risks to human life, business continuity caused by any downtime and thus minimise risk to reputation.

  • For 24/7 monitoring – ideal for remote, unmanned locations: Permalevel Multiplex a fixed fire suppression monitoring system, designed for continuous contents verification.
  • regular inspection: Portalevel® MAX is a handheld ultrasonic liquid level indicator, which can service a cylinder in 30 seconds (in contrast to 15minutes by traditional manual weighing) with accuracy of up to 1.5mm off the true liquid level.

Applications and Benefits of Portable Ultrasonic Bearing Indicator

Portamonitor is a pocket size condition indicator took which employs powerful monitoring techniques to analyze the health state of rotating machinery especially with regards to the health and lubrication of bearings. With its magnetic sensor head, the portamonitor can be attached to machineries outer casing and takes readings over a short period to assess the condition of the moving parts within. An overall noise decibel (dB) level is returned along with a distress level after measurement that can be quickly analyzed and compared to other readings in order to discover if preventative maintenance is required. Hardy and robust, the Portamonitor – ultrasonic bearing indicator can take 1000 readings between charges, which is done through a standard USB lead for easy charging anywhere.

Advantages of Ultrasonic Bearing Indicator

Repeatable Results

Comparison to logs of past measurements can help identify even small changes in the functioning of the bearing

Easy To Use

Measurements can be taken when the vessel is offshore or in port

Quick

Allows for problem bearings to be checked quickly and reliably if damage is suspected

Accurate

Extremely sensitive to detecting faults

Effective

All the bearings on a vessel can be tested efficiently and reliably

Stay Ahead

  • Identify sites with contaminated/lacking lubrication which can be easily fixed before any further damage occurs
  • Provides insight into planning of future repairs
  • Identify varying levels of damage – problems can be fixed before excessive damage occurs

Non-Destructive & Non-Intrusive

This ultrasonic bearing indicator comes with measurements which will not affect the function of the bearing

Portable

Battery powered and lightweight for convenience operates at 0-650 c and can be used in the large majority of marine environments

Applications of Ultrasonic Bearing Indicator by Coltraco

Here are the applications of Ultrasonic Bearing Indicator:

  • Bearings
  • Gearboxes
  • Pumps
  • Motors

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Scope and Advantages of thr Watertight Integrity Tester by Coltraco

Coltraco LTD, UK is known for its outstanding global customer service. Coltraco is well regarded as welcoming to all its clients across the world. Its mission to create accurate, reliable and easy to use instrumentation to enhance the safety management of clients. The issue is not just about compliance with the regulations; it is about the Safeship offshore and the Safesite onshore. This helps Coltraco’s clients ensure lower risk, higher protection and business continuity for Coltraco believes in safety for safety's sake.

Benefits of Portascanner Watertight

  • Green Technology

A clean method of testing that does not violate any environmental codes, unlike hose testing

  • Simple

It is highly intuitive operation and enabling regular testing

  • Arctic Use

The hose-testing is impossible to conduct in severe arctic conditions

  • Testing Pre/Post-Loading

It does not affect cargo & one can test with contents in situ

  • Magnetic Base

It allows the generator to be fitted on hatch-combing just inside the hold, saving significant time and effort - no longer needing to climb down into holds

  • Three Reading Types

It shows 2 readings on LCD display with Bar Graph and Numerical as well as Audible via head phones, for ease of operation and reporting

  • Efficient

Seals, hatch-covers, watertight/weather tight doors and MCTs can be tested efficiently and reliably, thus saving time and costs

  • Lightweight and Portable

It can be carried around/into compartments with ease

  • No IATA Transportation Restrictions
  • It uses safe, clean & environmental ultrasonic technology and does not use liquid batteries Accurate

It can identify leaks as small as 0.06 mm ± 0.02 mm

  • Cost Effective

The most mathematically accurate hatch cover maintenance and watertight integrity testing indicator with dual decibel and mathematical display

  • Unique Tone of Audio Indication

It allows the user to distinguish whether it is the ultrasound signal or background noise being received

How to Operate Portascanner® Watertight?

If you are facing any difficulty in usage of ultrasonic hatch cover tester, this will help.

  • Connect the Rod and Headphones to the Receiver and place the Generator into the compartment to be tested.
  • Fix the Generator by the magnet to any metallic surface not far from the seal being inspected.
  • Switch the Generator ‘Onʼ and all the readings will dramatically increase.
  • Leaving the cover of the seal being tested open and check around the seal to ensure a strong signal is being received at all points.
  • The compartment is then closed and the inspection of the seal begins.
  • If there is a leak or area of weak seal compression readings will increase.
  • By moving the Sensor to where the signal is strongest, the operator can identify the exact location and extent of any leak site and steps can be taken to fix this issue.

If you want to know more about Portascanner® Watertight, Download PDF

Reasons of Successful Career of Coltraco for Fire Extinguishing Monitoring Systems

Over the past 3 decades, Coltraco has played an significantly role in designing, manufacturing and supplying outstanding products to the market with the latest technology. Coltraco have invested into research and design which is dedicated to exploring and understanding the need of industrial sectors alongside developing innovative technology for precise and accurate solutions. One of the unique features of Coltraco is its application of ultrasonic technology and its versatility of the products in regards to the advancement and quantity it can measure in ratio to the minimum time utilized.

Features of Permalevel Multiplex Monitoring System

The Permalevel® Multiplex fire extinguishing monitoring system is highly regarded for its quality and accuracy of results. The system is the first introduced globally which is integrated to monitor the fire suppressing liquefied gases levels to critical extent, enclosed within the cylinders, constantly. The user is able to view the current status and performance of installed fire extinguishing system.

Coltraco has the unique ability to alert customers, should their suppressing systems contents reach a critical level. Without the need for manually weighing cylinders, monitoring liquid levels with a liquid gas level indicator helps avoid the risk of non-release in the event of actuation.

You can look for more information about this product by contacting Coltraco Customer Support

 

CEO Message

Integrity and Science Key to Our Culture of Performance

Dear Coltraco Customers, Strategic Partners and Distributors,

Integrity is our defining value. Performance is its consequence. We understand that our customers have choices, and how we perform determines whether customers choose us. Coltraco’s Code of Ethics does not merely require compliance with laws. It embodies a Commitment to positive behaviours that build trust, promote respect, operate with distinction, with courtesy and global levels of performance, demonstrating our integrity and delivering customer performance.

We honour our commitments, communicate transparently, and act with honour. Ethics are the foundation of our performance culture and our science-based approach. We lead in specific technologies delivering the watertight integrity monitoring of marine structures and the monitoring of fixed liquefied gaseous fire extinguishing systems and the room integrity of protected space to ensure agent hold-times post-installation. We show this by our understanding of the science in them and the mathematics that explain them.

I would like to thank you for your business and for the relationships with our Customers, Strategic Partners, Distributors and ODAs who we value so highly.

My kindest regards,
Carl

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter BA(Dunelm) Hon DSc FRINA FIMarEST MRAeS
CEO & Managing Director
Coltraco Ultrasonics Limited
46-47 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 2SA
United Kingdom

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