Fri, Aug 03, 2012
Expects Technology To Be Applicable To Any Aircraft
Redmond, OR-based CIES unveiled a new patented digital Fuel Level Sender technology at Oshkosh that is now available on all new production Cirrus SR22T, SR22 and SR20 aircraft. The company says it anticipates further announcements of aircraft manufacturers acceptance and retrofit programs of this technology later this year.
"Digital level sending technology in the Cirrus Aircraft is bringing a new level of reliability and accuracy to fuel level," said Scott Philiben, CEO and Founder of CIES. "Display of fuel levels has been available in aviation on the Multi Function Display or digital aircraft instrument, but now for the first time that information comes from a digital sensor, reporting fuel or ice protection fluid level in binary one's and zero's. The sensor technology provides information completely isolated from the tank contents and provides a steady data stream of liquid level to the MFD. There is no need to amplify or condition the signal to compensate for long wiring runs or or corroded connections, as the digital sensors report tank level or nothing at all. The end result is precise and reliable fuel level reporting in all conditions and with all fuel types."
Philiben called the introduction of the technology a "tremendous milestone" for the company. “We are revolutionizing fuel level and other non contact position sensing in aviation as well as other markets including the automotive, trucking, rail and propane industries," he said. "It is an exciting place to be in a new business. It is very gratifying to see an idea that started in aviation to solve a unique aviation problem, is generating interest for fuel level sensing throughout the worldwide transportation and fuel storage market.”
Philiben said that the fuel level sender will be compatible with any new fuel combination that follows 100LL in aviation. The system will work with any fuel or fuel quality, and is unaffected by fuel contamination. He said the technology is intrinsically safe and applicable for use on any aircraft.
(Image provided by CIES Inc.)
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