LMS sees new opportunities for potable water sensors on commercial aircraft.
This year LMS’ patent for a Potable Water Sensor was issued by the US patent office. The sensor is designed to replace a factory installed gauging system found on water tanks on many long distance commercial aircraft.
LMS designed this new system in response to the high failure rate being experienced by the current factory installed gauging system on water tanks. This meant the flight crews of long distance airliners could not accurately measure the amount of potable water on board and would be required to top the tanks for each flight. Carrying additional water on board means excessive extra weight for an aircraft. As fuel prices continue to climb, extra water means extra weight which means extra costs to operators and passengers. LMS believes its new design can help to reduce weight and deliver significant savings to the airlines and operators.