Ask Alexander Rossi and Robby Gordon how important is it to know how much fuel is in the fuel cell in the final laps of the Indy 500. Precise and accurate data in the hands of Andretti-Herta Autosport allowed the team to manage fuel leading to a stunning victory at the 2016 Indy 500 with Rossi coasting to the finish line. A lack of data management in Robby Gordon's case led to a disappointing loss in the 1999 Indy 500 as he ran out of gas in turn four of the final lap.
Gill Sensors & Controls and Burns Stainless will partner to give an informative seminar on solid state liquid level sensing at the Dec. 7-9 PRI Show in Indianapolis. Simon Peaty, manager of the Gill Sensors & Controls motorsports division in the United Kingdom will explain how these sensors can measure liquid level (GSLevel) and liquid flow rates (GSFlow), and how users can utilize these devices to gain or maintain a competitive advantage.
Solid state sensors allow for the precise measurement of fluid flow, level and temperature without moving parts. This allows for small lightweight devices that can endure the rigors of the extreme environments found in motorsports. Gill Sensors & Controls has been in the forefront of the development of these sensors and has equipped cars in the highest echelons of the sport including Formula 1, Le Mans, IndyCar and others, according to the company.
The seminar is set for 10-11 a.m. on Dec. 8 in Indiana Convention Center Room 211. Those interested in participating can sign up now.