The Solution

The Solution

World-renowned racer and eight times World Champion Steve Curtis, MBE found that the typical sensors supplied with the tanks lasted between 1-2 races before the physical environment lead to their failure.

So Steve sourced stainless steel capacitive level sensors from Gill Sensors & Controls, a company with a reputation for providing sensors that endure in the most severe environments. With a solid state, integrated electronics design with no moving parts, the sensors had more chance of surviving for more than a single race.

And they did. The sensors lasted for eight years without a single failure and provided a level of accuracy and reliability that enabled Steve and his teams to continue to perform at the highest level.

So whilst you may not want to travel at 200mph in a powerboat, if you want a sensor that is proven to last in the toughest conditions, visit

Steve is currently throttleman with the Miss Geico Racing team, which can be seen in full flight in the image above. We are grateful to Steve for his help with this case study and wish him and the team good luck in future competitions


Gill Sensors & Controls Limited
Unit 600 Ampress Park,
Hampshire, UK
SO41 8LW

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