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Endress and Hauser has donated five Micropilot radar level devices to Mercy Ships, an international charity with a mission to increase access to healthcare throughout the world, for its largest hospital ship, Africa Mercy.

Mercy Ships docks in port cities by invitation of the government and conducts three- to 10-month periods of field service offering vital healthcare services and developmental programmes. All Mercy Ships services are provided free of charge to those in need.

During the course of annual maintenance work on Africa Mercy, the measuring systems of several of the on-board tanks had to be replaced.

After being approached by Mercy Ships for help, Endress and Hauser supplied five Micropilot devices to provide reliable continuous tank level measurement to keep the ship up and running.

Click on the link above to download a brochure for the Micropilot range.

Africa Mercy: the on-board hospital

  • This large floating hospital is subdivided into four areas: material/services, the six operating theatres, the intensive-care unit and the general ward with a total of 78 beds.
  • The capacity is designed for up to 7,000 surgical operations annually and offers accommodation to more than 450 volunteer crew members.
  • The vital services performed include cataract removal/insertion of lenses, tumour removal, cleft-lip and palate corrections and orthopaedic and gynaecological surgery.
  • The hospital has a tomograph, as well as X-ray equipment, a laboratory and a Nikon ‘Coolscope’ for remote diagnosis.
  • If required, diagnoses can even be transmitted to specialist physicians via an on-board satellite system.


Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. With over 8,000 employees worldwide, the Group generates annual net sales of more than Euro1.1 billion.

The Endress+Hauser Group

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs 13,000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of more than 2.1 billion euros in 2015.
With dedicated sales centres and a strong network of partners, Endress+Hauser guarantees competent worldwide support. Production centers in 11 countries meet customers’ needs and requirements quickly and effectively. The Group is managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland, with UK headquarters in Manchester. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance.
Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. The company supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions. Our products set standards in quality and technology.
We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimising their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact.
Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The Group has developed from a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with constant expansion into new territories and markets.

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