|Hydrolevel Company was
founded in 1965 by Michael DeLeonardis, an engineer specializing
in steam pressure vessels. Through his vast experience with
steam boilers, Michael became well aware of the shortcomings
of float-type level controls. The moving float linkage was often
no match for the harsh boiler environment and Michael witnessed
the costly and sometimes dangerous results of dry-firing a boiler.
In the mid-1960's, Michael began experimenting with improved
designs for monitoring boiler water levels. By utilizing water's
ability to conduct electricity, he designed a non-moving electrode
that accurately detected water within a boiler.
In 1965 he teamed up with his son Dominick and partner Russell
Rymer to establish Hydrolevel Company... The Safgard trademark
was launched and production of the first probe-type low water
cut-off was underway.
Since that time, Hydrolevel has continued to develop liquid
level technology to meet the changing demands of boiler manufacturers
and heating contractors. Today, Hydrolevel's product line includes
state of the art steam controls, including the programmable
VXT water feeder and the revolutionary new CycleGard cut-off.
Hydrolevel also produces a variety of controls for residential
and commercial hot water boilers, like the popular 170 and
550 model cut-offs to our latest micro processor based "Mini"
Hydrolevel is located in New Haven, Connecticut, where we manufacture
all of our quality products. Hydrolevel proudly supplies most
major boiler manufacturers and serves the needs of heating contractors
through plumbing and heating wholesalers nationwide.