The principle of capacitance level measurement is based on the change in capacitance of the capacitor due to the change in the level. The probe and container wall (conductive material) form an electric capacitor. When the probe is in air (1), a certain low initial capacitance is measured. When the container is filled, the capacitance increases the more the probe is covered (2), (3) . As of a conductivity of 100 μs/cm, the measurement is independent of the value for the dielectric constant (DK) of the liquid. As a result, fluctuations in the DK value do not affect the measured value display. Furthermore, the system also prevents the effect of medium buildup or condensate near the process connection for probes with an inactive length.