Radar Sensor Level Management Solution For Process Control

The process and controls industry is becoming increasingly competitive, demanding the highest speed, efficiency and output for reduced costs. The result is an industry push to employ convenient, cost-effective and reliable innovations that enable task execution with reliability and efficiency.

With industry pressure to keep costs to a minimum while maximising productivity, execution of critical tasks such as continuous level measurement simply cannot be threatened by equipment that is incapable of withstanding and delivering accurate results under complex conditions.

Accurate measurements are imperative to achieving processing efficiencies and optimum productivity, however not all Radar Level Transmitters are designed to operate in Bulk Solids Applications and the incorrect selection can have astronomical consequences for lost efficiency and thus profits.

When the level of bulk solids is detected and converted into an electronic signal, the level signal is incorporated into a process control or management system. However often, harsh conditions consistent with the process industry present obstacles to achieving accurate measurements, which in turn affects operational efficiency.

NOISE – In containers and silos with many internal obstructions and complexities, sensor focusing can be influenced by extreme noise; hindering the level measurement result.

DIRT & BUILDUP – Operating inside harsh environments riddled with dust, dirt, water and vapour, can mean measurements made by the sensor are fundamentally inaccurate. .

Therefore, process and control systems that implement a non-contact level management solution that allows continuous and efficient operation and delivers reliable measurement data while ensuring maintenance-free operation, will reap the rewards of increased efficiencies.

A reliable, cost-effective and convenient solution

Delivering reliable measurement data in spite of extreme noise, maintenance-free operation and lower servicing costs, the VEGAPULS 69 radar sensor takes a big step closer to the ideal of an all-round radar level measuring instrument for bulk solids.

The VEGAPULS 69 can be equipped with an encapsulated plastic antenna or lens antenna integrated in the metal flange, meaning it is completely unaffected by dirt and buildup; guaranteeing maintenance-free operation.

The level transmitter operates at a frequency of 79GHz, which allows a better focusing of the transmitted signal. The enhanced focusing helps to reduce the influence of background noise commonly found in complex internal structures such as silos, ultimately providing reliable measurement.

Bulk solids that often have poor reflective qualities can be measured with high reliability due to new microwave components that allow the sensor to detect even the smallest of reflected signals.

A measuring range of up to 120 metres and an accuracy of +/- 5mm gives the VEGAPULS 69 sensor the capability to execute level gauging in mine shafts or distance measurement on conveyor systems.

For more information on the reliable, cost-effective and convenient VEGAPULS 69 radar sensor level measurement solution for bulk solids, click here.