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Acid Waste Tank Non-Contact Radar Level Transmitter

Acid Waste Tank Non-Contact Radar Level Transmitter

Application Problem: Industrial customer needed to monitor the liquid level of acid waste, a corrosive substance. Installation was close to the edge of the tank. Application History: Contact level devices previously used were too costly to maintain. Solution: ABM’s radar level sensor (ABM400-050R6C2 model) was selected with epoxy coating (added by customer). The anticorrosive radar …

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Fertilizer Tank Level Monitoring with Ultrasonic Sensors, level measurement

Fertilizer Tank Level Monitoring with Ultrasonic Sensors

Application Problem: Rectangular shape tanks with dusty fertilizer inside. A lot of noise sources such as electrical noise from pumps, acoustical noise from material and pumps and also mechanical vibration from pumps. The tanks are very narrow and 30 feet tall, with corrugated walls. These customers also wanted a communication network based on RS485 for …

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Level Measurement in Plastic Resin Storage Silo

Level Measurement in Plastic Resin Storage Silo

Application Problem: An industrial manufacturer required level measurement in their plastic resin storage silo.  Dusty application with plastic resin that made reading the level difficult for most sensors. Application History: The customer tried various brands of contact devices on this application. They used a yoyo device that would get stuck because of the fine material …

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Plastic Pellet Storage Silo Ultrasonic Level Transmitter

Plastic Pellet Storage Silo Ultrasonic Level Transmitter

Application Problem: Plastic pellet storage silo required level measurement. Sensor mounting was very close to the corrugated tanks wall. Very low power consumption was required and a fast start-up time (a few seconds) for battery supply system. Application History: Level sensors from competitors offered no reliable operation, were susceptible to false echo’s from the corrugated …

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Dusty Chalk Silo Radar Level Transmitter

Dusty Chalk Silo Radar Level Transmitter

Application Problem: A customer required level measurement for a storage tank with chalk, dust, very low dielectric constant and installation close to the tank wall. Application History: Nothing worked for the customers application. Previous solutions from other manufacturers picked-up false echoes from tank’s wall. They also didn’t work reliably during filling conditions. Solution: ABM’s 26 …

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Sulfuric Acid Storage Tank Radar Level Measurement

Sulfuric Acid Storage Tank Radar Level Measurement

Application Problem: Customer required level measurement in a metal tank containing sulfuric acid with a strong vapor. Mounting hole is only 10 inches away from tank’s wall, and there is a standpipe of 3 inch ID and 6 inch long. Application History: Some radar units were used before. Those units had fixed transmit power and …

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Chemical Reactor Ultrasonic Level Measurement

Chemical Reactor Ultrasonic Level Measurement

Application Problem: Small chemical reactors with agitators and hot liquids. CIP (Clean In Place) is used for 30 min. The customer needs 1.5 inch tri-clamp sanitary sensor that is very reliable in level measurement and does not need to be removed during CIP. Application History: Capacitance and also ultrasonic sensors were used with limited success. …

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