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Dump chest

Level measurement in the dump chest

Process data

Measuring task:
Level measurement
Measuring point:
Measuring range up to:
10 m
Pulp or waste paper suspension
Process temperature:
+20 … +40 °C
Process pressure:
0 … 0 bar
Special challenges:
Different stock consistencies, fast filling


The fibre suspension created in the pulper is first drawn off into a dump chest. There it is temporarily stored for the further stages of the stock preparation process. Typical process challenges in the dump chest are fast filling from above and high stock densities. A slow-running lateral agitator ensures a homogeneous, pumpable consistency of the fibres in suspension. Level measurement in the dump chest determines when it is filled to capacity and ready for emptying and the next process step. The measurement is carried out hydrostatically via a side-mounted pressure transmitter with a ball valve fitting. This allows removal for maintenance or cleaning purposes, even when the dump chest is full.

Your benefit

High operational availability through reliable measurement, even with high pulp densities
Cost effective
Maximum utilization of the vat volume
User friendly
Service-friendly thanks to easy access to the measuring system

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