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Quicklime silo

Level measurement in the quicklime silo

Process data

Measuring task:
Level measurement
Measuring point:
Measuring range up to:
25 m
Process temperature:
+40 ... +80 °C
Process pressure:
0 ... 0 bar
Special challenges:
Dust and noise, material cones and troughs, bad reflective properties


Quicklime is an important substance for the recovery of lye in pulp production. It is produced in the lime kiln through the combustion of lime sludge from causticisation. The quicklime is conveyed via a bucket elevator into the quicklime silo, where it is temporarily stored, and then discharged via screw conveyors into the lime dosing feeder for the causticising process. Continuous level measurement in the quicklime silo is required to ensure a reliable supply is readily available.

Your benefit

Reliable readings in spite of difficult measuring conditions
Cost effective
Maintenance costs are saved through air cleaning of antenna
User friendly
One radar sensor for all silo sizes

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