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Pyrolysis chamber and ash container

Level measurement in the pyrolysis chamber and in the ash discharger

Level measurement in the pyrolysis chamber and in the ash discharger
Level measurement in the pyrolysis chamber and in the ash discharger

Process data

Measuring task:
Level measurement
Measuring point:
Measuring range up to:
2.5 m
Hot ash
Process temperature:
+40 … +200 °C
Process pressure:
0 … +2 bar
Special challenges:
Measurement through narrow chute, poorly reflecting medium, measurement during filling


Waste incineration converts domestic and commercial waste into combustible gases and ash. Pyrolysis is carried out in the absence of air at temperatures up to 500 °C. The intermediate product, charcoal, is then further burned by adding air. Ash and synthesis gas with high thermal content are the end products. For continuous operation, the vessel must be loaded and emptied automatically. To this end, the level of material in the pyrolysis chamber and in the ash pan has to be measured.

Your benefit

Reliable backup detection in the chute
Cost effective
Optimal utilization of the ash container volume
User friendly
Low maintenance requirements thanks to non-contact measurement

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Level and pressure instrumentation for the environment and recycling industry