VEGAPULS: Level measurement with radar
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What are common applications for radar level transmitters?
Radar level transmitters of the VEGAPULS series are used for non-contact level measurement of liquids and bulk solids. They measure all kinds of liquids, even under high pressure and extreme temperatures. They can be used in simple as well as in aggressive liquids and are suitable for applications with stringent hygiene requirements. The radar level transmitters measure light as well as heavy bulk solids with absolute reliability, even in the presence of dust and noise, and without being affected by buildup or condensation.
Radar level transmitters can measure in:
- Bulk solids
Radar level transmitter VEGAPULS 64 measures the level in whey production
The Tirol Milch plant in Wörgl, which belongs to the Berglandmilch Group, is renowned for its cheese far beyond the borders of Tyrol. VEGA has been working together with the company for a long time. 10 to 12 VEGA radar level transmitters are currently in use.Read more
VEGAPULS 69 replaces silo weighing systems at building materials supplier Sto SE & Co. KGaA
Punctuality is a top priority at building materials supplier Sto and it depends entirely on the availability of reliable data on the raw materials and finished products in stock. The readings from the silos are now provided by the radar level transmitter VEGAPULS 69.Read more
Level transmitter for reliable disposal of sewage sludge
VEGAPULS WL S 61 is an all-rounder for water and wastewater applications. Its good focusing makes it ideal for pumping stations and rain overflow basins, as well as for flow measurement in open channels or continuous monitoring of river levels.Read more
Non-contact level sensors ensure greater safety in environments endangered by hazardous substances
Disposal of chemicals requires specialized, well thought-out disposal solutions that are in accordance with current standards and ecological responsibility.Read more
VEGAPULS 64 radar level sensor proves its prowess in the LNG/LPG process chain
Before LNG/LPG can be used as an energy source or used in production for the chemical or petrochemical industry, it must be put through a whole series of process steps. These are to remove unwanted elements, such as sulfur and mercury, along with refining it to ensure the quality and calorific requirements are met; prior to compression, transport and subsequent use. Through all these process steps, reliable level measurements are critical for the safe and smooth operation of the plant.Read more
Useful tools for radar level measurement
How does non-contact radar level measurement work?
In radar level measurement, microwaves are transmitted by the antenna system of the radar sensor to the measured product, reflected by the product surface, and received back by the antenna system. The time from emission to reception of the signals is proportional to the level in the vessel.
What are the advantages of radar level measurement?
Non-contact level measurement with radar is characterized by a particularly high measurement accuracy. The measurement is affected neither by fluctuating product properties nor by changing process conditions such as temperature, pressure or intense dust generation. User-friendly adjustment without vessel filling and emptying saves time.
How a radar level sensor converts a signal to a measurementThe integrated electronics converts the measured value into an analogue or digital signal for transmission. This signal can be used for an external display or a process control system. Additional components for Ex separation, overvoltage protection or wireless communication enable a wide range of applications in all industrial sectors.
Radar level measurement with 80 GHz
In 2014, a new radar level sensor for continuous measurement of bulk solids, VEGAPULS 69, was introduced with great success. The higher transmitting frequency of 80 GHz allows considerably better focusing of the emitted signal. In containers and silos with many internal installations, the good focusing helps reduce the influence of microwave noise. VEGAPULS 64, the world's first 80-GHz radar level sensor for liquids, has ushered in a radically new era in radar measurement technology.