Raw material silo in the ethanol plant

Level measurement and point level detection in the grain silo

Level measurement and point level detection in the grain silo

Process data

Measuring task:
Level measurement and point level detection
Measuring point:
Measuring range up to:
20 m
Grain, sugar cane, sugar beet
Process temperature:
0 … +40 °C
Process pressure:
0 … 0 bar
Special challenges:
Dust and noise during filling, material cone (angle of repose), changing measurement characteristics of the product


Ethanol is an additive used in gasoline. Through the use of renewable resources, the CO2 emission of fuels is significantly improved and the consumption of crude oil reduced. In modern ethanol plants, raw materials such as grain, sugar cane or sugar beet are processed into alcohol and ethanol. The resulting by-products and residues are also completely utilized. The different types of grain used for ethanol production are stored in silos more than 20 m high. Reliable silo level measurement is essential to ensure continuous production supply is maintained.

Your benefit

Reliable level measurement for trouble-free operation of the raw material stocks
Cost effective
Complete utilising of the silo without mechanical overload
User friendly
Easy installation in the container roof with exact alignment for optimum measurement accuracy

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