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Chemicals distribution 4.0 – Digital transparency through VEGA sensors and VEGA Inventory System

11. June
Acid storage tanks.
For Brenntag, a company that offers complete solutions as well as individual chemical products, it is vitally important to be able to monitor all chemical stocks at all times. With VEGA Inventory System, VEGA sensors on tanks and silos can communicate directly with on-site logistics and company headquarters. The automated flow of information, with its digital transparency, offers advantages for the entire supply chain: providing timely information for the supplier and security of supply for the customer.

Preventing overflows in fly ash silos: Application of the Month

05. June
fly ash silo
Safely storing fly ash is a matter of safety and air quality, which is why it’s heavily regulated by government entities. Having an overflow or a spill can be a big problem, which is why having a reliable and accurate level measurement is so important.

A long-term relationship, through reliable level and pressure measurement

27. May
Sensors in the production and storage tanks measure level and pressure
The fruit processing company VOG PRODUCTS ensures high quality in its processing of fruit into concentrates, puree and flavourings. For many years now, the company has relied on over 250 dependable VEGA level and pressure measuring instruments to monitor its production and storage tanks.

Soybeans keep flowing with the VEGAMIP microwave barrier switch

21. May
soybean food grain manufacturing plant
Soybeans are big business in the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates world soybean production in the 2019/2020 market year will be near 355 million metric tons, and the United States is forecast to produce about a third of it. Most of those soybeans are destined for a processing plant where they’re turned into soybean oil for food companies or soybean meal for animal feed processors. Read about VEGA's products that keep the soybeans flowing in this article.

Radiometric mass flow measurement ensures precision charging in lime works

17. May
The non-contact WEIGHTRAC 31 is ideal for harsh operating conditions and can also be relatively easily retrofitted to a conveyor belt.

Level Measurement 101: Understanding Differential Pressure

15. May
Differential pressure
This article will focus solely on how differential pressure is used to calculate a liquid level measurement in pressurized tanks. Advantages, limitations, and common industrial applications for differential pressure will be discussed.

Guided radar sensor VEGAFLEX steams ahead to ensure efficient process heat supply

09. May
Guided radar sensor and vibrating level switch for reliable level measurement and redundant monitoring of high and low water level in the steam boiler

Finding the optimum level in coke drums: Application of the month

02. May
Coke drum
The delayed coking unit is arguably one of the most important applications in a refinery, and maximizing its efficiency with accurate and reliable level measurements gives operators the ability to safely increase throughput and minimize downtime. Since this is a volatile process in a large vessel with thick walls, radiometric instrumentation has been proven to be the best solution.

A case for IIoT’s future in supply chain management

25. April
The VEGA Inventory System can help improve supply chain management efficiency.
The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is being proclaimed as the next big thing in industrial automation. The technology brings together sensors, analytics, data storage, and people. Smart and imaginative industry professionals are just beginning to scratch the surface of improving inventory management using IIoT.

The level sensor VEGAPULS 64 secures the raw material supply in the cosmetics industry

23. April
Whether confronted by installations such as agitators, adhesive media or extreme conditions such as SIP and CIP processes: the 80-GHz level sensor VEGAPULS 64 always delivers reliable measured values from the tanks and silos of the cosmetics industry.
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Security in every application

Every industry places very specific requirements on the measurement technology it uses. VEGA sensors reliably fulfil the most demanding measuring tasks.