And the final design engineering of the UMS channel would not have been possible without the latest developments in radar level measurement technology.
To determine the filling levels, a radar sensor was needed that is small and, above all, measures all the way to the bottom of the channel. Until recently there was no instrument suitable for this task. Due to its very compact design, VEGAPULS 64
fitted perfectly into the system. And when it comes to water resistance, the sensor has a high rating: IP 68. Thanks to its light weight, the Venturi channel is easy to position, clamp in place, and make ready for immediate use. There are no problems such as backwater, as is common in magnetic-inductive flow measurement, or leakage through sealing pads.
The measurement flumes can be installed very quickly, which facilitates work tremendously when measuring foreign water ingress. UMS therefore decided to acquire multiple systems at the same time in order to detect foreign water ingress in a systematic manner.