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80 GHz radar vs. ultrasonic: Non-contact Level Measurement Technology Comparison

04. November
radar vs ultrasonic
When it comes to non-contact continuous level measurement, radar and ultrasonic are two of the most common technologies used. Both technologies are used for similar applications across industries, and both types of devices use similar principles to make a level measurement. However, each technology has varying degrees of success in different applications. This paper will compare and contrast 80 GHz radar sensors with ultrasonic transmitters for liquid and solid level measurements.

Preventing oil storage tank overfill hazards with a more reliable high level alarm: Application of the Month

01. November
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Floating roof tanks are widely used at refineries everywhere, and spills in these vessels are not only costly, they’re also an environmental hazard. Fortunately, mitigating overfill risks is simplified by using a radar level sensor with an electronic output connected to a high level alarm, and in this application, the VEGAPULS 64 is the ideal radar sensor for the job.

Site visit to Shoreham Port

27. September
Shoreham Port overview
VEG Trainee, Anna, visit Shoreham Port to see our VEGA non-contact water radars at work for a sump level measurement application. Find out about her visit and other applications in the harbour.

VEGAPULS 69 level sensor secures coal supply in an Indonesian power plant

19. September
Like hardly any other country, Indonesia has committed itself to an ambitious programme for expanding its energy reserves. Coal-fired power plants are playing an important role in this effort. And level measurement technology from VEGA is making sure that the coal bunkers in these plants never run empty.

VEGAPULS 69 radar level sensor measures the level of wood chips in a bunker

30. August
To be able to respond to increased demand, large bunker storage capacities are necessary.
Biomass bunkers can take on huge dimensions. In order to accurately determine the volumes of stored biomass, VEGA sensors are being used to measure not only vertically, but also horizontally. This is how one of Italy's largest biomass plants is reliably supplied with "fuel".

Biomass level mesurement: Stockpile profiling and measurement of wood pellets

22. August
Biomass level measurement warehouse
Heavy dust and deposits, abrasion and filling noise? These conditions were given at a power station in Belgium. Nevertheless two VEGAPULS 68 are able to give reliable measuring results.

VEGAPULS 69 radar sensor measures the level reliably in small dosing vessels

12. August
In the production of dog food pellets, the manufacturer struggled constantly with an unreliable measuring point. After several different measuring principles failed, a breakthrough was achieved with 80-GHz radar level measurement technology.

Measuring water level of Earth’s largest lakes: Application of the Month

05. August
How do you monitor water levels of the biggest inland freshwater lakes in the world? All it takes is two countries working together with the most reliable radar available.

Using radar for better pump control in a sticky situation

16. July
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Water and oil – including vegetable oil – don’t mix. That couldn’t have been more clear for maintenance technicians at a large agroindustrial plant outside of Mexico City that produces vegetable oil. The vegetable oil goes on to be used for a variety of purposes like frying, baking, cooking, and even pharmaceutical applications.

Effective level control in milk of lime mixing vessel

09. July
British Sugar processes around 8 million tonnes of sugar beet a year. The sugar process requires a precise lime-water mixture to ensure high-quality sugar juice purification. A VEGAPULS 64 at the Newark site ensures reliable level measurement at the lime milk silo.
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