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Level measurements in the deep fryer without the mess

26. February
Operating large, industrial fryers relies on a single level measurement made in a small side chamber using a non-contact 80 GHz radar.
Level measurements in large industrial fryers have traditionally been made using contact technology. More and more food processing facilities are finding more success with non-contact 80 GHz radar.

Getting an accurate level measurement in vessels of hotel soap

21. February
A sudsy bar of soap.
If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel and used one of those tiny bars of soap, chances are that soap was made in a plant in Northern Mississippi. Making the soap is a hot, sticky process and getting an accurate level measurement inside the tanks is no easy task.

VEGAPULS 64 monitors the level in chocolate cream tanks. The perfect melt.

12. February
The production facility of Socado S.r.l., near Verona, Italy, is the El Dorado of all chocolate addicts. Here, the company produces chocolate bars and filled chocolates for direct consumption, and they also create products that require further processing, like chocolate blocks for the confectionery industry and many kinds of cocoa, milk and hazelnut based spreads.

Compact radar sensors deliver reliable level values independently of process and environmental influences

11. February
Radar is the better ultrasonic under any kind of process or environmental conditions

Radiometric Measurements and X-Ray Interference

10. February
X-ray interference with radiometric, or nuclear, instrumentation is a serious problem that can result in measurement errors and permanent damage to detectors. This white paper discusses users’ options for preventing errors, avoiding damage, and continuing to measure during X-ray interference events.

New compact radar level instruments defy buildup to deliver reliable measurement

16. January
Even in applications with heavy buildup, radar is the better ultrasonic.

Debottlenecking the throughput with VEGAPULS 69

12. December 2019
Radar level transmitter VEGAPULS 69 ensures efficiency in major iron ore mining operation for a more reliable material flow and a better process coordination.

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

04. November 2019
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 2019
Top of a VEGAPULS 64 mounted near the edge of an oil storage tank
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.

The three R’s of radiometric measurements

08. October 2019
Illustration of VEGA radiometric device measuring liquid in a tank
The process automation industry has been using radiometric technology to make measurements for well over half a century now. The process automation industry has been using radiometric technology to make measurements for well over half a century now.
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