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Styrofoam silo

Level measurement and point level detection in Styrofoam silos

Level measurement and point level detection in Styrofoam silos

Process data

Measuring task:
Level measurement and point level detection
Measuring point:
Measuring range up to:
25 m
Process temperature:
-40 … +50 °C
Process pressure:
0 … 0 bar
Special challenges:
Extremely low bulk density


In the manufacture of stucco with special insulating properties, Styrofoam is also added to the traditional sand, lime and cement mixture. With a bulk density of only a few grams per litre, Styrofoam balls are extremely light and therefore very difficult to measure. For cost-effective storage, reliable level measurement and point level detection are required.

Your benefit

Reliable volume measurement of very lightweight media
Cost effective
Optimal use of storage capacity
User friendly
Maintenance-free operation

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Level and pressure instrumentation for the aggregates and mining industry