Ensuring Continuous Level Measurement of Bulk Solids

The VEGAPULS 69 is designed with the specific aim of the level measurement of bulk solids. Even in conditions where a lot of dust prevails, its readings are always precise, with no adverse impacts on accuracy despite dust in the silo or buildup on the antenna. What’s more, this radar sensor also features unrivaled focusing at a frequency of 80 GHz

Focusing on the Essentials

Operating with a transmission frequency of 80 GHz, VEGAPULS 69 is equipped with an antenna aperture of 75 mm. Thus, it achieves a beam angle of just 4°, ensuring more accurate and reliable measurement. The focused 80 GHz beam essentially avoids any internal installations and buildup on the vessel wall.

Excellent signal focusing allows use even in confined spaces.

Excellent signal focusing allows use even in confined spaces.

A radar beam with 26 GHz also reflects from fixtures, struts and buildup. A radar beam with 80 GHz reflects only from the measured medium.

A radar beam with 26 GHz also reflects from fixtures, struts and buildup. A radar beam with 80 GHz reflects only from the measured medium.

Key Benefits

  • Higher measurement certainty over the entire measuring range due to improved focusing
  • Setup and commissioning is considerably easier and more user-friendly, due to better focusing

Detecting Extremely Small Signals With High Reliability

VEGAPULS 69 sets new standards and it can measure even the minutest of reflected signals, thanks to its large dynamic range. This enables an enhanced measurement certainty and reliability for media that have good reflective properties – such as coal, ore or rocks.

Key Benefits

  • Broader range of applications for all bulk solids, irrespective of their reflective properties
  • Universal measurement method, due to the large dynamic range

Performance Reserves Included

The measuring range indicates the performance capability of the entire system. Thus, over the entire measuring range, due to its particularly good signal focusing and high dynamic range.

Key Benefits

  • High performance over the measurement of small ranges
  • Ideal for very high tanks or silos
  • Up to 120 m for level or distance measurement

Applications

Cement Silo

Level and pressure measurement and point level detection in cement silos

The cement is stored in tall silos prior to further processing. The cement is then transported both in and out of the silo via the process of pneumatic conveying. The product’s efficient storage and transport is enabled by accurate level measurement and point level detection, as well as the monitoring of the pneumatic conveying system pressure.

Reliable

Continuous supply of raw material enables by reliable measurement

Cost effective

Continuous production enabled by optimal stocks

User friendly

Operation that is maintenance-free

Silos for Bulk Solids

Level measurement and point level detection in silos

In the chemical industry, a range of bulk solids are produced or used as raw materials. Many factors must be taken into consideration to ensure measurement of silo contents that is reliable, such as: varying bulk densities, abrasive properties, dust generation and the requirements of protecting against explosions. Implementing the most suitable level sensors ensures optimal production planning and reliable logistics with regards to the finished products.

Reliable

Reliable measurement, irrespective of media properties and container geometry

Cost effective

Maintenance-free operation

User friendly

Universal applicability for almost all bulk solids

Grain Silo

Level measurement and point level detection in the grain silo

Malt houses store barley in silos up to 20 meters high before the process into malt for the production of beer. Filling of the silos generates a vast amount of dust and constant changes in the material cone geometry during the filling and emptying process.

A reliable indication of the level ensures the smooth operation by sending signals that correspond to the level or possible limit levels of the grain.

Reliable

Reliable measurement irrespective of the medium

Cost effective

Enhanced utilization of silo capacity and product through reliable measurement

User friendly

Simple calibration

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by VEGA.

For more information on this source, please visit VEGA.

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