The new VEGAPULS 64 from VEGA Grieshaber KG is the first radar level sensor on the market for liquids that measures at a frequency of 80 GHz, providing unrivalled focus for more flexibility in the chemical industry.
But engineers everywhere, including those in technical centres and pilot installations, have run up against limits when they have tried to use radar level measurement technology in very small production setups.
Especially factors like the dead band of the sensors, the size and design of the antennas as well as the measurement uncertainty at the tank bottom has often led them to use weighing systems or pressure transmitters instead.
The VEGAPULS 64 is designed with an antenna system integrated directly into the process fitting. Since no antenna protrudes into the vessel, it is possible to measure up to the process fitting itself. This gives greater flexibility because almost all of the container volume can be utilised.
Due to the tightly focused measuring beam – with an antenna diameter of 80mm and a transmission signal with an opening angle of just 3° – using the instrument in tanks with heating coils and agitators has become easier.
Another advantage of VEGAPULS 64 is its larger dynamic range, resulting in higher measurement certainty, especially when there is buildup, condensate, foam or a turbulent liquid surface in the vessel.
In recent years, non-contact radar level measurement technology has taken over many applications in the chemical industry.
The big advantage of radar technology is its immunity to process conditions such as temperature, pressure and density.
With the new VEGAPULS 64, levels can now be measured in applications where the process and structural conditions were previously not suitable for radar.
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