Magnetrol aims radar double punch at level control issues
14 Feb 2017
From very light hydrocarbons to water-based media, Magnetrol’s Eclipse 706 guided wave radar and Pulsar R96 non-contact radar transmitters handle a wide range of processing applications.
Radar technology has revolutionised level measurement in a variety of process industries, says the company, particularly since the introduction of 4-20mA loop powered, radar-based transmitters in the 1990s.
Both guided wave radar and non-contact radar have the same general principle of operation (microwave time of flight) and no moving parts.
As a result, users can retrofit these radar transmitters into various process applications and see improvements in efficiency and accuracy, says Magnetrol.
This can be effective in applications that use these technologies:
DPs, due to SG shifts, installation cost, and leak points
Buoyancy, due to SG shifts, moving parts, calibration issues, and cost
RF Capacitance, due to cumbersome calibration, dielectric shifts, and coating issues
Ultrasonics, due to vapor effects, turbulence, and foam