Reliable level measurement in hydro cyclone application

Real time and reliable level signal under extreme conditions in the hydro cyclone

Reliably measuring the lime milk level in the hydro cyclone requires high performance instrumentation which increases the availability of the process measurement without the needs of maintenance.

Reliable level measurement in hydro cyclone ©Endress+Hauser

Result

  • Secure and reliable operation under extreme conditions with accurate measurement

The challenges

Reliably measuring the lime milk level increases the availability of the hydro cyclone process. It poses four main application challenges

  • Process temperature of 60 °C with vapour & heavy condensation

  • Narrow installation: Hydro cyclone tank has agitator and few vertical blades

  • Small measuring range of 2m

  • Turbulence surface

Solution

W-band 80GHz FMCW radar technology offers maximum reliability due to improved algorithms and small beam angle. It also possesses the smart sensor functionality Heartbeat Technology.

Micropilot FMR62 mounted directly at the top

Measures independently from

  • density or bulk weight

  • conductivity

  • dielectric constant

  • temperature and dust

Benefits

  • Reduction of engineering effort due to improved signal algorithm and small beam angle, particularly in vessels with many internal fittings

  • Heartbeat Technology for cost-effective and safe plant operation during the entire life cycle

  • HistoROM configuration memory makes for easier commissioning, maintenance and diagnostics