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Radar Sensor for Pitch Level Measurement

10/07/2016 4:45 PM

I am using an endress and hauser micropilot M for a tank level measurement of pitch product. my level transmitter keeps fluctuating in levels and the pitch fumes keeps damping on the sensor. is this device really suitable for pitch level measurement and how best can i calibrate or maintain it to give me accurate results without false invalid measure. Thank you

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Re: radar sensor for pitch level measurement

10/07/2016 4:54 PM

Get rid of the micropilot M and get an ultrasonic level sensor.

Problem solved!

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Re: radar sensor for pitch level measurement

10/07/2016 6:00 PM

Thank you but the ultrasonic structure and principle is just almost same as the micropilot radar. they are both non contacting and uses time of flight. i will be glad to know the difference and advantages of ultrasonic over radar. Both does same i think. this is ok with other liquids but pitch fumes affects effective measurement here

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Re: radar sensor for pitch level measurement

10/07/2016 6:09 PM

Fumes are the problem.

Consult the literature to confirm what I have said.

I am not an instrumentation specialist, and I did not Stay in a Holiday Inn last night.

I gave you my opinion.

I could be a raving lunatic for all you know.

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Re: radar sensor for pitch level measurement

10/07/2016 9:16 PM

Leading with your chin again?

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Re: radar sensor for pitch level measurement

10/07/2016 9:27 PM

Again?

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Re: Radar Sensor for Pitch Level Measurement

10/08/2016 2:13 AM

You could put the tank on weigh cells instead.

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Re: Radar Sensor for Pitch Level Measurement

10/08/2016 5:31 AM

Good answer. We use load cells for those "dificult" things like powdered lime where the contents may not even be level within the container as it empties.

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