Guided wave radar measures liquid levels in tanks, standpipes & separators

Mike Edwards   

Products BinMaster guided wave radar sensors

The GWR-3000 guided wave radar from BinMaster is suited for types of liquids that include those with steam, vapour, foam, condensation or those prone to residual buildup.

The BinMaster unit is suitable for continuous level measurement in storage vessels, standpipes, or separators, tank metering at tank farms, and interface measurement to detect separation layers. It is appropriate for use in water, wastewater, oils, fuels, and many chemicals.

The product is customized for each vessel. It is offered with plastic, aluminum, or stainless-steel housings and with either a cable or rod customized to a specific length. Both 2-wire 4-20 mA or 4-wire 4-20 mA and Modbus output options make it compatible with existing systems.

To meet hazardous location requirements, it is available with a variety of CSA and FM approvals, or can be used in ordinary locations. Flat and angled mounting plates, a variety of flange sizes, and 1.5 and 2 in. NPT mounting options make the sensor adaptable to most any vessel.

The sensors are said to be easily programmed using a BinDisc module. On-site and remote monitoring can be done using the company’s BinView software on a phone, tablet or PC. It can also be connected to an existing PLC and control room. For convenient access throughout the plant, digital panel meters provide local data access via a push-button display that is highly visible is in bright light, fog or dust, the company says.

The sensors can be applied in liquid storage tanks containing ammonia, bitumen or liquefied gas, ethanol, anhydrous ammonia, and many other types of fuels, oils, or chemicals. The device is also for use in water separators in steel mills, chemical or food plants, waste transfer facilities, industrial wastewater treatment systems, metal recyclers, and flavoring and fragrance.

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