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    • 22 Mar 2017

    Level Switch Diagnostics for Remote Proof Testing and Instrument Health

    Many of the “things” in the Industrial Internet of Things are the sensors that measure not only operating, but also safety-, reliability- and efficiency-related parameters from a manufacturing and production facility. In a Process Industry Informer article, Enhanced Diagnostics Help To Ensure Reliable Level Monitoring , Emerson’s Marianne Williams shares how technology advancements in vibrating fork...
    • 21 Mar 2017

    Remote and Continuous Tank Floating Roof Monitoring

    As oil & gas supplies continue to exceed demand and the need to store crude oil, natural gas liquids and other petroleum-based products increases, storage tanks remain critical elements in the global supply chain. In a Tank Storage magazine article, Stay Afloat Using Radar Technology , Emerson’s Ulf Johannesson describes how radar technology is used to improve safe and reliable operation on storage tanks...
    • 21 Feb 2017

    Solving stringent insurer safety requirements

    A waste treatment specialist company in France was using differential pressure (DP) transmitters to measure and control the level within their two steam drums. However, after a recent review, the plant’s insurers were concerned that if the DCS was to fail, the DP measurement would be lost and there would be no way of knowing the level within the steam drum. This could lead to the steam drum running dry, or rising...
    • 7 Feb 2017

    Level measurement in challenging applications

    When a multinational energy company needed redundant level measurement for their depropanizer tower tray measurement, they chose the Rosemount 5300 Guided Wave Radar due to its reliability and stability in their challenging application. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2kgn5xk
    • 2 Feb 2017

    Remote proof-testing and advanced diagnostics with the new Rosemount wired HART level detector

    In response to our customers’ needs we have launched the world’s first wired HART vibrating fork level detector. The Rosemount™ 2140 features remote proof-testing capability and advanced diagnostics to help improve safety and increase process availability. Designed for ease-of-use the device provides reliable level detection while helping increase safety and efficiency of both plant and workers. Read...
    • 4 Jan 2017

    Reliable Level Measurement for Marine Vessel Tanks

    Measure tank levels can be challenging based on many factors including liquid composition, tank geometry, fill/empty rates, etc. And, if measuring levels on marine vessel tanks, there is added complexity with this non-stationary environment. I saw a LinkedIn post from Emerson’s Bert Konings about the complexities of level measurements in marine environments. In it, he pointed to this 5:26 YouTube video, Reliability...
    • 13 Dec 2016

    Solids Level Measurement Technology Selection Considerations

    Solids, unlike liquids, can have an uneven surface, making level measurement very difficult. In a Control Engineering magazine article, How to choose the right level instrument for applications , Emerson’s Lydia Miller shares tips on selecting the right level measurement technology for your application. Three primary factors you must consider include: Specific material characteristics Installation considerations...
    • 14 Oct 2016

    Non-Contacting Radar Level Measurement Frequency Tradeoffs

    Microwaves have many uses including communications, navigation, radar, radio astronomy, heating and power, and spectroscopy to name a few. For instrumentation and automation, radar level measurement works by emitting microwaves to measure distance. The first radar level measurement system was installed on a commercial oil tanker in 1976. Today, the technology has advanced to measure levels in tanks and vessels with...
    • 11 Oct 2016

    Radar frequencies: dispelling the myths

    Radar level transmitters on the market use different microwave frequencies – so which one is best? Laws of physics make “the best choice” vary depending on specific application challenges. Read more about the pros and cons of the various microwave frequencies from a level measurement perspective in our new white paper. http://bit.ly/radarfrequenciesNEW
    • 29 Aug 2016

    Measuring Cement Storage Silo Level and Volume Reliably

    The cement-making process involves quarrying raw materials such as limestone, sand and clay and then crushing these materials and others into small pieces in a series of stages. Rotary cement kilns heat these materials along other materials such as iron ore or fly ash. The high heat removes elements that are turned into gasses and the materials left are cooled and ground up with small amounts of gypsum and limestone added...