Rosemount 1208 level and flow transmitter series claims ease-of-use and measurement performance of ultrasonic and hydrostatic devices.
WD News: Emerson has introduced the non-contacting radar transmitters to help increase the operational efficiency of water, wastewater and process industry utility applications.
Operators in the water and wastewater, food and beverage, chemical and other process industries often deploy ultrasonic and hydrostatic devices for water monitoring applications when radar transmitters are considered too expensive, bulky or complex. The Rosemount 1208 is a new alternative, featuring 80 GHz fast-sweep Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology on a single electronic chip, which delivers measurement within a compact and cost-effective device for applications with space constraints or compliance requirements, such as water applications.
Unlike ultrasonic and hydrostatic devices, the measurement accuracy and reliability of the Rosemount 1208 line is unaffected by most process conditions, including condensation and variations in pressure, temperature and density. By using fast-sweep FMCW technology and advanced algorithms, the new transmitter family can collect up to 40 times more information than legacy radar devices. This provides level measurement accuracy of ± 0.08” (2 mm) at a range of 49 ft (15 m), helping organisations optimise processes and comply with environmental requirements. In addition, the non-contacting design has no moving parts or calibration requirements, creating a virtually maintenance-free device that minimises manual procedures and delivers long-term performance and reliability.
“Improved monitoring within water, wastewater and process industry utility applications is essential to help optimise processes and create operational efficiency improvements,” said Felix Johansson, Associate Solutions Manager for Radar Level Business at Emerson.
Source & image courtesy: Emerson