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- Published: Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:50
Monitor for Sediment Level Detection
BinMaster Level Controls offers a new vibrating rod for sediment level detection designed to measure the level of solid material that has settled in a tank containing liquids. It is used to detect when a layer of solid material reaches a specific level in a tank.
The vibrating rod vibrates in water and then stops vibrating when the solid material reaches the level of the probe. When wired to a horn or alarm panel, personnel are alerted when the sediment has reached the probe and the sediment needs to be removed from the tank.
The BinMaster vibrating rod for sediment level detection comes in two different models. The VR-21 SED is the standard model with a 7.37-in. insertion length and is recommended for use on the tank wall. The VR-41 SED model is a rigid extended vibrating rod for top mounting applications and is custom made with extensions from 13-in. up to 13-ft. long, dependent on the needs of the application.
Applications include measuring sediment in brine tanks or soak tanks, detecting sand or silt that has settled in tanks at quarries or mines, timely removal of sand and dirt at pumping stations, or measuring manure or compost that have settled in refuse vessels. Alternative uses include detecting the level of materials such as ash, carbon, lime, silt and mud once they have settled under water.
The VR-21 SED and VR-41 SED feature a unique single-rod probe design with a sword-shaped blade that allows material to easily flow by the sensor and settle on the bottom of the tank. These vibrating rods are easy to install, mounting to the vessel via a standard 1-1/2-in. NPT mounting socket and require no calibration.