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Advanced Level Instrumentation for Any Application

Advanced Level Instrumentation for Any Application

The term industrial level measurement refers to essential measurements taken at an industrial site, manufacturing plant, processing facility, or large building requiring monitoring the level of fluids in tanks, silos, bins, pipes, or other vessels. Many industrial level transmitter and switch technologies are available depending on what kind of industry or manufacturing process is measured. 


Industrial level measurement is crucial because it helps maintain and improve a product's quality efficiently and safely, with fewer environmental concerns.


For example, to maintain a product's quality, the measurement determines the weight or volume of ingredients or whether or not a particular production process produces an acceptable level of defect-free products. Level measurement provides continuous improvement by using feedback from transmitters and switches to make changes in production processes and equipment. Industrial level measurement is crucial because it helps to maintain and improve the quality of the product. Level measurement applies to many industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and food production.


Industrial level measurement is essential for ensuring the safety of people working in plants, factories, and other industrial settings. 


Industrial level measurement systems monitor and control industrial processes to ensure they run smoothly and safely. Level transmitters and switches are commonplace at companies that produce chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other substances that need special attention and care. Overfilling or underfilling could affect the health and welfare of workers and communities.


Industrial level measurement is essential for protecting the environment from spills and leaks of hazardous material. 


Many times the detection of a leak of hazardous material at an industrial plant cannot be done by a human being with the naked eye. Industrial level measurement is necessary to detect the possibility of dangerous environmental materials escaping into the surrounding area, ensuring that they do not seep into water sources and contaminate them.


Siemens level switches and transmitters are arguably the most advanced on the market, improving product quality, plant safety, and environmental protection. 


The Siemens approach of capacitance technology creates an appropriate level measurement method for state-of-the-art processes. These three unique features in Siemens technology support this:


  1. Inverse frequency shift applies to all Siemens capacitance instruments - a small level change creates a significant difference in frequency, providing better resolution.
  2. Active Shield for the high-end switches and continuous transmitters - Ignores process connection interference, thereby significantly improving the ability to detect the presence or absence of materials with very low dielectric constants.
  3. Sensitive Tip applied to Siemens standard point level switches - sensor Tip does not see the build-up at the process connection.


Additional features are included in level controllers like the SITRANS LT500 HydroRanger with features that improve processes, ensure safety and help the environment.


  • Wall cling reduction: Extends maintenance intervals and prevents detection of false level readings (caused by the fat ring) that can lead to messy spills.
  • Pump run-on: Runs pumps beyond their "off' setpoint for a short period to reduce sediment accumulation.
  • Pump exercise: Runs pumps if they have been inactive for some time.
  • Time to spill: Calculates the remaining time while filling/emptying before reaching an overspill/empty condition (set the time according to the application's critical condition).
  • Pump interlock: Removes a pump from rotation (by digital input). If a pump fails to start, the event is stamped and logged.
  • Pumped volume: Calculated by rate estimation or pump cycle.
  • Pump energy savings: Five peak periods supported.

For more information on Siemens level instrumentation, contact Ives Equipment. Call 610-768-1600 or visit https://ivesequipment.com.