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How to choose ultrasonic level meter and radar level meter

How to choose ultrasonic level meter and radar level meter

2022-04-28

Under many operating conditions, ultrasonic level meter and radar level meter are commonly used. Some users are very entangled in the choice of these two level meter and do not know how to choose. Today, let's talk about the principles and selection principles of these two types of level meter .


Principle and selection principle of ultrasonic level meter

Working principle: The ultrasonic pulse probe emits a beam of ultrasonic pulses to the measured medium, and the sound wave is reflected by the liquid surface. The distance between the liquid levels is measured by measuring the time difference between the emission and reflection of the sound waves. Since the ultrasonic level gauge is not a liquid, it can be used to measure corrosive, non-volatile and non-foaming places.


Selection principle:

 

① For the continuous measurement of corrosive, high viscosity, flammable and toxic liquids, liquid-liquid interface and solid-liquid interface that are difficult to measure by ordinary liquid level meter , ultrasonic level meter  should be selected, but should not be used in occasions with large liquid level fluctuations .

② Ultrasonic level meter  are suitable for measuring media that can fully reflect and transmit sound waves, but should not be used in vacuum.

③ The ultrasonic flow meter should not be used in process equipment where internal obstacles affect the propagation of sound waves.

④ For the ultrasonic instrument that continuously measures the liquid level, when the temperature of the liquid to be measured changes greatly, the change of the propagation speed of the sound wave should be compensated.

⑤ The connecting cable between the detector and the converter should take anti-electromagnetic interference measures.

⑥ The structure of the ultrasonic level sensor should be determined according to the process requirements and on-site working conditions.

 

The principle and selection principle of radar level meter

 

Working principle: Working principle of radar level gauge: UHF electromagnetic waves are transmitted to the liquid level of the container under test through the cable or antenna. When the electromagnetic wave touches the liquid level and is reflected back, the instrument detects the time difference between the initial wave and the echo, thereby calculating the liquid level height.


Selection principle:

① Select guided wave radar or airborne radar according to the dielectric constant and measurement length of the measured medium.

② When the distance between the liquid level of the measured medium and the electromagnetic wave transmitter is less than 4m, the guided wave radar is selected.

③ If the distance between the liquid level of the measured medium and the electromagnetic wave transmitter is greater than 4m and less than 35m, select the guided wave radar with the guided wave cable.

④ When the distance between the liquid level of the measuring medium and the electromagnetic wave transmitter is greater than 35m, or when the liquid level of the measuring medium is high temperature, high viscosity or solid liquid level, the air-shooting radar should be selected.

⑤ The installation of the liquid level gauge should be away from the inlet, outlet, eddy current or protrusions on the inner wall to avoid the interference of electromagnetic waves and affect the measurement.

⑥ When installing the guided wave radar, make sure that the diameter of the short pipe at the flange connection is greater than the height of the short pipe, otherwise the cable will contact the short pipe wall due to shaking, and the liquid level cannot be measured accurately.


How to choose a model, in the final analysis, you still need to understand your own working conditions and the characteristics of different instruments, and judge whether the two match, so that you can get twice the result with half the effort.Want to know about ultrasonic flow meter advantages and disadvantages, click here.


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