Foamy Wastewater Bulk Tank Radar Level Measurement

Foamy Wastewater Bulk Tank Radar Liquid Level Sensor
Foamy Wastewater Bulk Tank Radar Liquid Level Transmitter

When a Wisconsin food manufacturer needed reliable level measurement of their wastewater storage tanks, they turned to Flowline. The firm produces a variety of flavored cream powders that are used in coffee, tea and food products. Their process removes the water from milk, turns that into pasteurized cream, and then dries what’s left into powder. The resulting waste stream with fine powder and floating curds is pumped into two storage tanks. There the operators had ongoing level sensor failures, including pressure sensors that would clog with powder and ultrasonic sensors that would measure intermittently due to foam. For these reasons, Flowline suggested our non-contact radar sensors that are unaffected by foam. The radar sensors provide reliable level data to the PLC, which monitors the tanks and controls the waste transfer and treatment process. Flowline is reliable level measurement.