Municipal Lime Powder Silo Radar Level Measurement

 Municipal Lime Powder Silo Radar Level Transmitter

Municipal Lime Powder Silo Radar Level Sensor

When a Mississippi municipality needed reliable level measurement of their caustic lime silos, they turned to Flowline. Lime powder is added to mix tanks, slaked into slurry batches and applied in pH neutralization and coagulation. This is their most used chemical and the water treatment plant shuts down without it. Lime powder is difficult to measure as it’s very dusty and it quickly coats everything in the silos. Plant operators were dissatisfied with a different radar level sensor brand, because those sensors required frequent removal and cleaning. For this reason, Flowline suggested the use of our radar sensors with high power parabolic antennas that are unaffected by buildup, and ideal for dusty lime silo applications. The radar sensors provide continuous level data to the SCADA which monitors the silos and alarms for lime replenishment. Flowline is reliable level measurement.