Soda & Calcium Carbonate Silo Radar Level Measurement

Soda & Calcium Carbonate Silo Radar Level Transmitter

Soda & Calcium Carbonate Silo Radar Level Sensor

When an East Coast glass manufacturer needed reliable level measurement of their solid’s storage silos, they turned to Flowline. Glass is comprised of silica, soda ash and calcium carbonate, and these materials are inventoried in nine silos. At the base of each silo are double hoppers that dispense to conveyors that feed production. There the plant operator stated that the past bob type mechanical level sensors would often entangle with the hopper structures and were deemed unreliable. Hence his team had to regularly climb the silos to verify the levels and un-stick the sensors. For this reason, Flowline suggested our non-contact radar sensors with narrow beams that reliably measure well into the hoppers. Upon successful test and validation, eight more radar sensors were installed. The radar sensors provide reliable level data to the indicators, which display the inventories and alarm for replenishment. Flowline is reliable level measurement.