Wood Chip and Pellet Silo Radar Level Transmitter

Wood Chip and Pellet Silo Solids Level Transmitter

Wood Chip and Pellet Silo Solids Level Sensor

When a Gulf Coast wood processing plant needed reliable level measurement of their chip and pellet silos, they turned to Flowline. Harvested logs are stripped, chipped, milled, blended with vegetable oil, and pressed and dried into pellets, prior to rail shipment to power plants, where the pellets are combined with coal and burned. These silos are tall, dusty applications with frequent fill and empty cycles. To improve reliability, the operators wanted to directly replace a vertically installed competitive brand with a gimbal flange installation for increased signal strength. For this reason, Flowline suggested the use of our gimballed solids radar level sensors that work well with chips, pellets or powders in dusty environments with varying angles of repose. The radar sensor provides continuous level data to the PLC, which in turn, monitors the silos and controls the process. Flowline is reliable level measurement.