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Radar

In continuous non-contact level measurement with radar, the sensor sends microwave signals towards the medium from above. The surface of the medium reflects the signals back in the direction of the sensor.

Advantages of the VEGAPULS line include

  • Non-contact level measurement with radar is characterized by high measurement accuracy
  • Measurement is not affected by temperature, pressure or dust
  • User-friendly adjustment saves time

Featured Solutions

  • VEGAPULS-62

    The VEGAPULS 62 is a universally implementable radar sensor for the continuous level measurement of liquids. It is suitable for level measurement in storage containers, reactors and process vessels, even under difficult process conditions. Its wide temperature and pressure range makes project planning simple. With its various antenna versions and materials, VEGAPULS 62 is the optimal solution for almost all applications and processes.

    Your benefit

    • Exact measuring results independent of pressure, temperature, gas and steam
    • High plant availability, because wear and maintenance-free
    • Maintenance-free operation through non-contact measuring principle

    Application area

    The extended selection of process fittings and materials allows use in extreme temperature and pressure ranges.

    The universal genius for level measurement of liquids under difficult conditions

    The level transmitter VEGAPULS 62 is used mainly in the chemical and petrochemical industry as well as in environmental engineering and recycling. Difficult process conditions such as extreme temperature or pressure or even vacuum are no problem at all for the level transmitter VEGAPULS 62: The instrument reliably detects the level in storage tanks and process vessels. Thanks to radar technology, the level transmitter detects liquids contactlessly and delivers continuous, highly accurate readings.

    Technical specifications
    Measuring range – Distance
    • 35 m
    Process temperature
    • -196 … 450 °C
    Process pressure
    • -1 … 160 bar
    Accuracy
    • ± 2 mm
    Version
    • for separate horn antenna
    • with ½” standpipe
    • with horn antenna ø 40 mm
    • with horn antenna ø 48 mm
    • with horn antenna ø 75 mm
    • with horn antenna ø 95 mm
    • with parabolic antenna ø 245 mm
    Materials, wetted parts
    • 316L
    • Alloy C22 (2.4602)
    • 1.4848
    • Alloy 400 (2.4360)
    • Tantalum
    Threaded connection
    • G1½, 1½ NPT
    Flange connection
    • ≥ DN50, ≥ 2″
    Seal material
    • FKM
    • FFKM
    • graphit and ceramic
    Housing material
    • Plastic
    • Aluminium
    • Stainless steel (precision casting)
    • Stainless steel (electropolished)
    Protection rating
    • IP66/IP68 (0,2 bar)
    • IP66/IP67
    • IP66/IP68 (1 bar)
    Output
    • Profibus PA
    • Foundation Fieldbus
    • 4 … 20 mA/HART – two-wire
    • Modbus
    • 4 … 20 mA/HART – four-wire
    Ambient temperature
    • -40 … 80 °C

    Learn more about Radars available at BBP.

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  • VEGAPULS-63

    The VEGAPULS 63 is a radar sensor for continuous level measurement of aggressive liquids or with hygienic requirements. It is suitable for applications in storage tanks, process vessels, dosing vessels and reactors. The encapsulated antenna system of VEGAPULS 63 protects the VEGAPULS 63 against pollution and ensures a maintenance-free permanent operation. The front-flush mounting ensures an optimum cleanability even with high hygienic requirements.

    Your benefit

    • Exact measuring results independent of process conditions
    • High plant availability, because wear and maintenance-free
    • Maintenance-free operation through non-contact measuring principle

    Application area

    The front-flush mounting of the encapsulated antenna system ensures optimum cleaning even with strict hygienic requirements.

    Level measurement of aggressive liquids under difficult process conditions – especially hygienic and chemically stable

    The level indicator VEGAPULS 63 is ideal for level measurement in the chemical industry as well as in the food processing and pharmaceutical sector. The level indicator can be used wherever aggressive liquids are handled or rigorous hygiene is required in the process.

    Technical specifications
    Measuring range – Distance
    • 35 m
    Process temperature
    • -196 … 200 °C
    Process pressure
    • -1 … 16 bar
    Accuracy
    • ± 2 mm
    Version
    • hygienically encapsulated horn antenna
    Materials, wetted parts
    • PFA
    • PTFE
    • 316L
    • TFM-PCTFE
    • TFM-PTFE
    Flange connection
    • ≥ DN50, ≥ 2″
    Hygenic fittings
    • Clamp ≥ 2″, DN50 – DIN32676, ISO2852
    • Slotted nut ≥ 2″, DN50 – DIN 11851
    • Varivent ≥ DN25
    • hygienic fitting with tension flange DN32
    • hygienic fitting F40 with compression nut
    • Hygienic screw connections ≥ DN50 tube ø53 – DIN11864-1-A
    • Hygienice flange connection ≥ DN50 DIN11864-2
    • Hygienic clamp connection ≥ DN50 pipe Ø53 – DIN11864-3-A
    • DRD connection ø 65 mm
    • SMS 1145 DN51
    Housing material
    • Plastic
    • Aluminium
    • Stainless steel (precision casting)
    • Stainless steel (electropolished)
    Protection rating
    • IP66/IP68 (0,2 bar)
    • IP66/IP67
    • IP66/IP68 (1 bar)
    Output
    • Profibus PA
    • Foundation Fieldbus
    • 4 … 20 mA/HART – two-wire
    • Modbus
    • 4 … 20 mA/HART – four-wire
    Ambient temperature
    • -40 … 80 °C

    Learn about Radars available at BBP.

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  • VEGAPULS-64

    The VEGAPULS 64 is a radar sensor for the continuous level measurement of liquids in storage tanks, dosing and process vessels with different process conditions or hygienic requirements. The small process fittings offer particular advantages in small tanks or tight mounting spaces. Its robust signal focusing capabilities ensure accurate measurements even when used in vessels with many installations such as stirrers and heating spirals.

    Your benefit

    • Exact measuring results independent of process conditions
    • High plant availability, because wear and maintenance-free
    • Maintenance-free operation through non-contact measuring principle

    Application area

    Special advantages are the small process fittings for small tanks or tight spaces. The very good signal focusing allows use in vessels with many internal installations.

    The level sensor for non-contact level measurement of liquids can handle any measuring situation

    With its dynamic range of 120 dB, VEGAPULS 64 measures practically any liquid with great reliability. Its application spectrum ranges from aqueous media to hydrocarbons and liquid gases – regardless of the dielectric constant. Thanks to precise signal focusing, this level transmitter maintains maximum performance in complex liquid processing vessels with agitators or other internal components. And its very small process fittings also make it suitable for compact vessels. The level sensor is ideal for continuous measurement of any liquid in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, in food production, energy generation and water management.

    Technical specifications:
    Measuring range – Distance
    • 30 m
    Process temperature
    • -196 … 200 °C
    Process pressure
    • -1 … 25 bar
    Accuracy
    • ± 1 mm
    Version
    • with plastic horn antenna ø 80 mm
    • Thread with integrated horn antenna
    • Flange with encapsulated antenna system
    • Hygienic fitting with encapsulated antenna system
    Materials, wetted parts
    • PFA
    • PTFE
    • 316L
    • Alloy C22 (2.4602)
    • PEEK
    Threaded connection
    • ≥ G¾, ≥ ¾ NPT
    Flange connection
    • ≥ DN50, ≥ 2″
    Hygenic fittings
    • Clamp ≥ 2″, DN50 – DIN32676, ISO2852
    • Slotted nut ≥ 2″, DN50 – DIN 11851
    • DRD connection ø 65 mm
    • for NEUMO BioControl D50 PN16 / 316L
    Seal material
    • EPDM
    • FKM
    • FFKM
    Housing material
    • Plastic
    • Aluminium
    • Stainless steel (precision casting)
    • Stainless steel (electropolished)
    Protection rating
    • IP66/IP68 (0,2 bar)
    • IP66/IP67
    • IP66/IP68 (1 bar)
    Output
    • 4 … 20 mA/HART – two-wire
    Ambient temperature
    • -40 … 80 °C

    Learn more about Radars available at BBP.

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  • VEGAPULS-68

    The VEGAPULS 68 is a radar sensor for continuous measurement of bulk solids under difficult process conditions and with large measuring ranges. The sensor is ideal for level measurement in high silos, large bunkers, stone crushers and in the furnace. The VEGAPULS 68 has a variety of antenna versions and materials that makes it the optimum solution for virtually all applications and processes. Through the wide temperature and pressure range, the sensor can be used universally and enables simple project planning.

    Application area

    The extended selection of process fittings and materials allows use in extreme temperature and pressure ranges.

    Your benefit

    • High plant availability, because wear and maintenance-free
    • Maintenance-free operation through non-contact measuring principle
    • Reliable measurement independent of vapour, dust and noise

    Level monitoring of bulk solids – a tough instrument for tough environments

    VEGAPULS 68 is the level measuring transducer for extreme bulk solids applications in silos of all kinds. Continuous monitoring of bulk solids with VEGAPULS 68 is largely independent of process conditions such as high temperatures or dusty environment, e.g. in coal handling systems in power plants or in storage facilities for building materials such as clinker or cement.

    Other Applications:

    Belt transfer station

    In a coal power plant, either hard coal or brown coal is burned as the main fuel source. The coal is transported on conveyor belts to the furnace. To avoid backup or overfilling at the belt transfer stations, level controls are necessary. Because only a reliable level measurement at these belt transfer stations can ensure uninterrupted feeding of the furnaces with coal. Additional point level detectors are installed to prevent overfilling.

    Fly ash silo, ash bunker

    The burning of coal creates huge quantities of ash. It is collected in a silo or bunker and then dumped into an open pit. To determine the filling height, radar transmitters and level detectors are deployed in the respective vessels.

    Lime kiln

    A lime kiln is used to produce quicklime through the calcination of limestone. Here the furnace is filled from the top and the calcined limestone (quicklime) is collected at the bottom of the furnace. Accurate level measurement ensures optimal charging and hence efficient operation of the furnace.

    Pyrolysis chamber and ash container

    Waste incineration converts domestic and commercial waste into combustible gases and ash. Pyrolysis is carried out in the absence of air at temperatures up to 500 °C. The intermediate product, charcoal, is then further burned by adding air. Ash and synthesis gas with high thermal content are the end products. For continuous operation, the vessel must be loaded and emptied automatically. To this end, the level of material in the pyrolysis chamber and in the ash pan has to be measured.

    Learn more about level measurement products available from BBP.

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  • VEGAPULS 69

    The VEGAPULS 69 is a radar sensor for continuous measurement of bulk solids under different process conditions. It is ideal for level measurement in very high silos, large bunkers and segmented vessels. The VEGAPULS 69’s outstanding signal focusing ensures a simple setup and reliable measurement. The VEGAPULS 69 gives you the option of equipping it with either an encapsulated plastic antenna or a lens antenna integrated in the metal flange. This enables the optimum adaption to different application areas.

    With its high frequency of 80 GHz, the radar sensor can measure practically any kind of bulk solid material. Materials such as fine powders, ash, dried sewage sludge, cullet, granulates and coarse bulk solids – even in a dusty atmosphere. Another major feature of the VEGAPULS 69 is it’s radar sensor. This radar sensor has a wide measuring range and accuracy in a large or small application. Even internal installations have no effect on the measuring result. The non-contact radar sensor is ideal for use in diverse sectors, such as building materials, rocks, aggregates and cement, as well as for use in the chemical industry, in wastewater management and in recycling.

    To learn more about the VEGAPULS 69 and its benefits, click here. You can also download the brochure to learn more.

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