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Level Measurement Solutions for all applications and industries

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Analysis of Concentration

AMETEK Drexelbrook is a well-known supplier of reliable and robust level solutions for virtually every industry such as chemical, petrochemical, power, water and wastewater, food and beverage, pharma, pulp and paper, mining, automotive, and many others.

The level meters are based on different technologies: Radio frekvens RF-Admittance, Ultrasound, Magnetostrictive, Radar, Guided Wave Radar (TDR), and hydrostatic pressure.

The RF-Admittance based level meters are further equipped with a patented Cote-Shield circuit that efficiently prevents measurement errors when the sensor element becomes coated with sticky material, liquid film, dust, and more. The RF Admittance technology is particularly suitable for difficult process environments and is used in all types of liquids, slurries, sludges, powders, granules, stones and interfaces.

The delivery programme includes Point Level instruments and Continuous Level instruments as well as a range of standard designs for special applications and inline analysers for measurement of water content in oil and concentration in mixtures.

There is a very large number of sensing elements available to suit almost any application requirement.

 

Level Meters for general purpose

Level Meters for specific applications

  • ClearLine in-line fluid detectors for empty pipe indication. Designed to protect pumps from running dry.
  • High temperature point level up to 815 °C for fly ash and similar high temperature solids.
  • Multipoint with several switch points on the same sensing element. Ideal for pump sump level control
  • Plugged Chute detector to indicate blocked chutes used for transporting solid materials
  • Desalter / Dehydrator Interface Transmitters to measure the position of the oil/water interface in separators and dehydrators
  • Smart CheckWell for level measurement in water wells.

Analysis of Concentration in mixtures

– Cut-Monitor for measuring up to 80% water in liquid hydrocarbons, such as oils and lubricating oils

Instrument Selection Guides

Check the selection guide to see what product solution may best fit your application.
Link to Point Level System selection guide
Link to Continuous Level System selection guide

Application Notes

More than 40 years of application know-how and experience are compiled in an extensive database of application information
Link to applications notes

Oil and Gas Solutions

Coal and Fly Ash Solutions

The Point Level Measurement

Technologies:
– RF Admittance Point Level Measurement
– Vibration Point Level Measurement
– Ultrasonic Point Level Measurement

Point Level RF Admittance Level Measurement

The Point level systems provide high and low indication to prevent the overflow of tanks, overfill of silos, and low indication to prevent tanks and silos from being discharged.

There may be long periods in between when a high or low level indication happens and the Point Level comes into operation. During this period Drexelbrooks special AutoVerify™ and Certify™ test and check features will automatically check and verify the operation of the Point Level system to ensure full functionality. This is important at critical measurement positions, e.g. tanks and vessels for oil, petrol and the like.

IntelliPoint RF Admittance Level Measurement

The best and most versatile point level switch for critical applications with liquids, slurries,
granules, and interface applications.

  • Power supply: Line powered Intellipoint automatically detect the AC or DC supply.
  • Relay outputs: 2
  • Calibration: No calibration, the intelliPoint automatically calibrates itself.
  • Self-test: The AutoVerify™ self check circuit continuously monitors the complete system to
    verify it is functioning properly. A manual Certify™ test feature not only checks the function
    of the system, but also checks the AutoVerify self-test circuits to make sure they are
    also working properly
  • Fouling: Cote-Shield™ circuitry ignores coatings on the sensing element
  • Maintenance: No moving parts gives maintenance free operation
  • Temperature: from cryogenic to 1090 °C
  • Pressure: from vacuum to 690 Bar
  • Approvals: Certified (ATEX, FM, …) for use in Ex-areas
  • The 2-wire Loop Powered IntelliPoint provides a switch with current output
  • SIL compliant Safety Integrity Level 2-wire loop powered IntelliPoint provides a switch with current
    output and conforms to SIL 2 specifications

ThePoint RF Admittance Level Measurement

ThePoint offers many of the features and benefits of the IntelliPoint, at a more economical price.

  • Power supply: Line powered ThePoint automatically detect the AC or DC supply.
  • Relay outputs: 1
  • Calibration: No calibration, the intelliPoint automatically calibrates itself.
  • • Fouling: Cote-Shield™ circuitry ignores coatings on the sensing element
  • Maintenance: No moving parts gives maintenance free operation
  • Temperature: from cryogenic to 260 °C
  • Pressure: from vacuum to 69 bar
  • Approvals: Certified (ATEX, FM, …) for use in Ex-areas
  • The 2-wire Loop Powered ThePoint is a switch with current output

Z-Tron III

Economical, general-purpose level switch for liquids, slurries, and granular applications. The Z-Tron III is not approved for hazardous areas.

  • Fouling: Cote-Shield™ circuitry ignores coatings on the sensing element
  • Maintenance: No moving parts give maintenance free operation
  • Temperature: up to 120 °C
  • Pressure: up to 14 bar
  • Relay output: 1

Clear Line, In-Line Fluid Detector

  • The ClearLine is a point level switch that is mounted directly into the process piping using flange mounts
  • Ideal for pump protection to prevent run dry, as well as empty vessel indication.
  • • The sensor does not interfere with the material flow and does not contribute to plugging the way insertion type sensors do.

Multipoint II

The Multipoint II provides up to 3 switch points located anywhere on one vertically mounted
sensing element. The Multipoint II is used to provide high level, high-high level, and low
level control points.

The Multipoint II also provides an adjustable differential feature at one of the control points
for pump on/off control, which makes it ideal for pump sump level control

Plugged Chute Detektor

Drexelbrook’s Flush-Mounted sensing element detects the presence or absence of material flowing
through chutes. If process material stops flowing due to a plugged condition, the system will sound an alarm, which will allow further action to occur (alerting an operator, shutting down a conveyor belt, etc.).
This permits the operator to prevent a problem before it happens.

  • Power supply: Automatically detect the AC or DC supply.
  • Relay outputs 1
  • Sensor elements: Curved and flat sensors are available
  • Fouling: Automatically recognizes and ignores coatings to prevent false alarms

Vibration Point Level Measurement

TF-100 Series Vibrating Level Switch

The TF-100 series tuning fork is a point level switch for clean liquids and light slurries.

  • TF-L Relay Output
  • TF-P-Transistor Output
  • TF-T-Current Output
  • Temperature: from -50ºC to 150ºC
  • Pressure: up to 64 bar
  • Calibration: No calibration required
  • Approvals: FM and CSA certified for hazardous area applications

Ultrasonic Point Level Measurement

VeriGAP (Line Powered)

Ultrasonic gap switch for liquids. The VeriGAP ultrasonic gap provides reliable high or low-level
measurement in a wide variety of liquids. It is suitable for clean liquid applications

  • Self-test: AutoVerify™ and Certify™ test features
  • Maintenance: No moving parts gives maintenance free operation
  • Temperature: up to 176ºC
  • Pressure: up to 69 bar
  • Relay output: 1
  • Approvals: FM and CSA certified for hazardous area applications

Continuous Level Measurement

Technologies

– RF Admittance
– Ultrasonic Level Measurement
– Radar Level Measurement
– TDR Level Measurement
– Magnetostrictive Level Measurement
– Hydrostatic Pressure Level Measurement

Continuous RF Admittance Level Measurement

The RF Continuous Level Systems provides advanced internal RF-Admittance circuitry that enables the system to ignore significant process coating deposits on the sensors. Over 125 sensing elements are available for applications with process temperature from cryogenic to 537 °C and process pressure from vacuum to 690 Bar

Universal IV™ Series Pro and Lite Models

Pro model

The Universal IV™ Pro model integrate the RF Admittance technology with Cote-Shield™ technology that ignores coatings on the probe. Measurement range up to 244 meters. Applications are conducting or insulating materials with either heavy or light coating.

Lite model

The Universal IV™ Lite model is the entry level RF Capacitance measurement system without Cote-Shield™
capabilities. Lite models can be used in non-coating liquids and insulated coating applications where Cote-Shield™ is not required. Typical measurement range up to 6 meters.

  • For level measurement in liquids, slurries, interface and granular
  • 2-wire, 4-20 mA loop transmitter with digital HART protocol
  • Free PC-based HRTWIN™ configuration software for initial set-up from anywhere on the loop or a handheld HART®communicator can be used.
  • Proven Cote-Shield™ technology that ignores coating build up on the probe
  • Over 125 probe types for almost any application.
    • Process temperature from cryogenic to 537 °C
    • Process pressure from vacuum to 690 bar
  • Immune to vapour, dust and foam interference
  • Immune to tank obstructions such as nozzles, ladders, pipes and agitators.
  • Worldwide approvals: FM, FMc, ATEX, IECEx and CE mark
  • Hazardous location approvals, Intrinsic Safet (IS) and Explosion Proof/Flameproof for Class 1, Div. 1, and Zone 0 installations

Hazardous location approvals, Intrinsic Safet (IS)

  • Hazardous location approvals, Intrinsic Safet (IS) and Explosion Proof/Flameproof for Class 1, Div. 1, and Zone 0 installations

Universal II

  • Fouling: Patented Cote-Shield™ circuitry ensures accuracy and reliability regardless of product
    build-up on the sensor
  • Unaffected by changes in the process material density, pressure, or temperature variations
  • Output: 4 – 20 mA
  • Calibration: Manual calibration

Smart Check Well

FdiCR DiFoam Controller

The Smart CheckWell are used for water well measurements.

  • Water well level measurement for water depth up to 243 meters with RF Admittance technology.
  • Ignores mineral deposits on the sensor
  • Ignores organic liquids
  • Sensing elements designed with full chemical compatibility for common water well contaminants
  • 4-20 mA HART protocol for configuration

Desalter

The Desalter Interface Transmitters accurately measure the electrical interface in the water/oil emulsion,
and provides control for vessels that use electrostatic grids to accelerate separation of the oil/water emulsion. The transmitter allows operators to keep this electrical interface close (but not too close) to the grids, to maximize separation efficiency

  • Maximize throughput by reducing water content in crude oil
  • No moving parts reduces maintenance costs
  • Measures close to the grids
  • Measurement independent of density, temperature, and pressure changes
  • Explosion-proof and intrinsically safety approval

Drop-In-Displacer²

The Displacer² provides the ability to replace maintenance intensive electrical or mechanical displacer
assemblies with alternate technologies such as RF Admittance that have no moving parts and
requires no periodic or routine maintenance

  • Total level of liquids
  • Liquid / Liquid Interface
  • Temperatures up to 288 °C
  • Pressures to over 69 bar

For aqueous Liquids

For Liquid/Liquid Interface

For invariable organic Liquids

For variable organic Liquids

Analytical Products

Universal IV CM Cut Monitor for Analysis of Moisture Content in Liquid mixtures

The RF Admittance technology allows the Universal IV CM to ignore process build-up and continues to analyse accurately. The Cote-ShieldTM uses our Perm-A-Seal sensing element to put the sensing area of the probe directly into the process stream and guarantee a more representative sample. For oil applications the Universal IV CM comes pre-calibrated at the factory to one of 11 pre-set ranges.

Universal IV Model CM Water Cut Monitor

The Universal IV CM cut monitor is a water-in-oil analyser that is built upon 50 years of applications expertise with RF Admittance.

  • Water cut in petroleum products such as crude, diesel, etc.
  • Water cut in petroleum pipelines, LACT units, desalters, etc.
  • Measuring range:
    • up to 0-50% water in Light and Heavy Oil
    • up to 0-80% water in Heavy Oil
  • Temperatures up to o 232 °C
  • Pressures up to 103 bar

The Universal IV CM cut monitor/process moisture/fat analyser measures the dielectric value of a component in a mixtures to determine its concentration, in situ in various processes. Some of the easier applications are

  • Moisture content in caramel, caramel filling and other foods
  • Fat content in chocolate liquor
  • Moisture in food grade salt
  • Propane in propylene
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