The new PiloTREK WP–200 non-contact radar level transmitters use the most advanced industrial measurement technology, the 80 GHz FMCW radar. The most fundamental advantage of 80 GHz radars compared to lower frequencies (5…12 GHz and 25 GHz) is the smaller antenna size, better focusability, and narrow beam angle.
It uses the latest technology for measuring liquids, masses, emulsions, and other chemicals widely used in, for example, the water industry, food industry, energy industry, pharmaceutical industry, and chemical industry, which provides measurement results with millimeter accuracy.
It is also excellent for measuring substances prone to vapor formation and liquids with gas blanket or large-particle bulk solids. In addition to the level, volume, and weight measurement functions, this product family also inherits the openchannel flow measurement functions and the threshold functions to eliminate false and interfering echoes introduced in connection with ultrasonic devices. Since no medium is required for millimeter waves to propagate, it can also be used in a vacuum.
The device can also be operated with HART® compliant NIVELCO EView2, MultiCONT universal process controller, and PACTware software, or programmed via Bluetooth® communication with the new MobileEView* app.
The reflection of the millimeter-waves is highly dependent on the dielectric constant of the medium. Therefore, the measured medium’s dielectric constant (εr) must be over 1.9 for millimeter-wave level measurement. The measurement principle of a level transmitter with a millimeter-waves signal is based on measuring the reflection’s time of flight.
The speed of propagation of millimeter-waves signals in the air, gases, and vacuum is almost constant regardless of temperature and medium pressure, so the measured distance does not depend on the physical parameters of the intermediate medium.
- For measuring the level of liquids, emulsions, and other media
- For large-particle bulk solids
- Storage tanks, chemical tanks, open pits, sumps, wells
- Measurement through a plastic tank roof
- For material prone to vapor formation
- For measuring liquids with a gas cushion
- It can also be used in a vacuum
- Open-channel flow measurement
- Water and Wastewater Industry
- Energy Industry / Plant utilities
- Food & Beverage
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Chemical Industry
- Marine applications
- Construction materials
- Heavy Industry
- Packaging Industry