BinMaster Level Controls introduces the 3DLevelScanner HT for measuring the volume and mapping the material surface in bins, tanks and silos with high temperatures.
This new model of the 3DLevelScanner has an operating temperature range of up to 356°F (180°C) to accommodate high temperatures that may be present when material has been heated in the production process before it is conveyed into storage silos.
The device measures the material level in multiple locations in the vessel and estimates the volume in storage silos containing challenging materials such as clinker, alumina, frac sand and fly ash.The 3DLevelScanner HT is ideal for use in the cement, aluminum, mining and power industries where there are multiple challenges such as excessive dust or high humidity as well as very large silos where the material surface in the bin is irregular and difficult to measure.
The new 3DLevelScanner HT maintains a high level ofmeasurement accuracy in high temperatures, unlike some non-contactdevices that are prone to becoming unreliable or inaccurate in harshenvironments. The HT is proven to perform in a wide variety ofmaterials such as heavy lump material like clinker, fine granularmaterial like alumina oxide, frac or silica sand, or powdered materialssuch as fly ash. The sensor sends pulses in a 70° beam angle, takingmultiple measurements from the material surface and continually mappingthe material surface to detect changes in level, account for unevensurface topography, and calculate a highly accurate volume estimate forthe contents of the silo.
The 3DLevelManager software reports the lowest and highestpoints detected and the average level based upon a weighted average ofall of the measurements detected in the bin. For the MV and the MVLmodels, a colorful graphical representation indicates where high andlow spots exist in the silo. “With its dust-penetrating,multiple-point, non-contact technology, the BinMaster 3DLevelScanner HTsystem is the only solution on the market today that can measure, map,and visualize the material surface in bins with irregular topographyand very wide bins,” said Mike Mossage, product manager for theBinMaster 3DLevelScanner. “For every customer application, we take intoaccount the size of the bin and the customer’s desired level ofaccuracy to determine the optimal number of scanners that need to beinstalled in the bin. Plus, we can tell them where to install eachscanner on top of the bin to generate the desired inventory accuracy.
Dependent on the number of scanners installed, volume accuracycan be 3% or even better in very large vessels – far surpassing theaccuracy of any radar or other single-point measurement device.”
BinMaster is a division of Garner Industries – an ISO9001:2008 certified company established in 1953 and headquartered in a75,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.BinMaster is strategically focused on designing, manufacturing andmarketing reliable, proven sensoring devices for the measurement ofbulk solid and liquid materials for the feed and grain, food, plastics,pulp & paper, power, mining, and concrete industries.
The BinMaster product line is sold worldwide and features manydiverse technologies for bin level indication and measurement, beingwell known for its SmartBob2 and 3DLevelScanner advanced inventorymanagement solutions. For more information about BinMaster, visitwww.binmaster.com.