Guided Wave Radar Boasts Thicker Rod For Longer Measurement Lengths
Emerson Process Management recently announced enhancements to the single probe offering of the Rosemount 5300 Series Guided Wave Radar (GWR), extending its use into even more applications. The new options include a thicker rod for longer measurement lengths and a Hastelloy C-276 probe and wetted parts for applications in corrosive, hot and high pressure environments.
The Rosemount 5300 Series features Emerson’s patented Direct Switch Technology (DST) which makes it possible to use a single lead probe in more challenging applications. Combining the single lead probe with DST provides an accurate, reliable level measurement on low dielectric media and long measuring ranges, even for viscous media. The single lead probe offers benefits over the coaxial or twin lead probes traditionally used for these applications, since the design is not susceptible to coating problems when used with viscous media.
The new, thicker 13mm probe is designed for an extended measurement range and is available in stainless steel for standard operating temperatures and pressures. The new Hastelloy C-276 probe and wetted parts option make the transmitter ideal for use in corrosive, hot and high pressure environments. This enables the transmitter to be applied to oil and gas applications, including those where NACE (sulphide stress corrosion) materials are a requirement. C-276 alloy is also suitable for seawater duty and other fluids with a high chloride content. Application examples in the chemical industry include reactors, and solutions containing caustic and sulphuric acid.