3-D Level Scanner Measures and Maps Bin Volume in High Temperatures
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 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) 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, frack sand and fly ash. The 3DLevelScanner HT is suitable 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 sensor sends pulses in a 70-degree beam angle, taking multiple measurements from the material surface and continually mapping the material surface to detect changes in level. It also measures for uneven surface topography, and it calculates a volume estimate for the contents of the silo. The 3DLevelManager software reports the lowest and highest points detected and the average level based upon a weighted average of all of the measurements detected in the bin. For the MV and the MVL models, a colorful graphical representation indicates where high and low spots exist in the silo.