Guided-Wave and Free-Space Radar Level Transmitters Offer Accurate and Efficient Monitoring

Nov. 24, 2008
Honeywell introduces its family of microwave radar level instruments

Honeywell introduces its family of microwave radar level instruments for use in plant storage tanks. The VersaLevel line expands the company’s field-device portfolio and provides customers with accurate and easy-to-install devices for efficient tank-level monitoring. Germany-based Krohne will manufacture the level transmitters to Honeywell’s standards and specifications for quality, performance and reliability.

The VersaLevel product family includes a line of guided-wave and free-space radar level devices. Both types of devices are suited for a range of industries, including chemical, minerals and mining, oil and gas, petrochemicals and pulp and paper.

The guided-radar level transmitter uses sharp electromagnetic pulses to measure distances and levels for liquids, pastes, granulates, powders and liquid interfaces. The device has higher signal dynamics and a sharper pulse than conventional guided-wave devices, which results in better accuracy. It also features a user-friendly and easily accessible touch screen, which displays in nine languages.

The free-space radar transmitter is well-suited for applications that require non-contact measurement in difficult process conditions, such as tanks with agitators. The device features triple barrier gas-tight protection for applications that involve dangerous gases. In addition, the free-space radar device can measure up to 80 meters or 262.5 feet and operates up to a flange temperature of 200 °C or 390 °F.