Sediment Vibrating Rod Measures Solid Material Under Water

BinMaster Level Controls has released a new vibrating rod for sediment level detection. The unit was designed to measure the level of solid material that has settled in a tank containing liquids. It detects when a layer of solid material reaches a specific level in a tank.

The vibrating rod vibrates in water and then stops vibrating when the solid material reaches the level of the probe. When wired to a horn or alarm panel, personnel are alerted when the sediment has reached the probe and the sediment needs to be removed from the tank.

The BinMaster vibrating rod for sediment level detection comes in two different models. The VR-21 SED is the standard model with a 7.37-inch insertion length and is recommended for use on the tank wall. The VR-41 SED model is a rigid extended vibrating rod for top mounting applications and is custom made with extensions from 13 inches up to 13 feet long, dependent on the needs of the application.

The VR-21 SED and VR-41 SED are commonly used in the water and wastewater industry where the sensor is used to detect the level of salt, lime, chemicals, silt and sediment that has settled in tanks at water treatment plants. Another common application for the VR-21 SED and VR-41 SED is to detect coarse and fine sediment in tanks at hydroelectric power stations. It can also be used in food and beverage manufacturing, chemical or metal processing, pulp and paper making, and at mining operations.

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