Modular Meter Offers Flexible Mounting
KROHNE, Inc. introduced the OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F, a new 10 GHz FMCW radar level meter for liquid applications in up to a 30m / 98 foot measuring range. The two-wire loop powered device measures level and volume in storage or process tanks with process conditions up to 250°C / 482°F and pressures up to 40 bar / 580 psi. for general purpose or hazardous locations (Class 1/Div 1). Together with the OPTIFLEX 2200 C/F TDR level meter, the OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F was designed and developed for use in SIL 2 safety-related systems according to IEC 61508.
OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F electronics are compatible with a wide selection of antennas. The PP and PTFE wave horn antennas are process sealed by their antenna material rather than a traditional process seal construction with “O” ring gaskets. The gasket free antennas are suited for extremely corrosive environments, according to the company. The PP antenna can be mounted on process connections as small as 1-½ inches. The metallic horn and waveguide antennas use a dual seal mechanism, which is a combination of “O” ring gaskets with KROHNE’s Metaglas process interface design, for a hermetic seal in highly toxic or explosive applications.
The modular design of the housing with its bayonet locking system and antenna extensions makes it suitable for a variety of mounting positions and applications. The quick coupling system permits 360° housing rotation. The housing can also be removed under process conditions. The remote converter version OPTIWAVE 5200 F features full display and configuration capability up to 100 m / 328 feet away from the antenna.
Fully compatible with all installed KROHNE BM 70 flange systems, the new meter can also upgrade any BM 702 radar level meter and is compliant to newer requirements such as SIL and NAMUR guidelines.