On the Level

CONTROL’s Monthly Resource Guide

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Every month, CONTROL’s editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. If you know of any tools and resources we didn’t include, send them to wboyes@putman.net, and we’ll add them to the website.

SIMPLIFIES SENSOR SELECTION
Service package is offered to existing and potential users to assist them in specifying, installing and maintaining this company’s level sensors in a variety of applications. For a fee, the company will offer a site survey and pre-sale specification; evaluations and recommendations for the upgrade path; on-site training as well as hands-on training at the factory; installation and commissioning; scheduled periodic maintenance; and factory authorized repair services.
MTS; 919/677-0100;
www.mts.com

MAINTENANCE-FREE LEVEL SENSING
Application note titled “Float Gauge Maintenance Issues Solved with Non-Contacting Radar” discusses a buffer tank application that contains viscous fluid with vapors that leave a sticky coating and some turbulence. The solution for the application was installing a Rosemount 5400 Radar level transmitter with 6-in. cone antenna and 4-20 mA HART output.
Emerson Process Management; 800/999-9307;
www.rosemount.com

LEVEL MEASUREMENT BASICS
This paper provides no-nonsense information about liquid level technologies, helping users to understand the inherent advantages and disadvantages of each technology After completing the registration form you will have access to download the white paper in pdf format.
Endress+Hauser; 888/ENDRESS;
http://tinyurl.com/28fem4  

FIELD INSTRUMENTATION HANDBOOK
The Field Instrumentation Technical Handbook is a compendium of physical constants, tables and information for field instrumentation. Topics include conversions, liquid measures and weights, properties and pipe data.
Magnetrol; 630/969-4000;
www.magnetrol.com

LEVEL MEASUREMENT types
Tutorial focuses on the different types of sensors used for both point level measurement and continuous level measurement. It discusses the measurement principles of float switches, non-contact ultrasonic sensors, continuous sensors, point sensors, contact ultrasonic sensors and capacitance level sensors.
Omega Engineering; 888/826-6342;
www.omega.com

LEVEL MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS
2007 Flowmeter and level measurement product and services catalog in CD ROM format gives information on how to specify the right flow, level or temperature meter for improving plant process control lines. There is technical information, applications and case studies.
Fluid Components International; 760/744-6950;
www.fluidcomponents.com

LEVEL MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS
Monitor Technologies offers a series of white papers on various level-measuring techniques, including “Continuous Measurement of Bulks and Solids,” “Ethanol Production Level Measurement Solutions” and “Successful Use of Guided-Wave Level Measurement Technology.” Free registration required.
Monitor Technologies; 800/601-6302;
www.monitortech.com/papers.shtml

LEVEL MEASUREMENT COURSE
This ISA course presents the principles and applications of modern pressure, level and density measurement systems, emphasizing instrument design technologies; system performance and design; as well as specification, selection, installation and maintenance requirements. Students should come  to understand the importance of measurement for control and custody applications; apply the characteristics of fluid properties that relate to pressure and level measurement; identify various types of transducers used in pressure and level measurement; understand the operation of various types of level measurement devices; use specified criteria to select a method for pressure and level measurement and more.
ISA; (919) 549-8411;
http://tinyurl.com/2ee3n9

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