Why level measurement in process automation is important

Sept. 24, 2015
Find out why level measurement in process automation saves time, costs and optimizes plant processes and performance

The importance of level measurement cannot be overstated. Incorrect or inappropriate measurements can cause levels in vessels to be excessively higher or lower than their measured values. Low levels can cause problems and damage equipment, while high levels can cause overflow and potentially create safety and environmental problems. When working in industrial settings, getting accurate level measurements saves time and money, and optimizes the performance of your plant and its processes.

In this article, the editors of Control present you a variety of level measurement reports to help you understand the basics of pressure level transmitters and learn different level measurement techniques.

Blowdown percentages to consider for pressure relief valves and interface level in oil separators

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Level technologies get faster and more precise

Level instrumentation, peripheral technologies, networking and software are being coordinated in efforts to obtain faster, more accurate readings. Read more.

Pressure-based level measurements keep getting better and better

While radar and ultrasonics are getting most of the attention, automation vendors are quietly improving their pressure-based level measurement instrumentation. Read more.

Measuring level in a wastewater treatment digester

A reader asks our experts if they foresee any issues for his project in which he will use two technologies to measure level in the wastewater treatment plant digester, a 6-GHz radar and a DPT. Read more.

Difficult level measurements

When our readers submitted questions to our "Ask the Experts" columns, the three questions on how to achieve reliable and accurate level measurement in hard-to-handle, corrosive and boiling applications stood out. Bela Liptak and his peers answer these here.

Emergency shutdown of LPG tank farms

Is it allowed from the standard point of view to use the existing level transmitters to control the inlet and outlet shutdown valves? Learn more.

State of technology report: Flow and level instrumentation

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