Our Application Handbook contains a Guidance Chart for selecting a suitable level measurement instrument for a given medium and our readers can read more than 50 application case studies and many short references from all around the World.
2016 - Lumber treating plant, Arch Wood Protection, Minnesota USA, :: Distributor: Process Measurement and Control Company (PMCC)
A lumber pressure treating company in Minnesota had issues with their non-contact radar level measurement product and contacted Process Measurement & Control Company to discuss the application and seek a solution.
The lumber pressure treating company has several process tanks with a high percentage of water vapor in the tank vapor space that was condensing on the radar antenna. It was determined that excessive condensation began to form on the antenna of the radar transmitter, which caused unacceptable measurement error.
After multiple re-programming attempts, it was recommended that guided microwave MicroTREK transmitters be installed as a replacement.
In the facility of Nelsa - a company owned by MOL group - hydrocarbons fuels (gasoline and diesel) and oil for heating plants (kerosene, BTZ: low sulfur fuel oil) are stored. It was the requirement of the established system to ensure real-time monitoring of products with a continuous record of stocks. In addition, an alarm system is connected to prevent theft and unauthorized withdrawals.
The MicroTREK level transmitters are measure two diesel and two low sulphur fuel oil storage tank, both 13 metres high, while the seven diesel fuel tank is much lower. All level transmitter and the MultiCONT are explosion-proof models as the environment is explosive hazardous.
• MicroTREK HTT-413-8 Ex - 4 pcs
• MicroTREK HTA-426-8 Ex - 7 pcs
• MultiCONT PRD-24A-5 Ex
2016 - Tank farm, Borealis, Italy, :: Distributor: Isoil Industria Spa
Borealis offers a comprehensive range of innovative polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) solutions. ISOIL supplied monitoring tank farm and process control level switches
The UNICONT PDF loop indicator displays the data of four weighing cell in the control room. The measurement results of the measured cells can be integrated into the system and can be displayed with the NIVISION software. The NIVOCONT R vibrating rod level switches perform lower or upper level control for small mixing tanks while the ultrasonic and guided microwave level transmitters measure the raw material and finished product storage tanks.
JBS is a global leader in animal protein processing, owner of beef, pork and lamb, poultry and leather processing plants, in addition to feedlots. It also operates in the segments of cleaning and hygiene products, collagen, can making, casings, biodiesel, vegetable, recycling and transport. Headquartered in Sao Paulo and foothold in 22 different countries, the company has more than 185,000 employees in production platforms and sales offices.
The PiloTREK level transmitters provide highly reliable level measurement in the city of Lins in Sao Paulo state, where 16 cylindrical tanks with 16 m (52.5 ft) height need to be measured with high accuracy. The storage tanks – which are equipped with PiloTREK WGP-140-4 type Pulse Burst Radars with PP encapsulated DN40 (1 ½”) antenna – contain water based emulsion of vegetable fats. The process temperature inside the tanks is 60 °C (140 °F) and the level never goes under 25%.
TERMINALES CANARIOS S. L. is a company dedicated to provide logistics services of reception, storage and delivery of fuels and lubricants in the Canary Islands, Spain since 1986. Thanks to IBERFLUID Instruments, NIVELCO’s Spanish distributor, high reliability MicroTREK Guided Wave Radar level transmitters are responsible for the level monitoring in the lubricants storage tanks at the two sites of TERMINALES CANARIOS.
2014 - Duck slaughterhouse, France, :: Distributor: C2Plus
One of the biggest duck slaughterhouses in the western region of France process and produces more than 25 000 tonnes duck meat in a year. Before going to the waste water plant, all liquid state process waste goes to a huge outside pre-basin, which is continuously agitated to keep the wastewater homogeneous. There is a lot of fat, foam and fume on the surface to be measured, so the ideal choice was the non-contact microwave level measurement offered by NIVELCO’s PiloTREK W-100 series.
The integrated, IP68 rated type PiloTREK Pulse Burst Radar level transmitter controls the level of the basin with high reliability. From this pre-basin the wastewater is sent to the water treatment plant.
In the so-called contact manufacturing process of sulphuric acid continuous level measurement solution is needed for the mixing tank where oleum is diluted with water. The conditions in the tank were very challenging. There is the very aggressive atmosphere with strong fumes added with level fluctuations and not to mention the high humidity. The MicroTREK Guided Wave Radar is perfectly protected against any chemical reaction because all parts are covered with PFA/FEP coating providing long-term reliable level measurement.
Instrumentation for chemical storage tanks that needed to be continuously measured with a high level alarm indication and completed with a complex controlling system. The outside horizontal cylindrical tanks and are regarded as ATEX, hazardous environment, therefore all the elements of the measurement system must be intrinsically safe
• MicroTREK HTA-430-8 Ex - 6 pcs
• UNICONT PGK-301-A Ex - 6 pcs
• UNICONT PMG-411-1 - 6 pcs
• NIVOSWITCH RCM-401-8 Ex - 6 pcs
• UNICONT PKK-312-8 Ex - 6 pcs
• NIPOWER PPK-331-1 - 4 pcs
The main product of Hartmann Hungary is paper egg tray which is manufactured from recycled paper waste. The pre-processed paper waste should be cleaned from the painting materials mainly for optical and for chemical protection reasons. This so-called „deink” process use Hydrogen peroxide which is stored in a large outside plastic tank. The continuous level measurement is solved with a PiloTREK Pulse Burst Radar, high / low fail safe alarm is provided by NIVOSWITCH level switches and the temperature should be also measured. The challenging measurement conditions are high temperature and strong condensation, this is the reason that the PiloTREK level transmitter is equipped with PP antenna enclosure.
GSK is one of the most well-known medicinal chemistry and vaccine producers all over the world. In the Hungarian facility of GSK they use CIP Cleaning-In-Place / SIP Sterilization-In-Place processes in order to provide the required high purity for the medicinal production. These cleaning processes use low concentration acid materials which is in this case is sulphuric acid, stored in 1m3 (35.3 ft3) moveable vessels. The level measurement of the removeable sulphuric acid storage tanks is solved by a PiloTREK Pulse Burst Radar equipped into the openable top over the tank. The speciality of the application that the PiloTREK Pulse Burst Radar measures the level through the plastic tank wall.
A creamery in the Czech Republic produces milk products and uses some types of corrosive chemicals for example in the cleaning process where the level measurement of these mediums are really challenging
for all instrument manufacturers. The chemicals are stored in 2 closed 1 m3 (35.3 ft3) sized plastic tanks.
The customer’s demand was to continuously measure the level
of the chemicals using non-contact radar measurement through
the plastic tank wall.
Our partner is a Hungarian facility of a leading European manufacturer of polystyrene extruded foam insulation boards where the raw material storage tanks needed to be continuously measured. The customer is interested about the volume in the two tanks and it is calculated from the measured level value provided by coaxial probe type MicroTREK guided wave radars. The measurement data is displayed by UNICONT PMM units which are responsible for the batch controlling. There is an additional high fail-safe protection done by a NIVOSWITCH mini compact vibrating fork level switch. The complete measurement system has intrinsically safe protection.
• MicroTREK HTA-426-8 Ex - 2 pcs
• NIVOSWITCH RCM-405-8 Ex - 1 pc
• UNICONT PMM-311-1 - 2 pcs
NIVELCO solid level measurement instrumentation can be employed in practically all phases of limestone processing. The EchoTREK STD / EasyTREK SCD ultrasonic or the MicroTREK TDR level transmitters are ideal choice for accurate level measurement in extremely harsh, dusty circumstances.
Prior to sealing the green peas and corn cans the food is filled with a special juice that provides the flavour of the product. The storage and the mixing tanks containing the filling liquid are measured by MicroTREK guided wave radars.
Continuous level measurement of different pH and density liquids for example high purity water, washing
liquid, and fermentation liquid with high temperature MicroTREK guided wave radar level transmitter, meeting high hygienic requirements in the pharmaceutical environment.
The subject of the measurement task is 160 °C (320 °F) bitumen in order to proper stock management. The level in the 7.9 m (25.9 feet) high tank is measured by a PiloTREK WHS-180-4 high temperature type unit. The PiloTREK is connected to a data logging capable MultiCONT PRD-210 process controller unit to monitor the measurement data.
The major instrumentation investment project of Agrokémia Sellye chemical plant in 2011-2012 was continued with the measurement of buffer tanks. The pesticide containing tanks are measured by guided wave level transmitters with 4mm diameter cable probe. The avaiable space above these inside tanks is very small, so rigid rod probe versions cannot be mounted.
• MicroTREK HTK-504-4 - 3 pcs
2012 - EISPRO Kft., Hungary,
In the facility of EISPRO Kft. almost every processes in their ice cream production technology are equipped with NIVELCO instruments.
2012 - Oil tank park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, :: Distributor: Dutco Tennant LLC.
Oil tank park in Dubai is equipped with MicroTREK guided radar level transmitters and THERMOPOINT multipoint temperature transmitters. The system is monitored by NIVISION process visualization software.
The NT Food Kft. in Kiskunfélegyháza
produces hot pressed, extracted, raw
and refined sunflower cooking oil, their best-known brand in Hungary is
called Kunsági Éden. The company is
the largest Hungarian owned edible
oil producer for over 15 years. The implemented measurement system monitors the batch numbers assigned to the raw materials during
the whole manufacturing process from the input seed state to the bottled oil state.
Mediterrán Zrt. in Bóly manufactures important \"element\" of building industry, the roof tile. Production of concrete tiles needs many types of raw materials, such as sand, cement, dyes, and auxiliary materials which are stored in silos. These silos are measured by MicroTREK guided microwave level transmitters with 8mm cable probe. High fail-safe monitoring is done by NIVOROTA rotary paddle level switches.
2011 - NT Élelmiszer Kft, Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary,
Main step of edible oil production is to dissolve the remaining vegetable oil from the crushed and pressed vegetable seeds. This process is done in the extracting tank with chemical solvent extracts, such as hexane. The level of the highly explosive hexane is performed in a bypass tube with guided microwave transmitters. The dosing control is based on the transmitted level values. The special characteristics of the measurement is that dielectric constant of hexane is only 1.9.
• MicroTREK HTR-410-8 - 3pcs
2011 - Steel Works in Ózd, Hungary,
Continuous level measurement with MicroTREK guided radar transmitters in the electro-steel manufacturing technology in the Steel Works of Ózd, Hungary.
Blanching is a cooking process wherein the vegetable is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally placed under cold water as a heat treatment. After the blanching the podded green peas are collected in hoppers then transferred into the dosing machine and finally it is filled with a special juice that provides the flavour of the product prior to sealing the cans. The rapidly fluctuating and wave-like level in the hoppers is measured by twin-rod probe MicroTREK Guided Wave Radars.
The high temperature version MicroTREK guided wave level transmitters with mono rod probe measure bitumen in a feeding tank. The instrument operates with high reliability in the high temperature (180°C) environment and sticky medium application.
The high temperature version MicroTREK guided wave level transmitters with mono-rod probe measure demineralized water in a feed tank of a steam boiler. The instrument operates with reliability in the steamy environment application.
• MicroTREK HPR-418-4
2010 - Carnex, Serbia, :: Distributor: INDAS
The high temperature version MicroTREK guided wave level transmitters with coaxial probe measure demineralized water in a bypass tube of a steam boiler. The instrument operates with reliability in the high pressure (7 bar), high temperature (170°C) and steamy environment application.
• MicroTREK HHA-405
2010 - Banat, Serbia, :: Distributor: INDAS
The 21 meter tall sunflower seeds storage silos are equipped with 8mm cable probe version MicroTREK guided microwave level transmitter.
• MicroTREK HBN-421-4
2010 - Maxima, Serbia, :: Distributor: INDAS
The 10 meter tall calcium oxide (burnt lime) storage silo is equipped with 8mm cable probe version MicroTREK guided microwave level transmitter. Despite the intensive dust during the pneumatic filling of the silo, the measurement is reliable.
• MicroTREK HBN-410-4
2010 - Tarkett, Serbia, :: Distributor: INDAS
The 10 meter tall calcium carbonate storage silo is equipped with 8mm cable probe version MicroTREK guided microwave level transmitter. Despite the intensive dust during the pneumatic filling of the silo, the measurement is reliable.
Level measurement of special technologic liquid - so called drilling mud with ultrasonic and microsonic level transmitters in storage silos. Low and high level switching of the silos are performed with float level switches.
2009 - Water treatment plant, Slovakia, :: Distributor: Hidrofilt
Technological equipments used in processes of water treatment work correctly only under appropriate conditions of flow, level, pressure and temperature. That is why measurement and control of these parameters is very important.
2009 - Service Station, Australia, :: Distributor: SEMRAD
Accurate and linearized level measurement of different fuels in service stations using guided microwave radars. The system is completed with MultiCONT controllers and Nivision software. The advantage of Nivision supervision is the WEB access.
• MicroTREK HTT-410-8 : 60 db
• MultiCONT PRW-1RA-6 : 30 db
• NIVISION folyamatmegjelenítő szoftver WEB felülettel
2008 - Gran Milano SpA, Milano, Italy, :: Distributor: Isoil Industria SpA
Continuous level measuring of sugar and flour in tanks with 6 and 12m heigth with MicroTREK TDR level transmitters. Signal processing is done by MultiCONT PRW process controller.
• UNICONT PJK
2008 - Zöldolaj Zrt., Halmajugra, Hungary,
Continuous level measuring and control of raw vegetable oil used in biodiesel production with guided radar level transmitters. The 4..20mA outputs of the transmitters are processed by PLC control system.
• MicroTREK HTK 201-4 : 4 pcs.
2008 - Ózdi Acélművek Kft., Ózd, Hungary,
Continuous level measuring and control of lumpy auxiliary metallurgic materials. Signal processing and control is done by a process control system on PC.
2008 - Chandigarh, India, :: Distributor: Nivelco India Pvt.
Sugar crystallization pan application: The application is very tricky since the sugar syrup in the pan (tank) is vacuumised at 600–700 mmHg while operating temperature is held at around 80°C. The syrup is continuously stirred by an 40-50 rpm agitator. Due to the evaporation and addition of crystal seeds the syrup if finally converted into crystals.