KLINGENBERG – Transistor instead of reed: As the first instrument of its kind, WIKA has launched a float switch with a PNP/NPN output signal. The model GLS-1000 detects the level of liquids with an accuracy of ≤ 1 mm.Read more
Level Control and Measurement
Fluid Level Control
Fluid level control is a mechanism, device or system which monitors, compares and regulates the level of liquids or gases within a process to a set value. Level control is used to adjust the level value to a safe level using electric or pneumatic signals. To provide good control, accurate measurement is paramount.
Fluid Level Measurement
Level measurement determines the position of the level relative to the top of bottom of the process fluid storage tank or silo. Level control and measurement is essential to assure the safety and profitability of industrial processes. This Technology Zone offers an insight into the latest innovations in level control and measurement of fluids.
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AURORA, IL – In refineries, gravitational separators known as “boots” are commonly found among, but not limited to, alkylation units, hydrotreaters, cokers and amine units. Extending off of the bottom of these horizontal vessels is a boot where interface can occur between the process hydrocarbons and heavier density liquids, such as residual water, HF acid, glycol or amine.
AURORA, IL – Once the petroleum refining process is complete, the results are stored at the plant until they are ready to be transported and sold. Finished refinery products are stored in tanks with capacities that often exceed 100,000 gallons. Some of the largest tanks store motor gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, fuel oils, and LPG. Marketed products also include feedstocks for textiles, tires, pharmaceuticals and plastics.Read more
The food and beverage manufacturing industry is under extreme pressure to deliver quality products to consumers that meet product specifications and pass government inspections.Read more
SignalFire Remote Sensing System with Solar-Powered Repeater Automates Liquid Storage Tank Level Monitoring
Manually monitoring the levels of six liquid tanks proved challenging for a tank farm with a terminal operating 24 hours-per-day.Read more
Magnetrol® recently visited the second largest oil refinery in California. The facility produces roughly 270,000 BPD. It primarily produces gasoline, jet fuel and diesel, in addition to propylene gas and CO2.Read more
AURORA, IL – Fluid catalytic cracking, or FCC, is a key conversion process for many petroleum refining plants. The fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) turns heavy, low-value feedstocks into high-value, lighter molecular weight hydrocarbons using a chemical catalyst.Read more