White Paper: Integrated Process Control Level Products for the Future

Types of Level Instrumentation

Smarter monitoring facilitates safer, more effective and more sustainable processes, increases uptime and extends service life, irrespective of the industry sector. Behind the scenes, it also helps to keep the infrastructure running efficiently, day-in and day-out. The value of level measurement in this sense can not be overstated whether it is for manufacturing process Measurement & Control or in inventory tank gauging. In applications such as custody transfer, the accuracy of measurements becomes a critical parameter, while in other process industrial applications, along with reasonable accuracy, the safety and reliability parameters are essential to ensuring the overall success of any enterprise. 

In a dynamic environment, the level calculation is difficult with process vessels / tanks that constantly experience changes in the behavior of the measured process fluid due to agitation, mixing, chemical reactions or drained out for downstream processes depending on the application requires. In these systems, these procedures, combined with the fact that they occur at high temperature and/or high pressure, present a safety risk to equipment and staff, which makes the degree of measurement even more important. 

Any inappropriate and insufficient control can cause rates in vessels or tanks to be excessively higher or lower than their safe operating limits, resulting in damage to the machinery, impairing the quality of the final product or causing overflow, and potentially creating safety and environmental hazards resulting in financial losses. 

ABB 's Smart Level Measurement Solutions for Continuous and Point Level Detection can be used to measure a wide variety of liquids, including corrosive, flammable and hazardous materials, while maintaining improved protection, reliability and efficiency at a lower overall cost of ownership for your operations.

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