The Consumer Guide to Capacitance and Radar Contact Level Gauges / Edition 3

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A newly updated and completely independent guide to the world's capacitance and radar contact level gauges ranked by performance and supplier.

The guide contains technical information about evaluating and applying these level gauges with pointers for installation, such as material, vapor, vessel, sensor, and electrical considerations. Tables include the types of level gauges and selected features that are available from each supplier, along with their country of origin or source.

This guide is indispensable for designers, engineers, owners and end users of level gauges. See where your level gauge ranks and use this guide to help you choose your next capacitance and radar contact level gauge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932095111
  • Publisher: Copperhill & Pointer, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/18/2007
  • Edition description: SPITZER & BOYES, LLC
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 100

Table of Contents

0.0 Disclaimer
1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Level Measurement Systems
2.1 Material Interfaces
2.2 Level Measurement Sensors and Transmitters
2.3 Mechanical Level Measurement Systems
2.4 Level Measurement Systems With Fluid Contact
2.5 Level Measurement Systems Without Fluid Contact
2.6 Externally-Mounted Level Measurement Systems
2.7 Open Channel Flow Measurement Sytems
2.8 Measured Quantity
2.9 Typical Applications
3.0 3.0 Capacitance and Radar Contact Level Measurement Technology
3.1 Capacitance Level Measurement
3.2 Capacitance Level Measurement Sensors
3.3 Radar Contact Level Measurement
3.4 Radar Contact Level Measurement Sensors
4.0 Transmitter Design
4.1 Analog Transmitters
4.2 Digital Transmitters
4.3 Fieldbus Transmitters
4.4 Wireless Transmitters
5.0 Supplier Data
5.1 Process Limits
5.2 Ambient Limits
5.3 Installation/Maintenance (Sensor)
5.4 Transmitter
5.5 Installation/Maintenance (Transmitter)
5.6 Reference Performance
5.7 Operating Effects
6.0 Supplier Data Analysis
6.1 Process Limits
6.2 Ambient Limits
6.3 Installation/Maintenance (Sensor)
6.4 Transmitter
6.5 Installation/Maintenance (Transmitter)
6.6 Reference Performance
6.7 Operating Effects
7.0 Summary of Analysis
8.0 Level Measurement System Performance
8.1 Accuracy Statements
8.2 Measurement Range
8.3 Data Analysis
9.0 Reference Performance
9.1 Level Sensor
9.2 Effect of Transmitter Accuracy on Level Measurement
9.3 Digital Output vs. AnalogOutput Performance
10.0 Actual Performance
10.1 Ambient Temperature Effects
10.2 Operating Temperature Effects (Sensor)
10.3 Process Pressure Effects
10.4 Vapor Space Effects
10.5 Vapor/Material Interface Effects
10.6 Material Composition Effects
10.7 Coating Effects
10.8 Effects of Level Measurement Error
11.0 Supplier Performance Claims
11.1 High Accuracy
11.2 Capacitance Level Measurement Not Affected by Dielectric Constant
11.3 Radar Level Measurement Not Affected by Electrical Conductivity
11.4 Measure Large Distances
12.0 Installation Considerations
12.1 Characteristics of the Material
12.2 Vapor Considerations
12.3 Vessel Considerations
12.4 Sensor Considerations
12.5 Electrical Installation
12.6 Level Transmitter Calibration
12.7 Ambient Conditions
13.0 Accessories
13.1 Level Sensors
13.2 Level Transmitters
13.3 Level Transmitter Signals
14.0 Explanation of Attachments
15.0 Contact Level Gauge Supplier Profiles
15.1 The Major Suppliers of Capacitance and Radar Contact Level Gauges
15.2 Long-Standing Suppliers of Capacitance Level Gauges
15.3 Manufacturers Located Outside of North America
15.4 Private-Label and Catalog Suppliers
15.5 Summary

Capacitance and Radar Contact Level Gauge Categories
Availability of Selected Features
Reference Accuracy by Various Tank Heights
Products and Specifications by Supplier

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