Radiometric Level Sensor
Radiometric Level Sensor operates based on measuring the intensity of radiation passing through the material being measured. It typically consists of a radioactive source and a detector placed on opposite sides of the material vessel. The radioactive source emits gamma or beta radiation, which passes through the material and is detected by the sensor. The intensity of the detected radiation is used to determine the level of the material.
Radiometric Level Sensors are suitable for measuring the level of solids, liquids, and slurries in various storage vessels, including silos, tanks, and pipelines. They can provide continuous level monitoring and are often used in applications where other level measurement technologies may not be suitable or accurate, such as in high-temperature environments, extreme pressures, or with materials that have low dielectric constants.
These sensors offer reliable and precise level measurement, unaffected by factors like dust, temperature, pressure, or vapor. They can be used for continuous level monitoring, interface detection, and density profiling of the material. Additionally, they can be integrated with control systems for automated process control and inventory management.
It’s important to note that the use of Radiometric Level Sensors involves the handling of radioactive materials, which requires compliance with strict safety regulations and guidelines to ensure worker and environmental safety. Proper installation, shielding, and maintenance procedures are necessary to mitigate any potential risks associated with the use of radioactive sources.