New 80 GHz compact radar transmitters for hassle-free level measurement 

July 31, 2020

  • Compact radar extends transmitters into applications with vapor and dusty requirements
  • Bluetooth wireless technology delivers fast and effortless commissioning
  • Wide range of liquids and solids applications in practically all market segments including energy, mining, aggregates and water 

Siemens presents Sitrans LR100 series 80 GHz radar transmitters, compact instruments with a narrow beam for flexible installations in existing vessel openings or even non-intrusively through plastic vessels. The transmitters’ 80GHz high frequency delivers robust, reliable measurements even in challenging environments such as those with vapors, condensation, turbulence, or solids. The custom microchip technology delivers fast response and extremely high sensitivity to detect even the weakest of signals.

 

The series consists of three products: Sitrans LR100 for basic measurement to 26 feet, Sitrans LR110 with communication and hazardous approvals options and range to 49 feet, Sitrans LR120 with communication, longest range to 98 feet and optional submergence shield for flooding protection. 2-wire loop powered with HART, low energy consumption and fast start up makes these radar transmitters ideal for CSO (combined sewer overflow) applications.

 

The transmitters’ dependable readings reduce workers' exposure to hazardous situations: no need to climb tanks, lean out over sumps, or crawl into confined spaces to maintain instruments. The zero blanking distance allows measurement right up to the sensor thereby allowing greater use the vessel capacity. And two-millimeter accuracy enhances operational safety through precise measurement through the full range of the application.

 

All this robust performance is wrapped in an IP68 submersible housing constructed of corrosion resistant PVDF. Simple commissioning is achieved with the Bluetooth interface and the Sitrans mobile IQ App or the Sitrans RD150 remote display. In remote areas connected to the Sitrans RTU3030C remote terminal unit, critical data can be transmitted as well as remote servicing can be performed.

 

Integrating critical level readings or process control data into operations can unlock new opportunities to react to inventory demands, safety concerns, analyze processes and identify areas for improvement. Users can monitor level measurements or diagnostic and maintenance information from the comfort of the control room or via the SITRANS Mobile IQ App.

 

For more information, please see www.usa.siemens.com/level

 

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 75,000 employees internationally.

 

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.