3D scanner for continuous solids measurement

12 January 2015

Emerson Process Management has introduced the Rosemount 5708 Series of 3D solids scanners for the continuous measurement of level, volume and mass of bulk solids and powders in large vessels, bins and silos. 

The scanners use acoustic measurement and 3D mapping technologies to provide accurate and reliable results, even when measuring uneven or sloping surfaces under dusty conditions.

Rosemount 5708 Series 3D solids scanners are said to provide accurate measurements of stored contents for improved process and inventory control. Unlike laser-based technologies that can take several hours to take measurements and require the process to be shut down, Rosemount 3D Solids Scanners provide continuous volume measurements that are representative of the material’s surface. They can measure practically any kind of material, including difficult-to-measure fly ash and materials with a low dielectric that would challenge other technologies. The self-cleaning design requires low maintenance even when used in the dusty environments.

The scanners can measure solids in silos, large open bins, bulk solid storage rooms, stockpiles and warehouses. There are models to deliver either level data only or both level and volume data using intuitive monitoring software. The scanner maps the uneven surface typically found in solids applications and can provide the minimum and maximum level, the total volume and a 3D visualisation of the surface.

The Rosemount 5708 series includes level scanners for silos up to 5m diameter and 70m height, and there is also a version for larger vessels and silos up to 12m diameter and 70m height. 

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