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Endress+Hauser releases FMR5X radar level transmitters

Oilfield Technology,

Endress+Hauser has released a new Micropilot FMR5X series of free space radar level transmitters.

The FMR5X can be used to measure level or volume. The liquids can be measured in metal or plastic tanks, stilling wells, bypass chambers or other vessels up to 131 ft high with standard units or 197 ft with enhanced dynamics option. The instrument can also be used to detect minimum or maximum levels to prevent overfilling or empty tanks.

Models with 0.078 in. accuracy are available for measuring liquids or solids in basic applications in the chemical, oil and gas, life science, food, water/wastewater and energy industries.

The FMR5X is equipped with multi echo tracking algorithms that ensure that interference echoes – for example, echoes from edges, weld seams, other instruments, baffles, agitators and heating coils – are not interpreted as level echoes. Multi echo tracking uses self learning algorithms that build short term and long term history to check the echoes for plausibility and increased reliability.

A linearization table up to 32 points can be entered either manually or semi-automatically. This function provides a linear 4-20mA output signal for spheres horizontal cylindrical tanks and vessels with a conical outlet. Linearisation can also be used to convert the level measurement into volume or mass engineering units.

The FMR5X’s HistoROM data management function allows fast and easy commissioning, maintenance and diagnostics. The HistoROM allows a user to replace the instrument module quickly and simply by installing it into the housing; it automatically uploads the configuration to the new module in the instrument. It also continuously backs up all relevant data. 

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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