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Level measurement
Proven level technologies providing
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reliability and service in the business. In selecting ABB you are choosing a partner who is offering the best measurement solution for your needs. Aztec Pressductor® 2 | Level measurement solutions . enabling maximum return on your investment. ABB and its heritage companies have been leaders in innovation and technology for more than 100 years. When investing in ABB’s measurement products and solutions you are receiving the best technology. ABB constantly builds on the foundation of existing technologies for new applications. it is essential to measure. Research and development is a vital source of ABB’s technology leadership.Expertise in technology More than a century of experience To operate any process efficiently. actuate. record and control. and continues to develop the breakthrough technologies needed to meet the challenges of the future. We are proud to include the K-TEK level product line in the ABB family of measurement solutions.

ABB‘s measurement products portfolio: — Analytical measurements — Flow measurement — Natural gas measurement — Valve automation — Pressure measurement — Temperature measurement — Recorders and controllers — Level measurement — Device management — Force measurement — Service 1 Water and waste water | 2 Power and industrial steam | 3 Chemical and petrochemical | 4 Oil and gas | 5 Pulp and paper | 6 Minerals | 7 Metals 8 Food and beverage | 9 Pharmaceuticals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Level measurement solutions | 3 . Latest innovations deliver technological solutions to make it easier for you to run your plant. easy to integrate. providing a common look and feel and method of operation. and easy to maintain. This results in products that are easy to configure.Comprehensive measurement solutions Serving any industry ABB measurement products provide world-class measurement solutions for any industry. ABB’s measurement products are based on common technology. utility or municipality.

ABB offers the most complete level measurement product line in the world 4 | Level measurement solutions .

Level measurement solutions | 5 . transmitters and switches. ABB has the right technology for liquid or solids level detection needs. ABB now offers the most complete level measurement product line in the world. saving time and expense during a startup — Largest selection of agency approved level switch technologies in the market — Measurement solutions for both liquid and solids level applications Whether an application requires a cutting-edge solution. or ultra high pressure magnetic level gauges. and ABB’s existing hydrostatic level product lines. ABB offers a wide breadth of level technologies. certifications and approvals to meet the needs of the most demanding applications. ABB provides reliable level solutions – no matter how difficult the application may be. From tall grain silos to high pressure boilers and process vessels. — Precision engineered instruments built to specific customer requirements — SIL2/3 certified transmitters — Products that are easy to commission and calibrate. With the recent acquisition of K-TEK. a market leader in level detection. ABB has the proven technology to provide solutions for the most difficult level applications for both liquids and solids.Level measurement is a critical process parameter used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications around the world. such as the non-contact laser or ultrasonic level transmitter.

High pressure separators. the same magnetic level float can be used to actuate limit switches or continuous level transmitting devices without disturbing existing piping or vessels. When accurate specifications of the fluids are provided. Both fluid levels need to be measured on a continuous basis without disrupting the operation of the oil and gas processing plant. Other suitable technologies for the oil and gas industry — MT series guided wave radar level transmitters — MW05 MagWave level system — AT series magnetostrictive level transmitters — Vibrating fork level switches — Gauge and differential pressure level transmitters — LM7100 LevelMaster liquid level sensor KM26 magnetic level gauge installed on a separator 6 | Level measurement solutions . On and offshore oil and gas production facilities have some of the most challenging level measurement applications in the exploration industry. interface density differences as low as 0. Since the vessel contents are totally contained within the float chamber. contain two separate fluids in the same vessel – as when oil floats on top of water. This allows for easy integration of leveling technology into the distributed control systems (DCS). a technology with interface capabilities is required. To accurately accomplish this. for example.04 specific gravity can be accurately measured.Measure two fluids in the same vessel? Absolutely. Installation and modification can be administered while the platform is on-line. The ABB solution The KM26 magnetic level gauge and AT200 magnetostrictive level transmitter utilize precision engineered floats that are specifically designed to float with half their volume in the upper fluid and half in the lower fluid.

no glass in contact with the process and ultra high pressure and temperature ratings. ABB has the solution for the toughest level application.“Smart“ level gauge beyond the sight glass In today‘s global chemical industry. Other suitable technologies for the chemical industry — MT series guided wave radar level transmitters — AT series magnetostrictive level transmitters — RS80 vibrating fork level switch — Gauge and differential pressure level transmitters KM26/AT200 installed on a chemical storage tank Level measurement solutions | 7 . The ABB solution The KM26 magnetic level gauge provides safe. From radar and magnetostrictive. the magnetic level gauge addresses many of the traditional challenges faced by older technology sight glass gauges. ASME code manufacturing standards ensure long lasting performance with little or no maintenance. Continuous and point level measurement instrumentation provide the accuracy and reliability needed by chemical manufacturers worldwide. process optimization and waste reduction is crucial. With limited leak paths. to non-contact ultrasonic and laser technologies. reliable liquid level measurement with the added ability of optional transmitters and switches to make the KM26 a truly ”smart“ level gauge.

critical issues of overflow prevention and maintaining level measurement accuracy is crucial. even in the harshest environments. plant operators require reliable level measurement solutions to manage high pressure and temperature applications. Instrumentation designed for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are ideal to maintain the margin of safety and reliability required. Because of the inherent danger found in refineries. The guided wave radar’s self-monitoring capability continually checks for any faults that could cause device failures or false indications.A new level of safety for the refining industry In the hazardous refining industry environment. Other suitable technologies for the refining industry — KM26 magnetic level gauge — RS80 vibrating fork level switches — TX thermal dispersion level/flow switches — Gauge and differential pressure level transmitters The only level transmitters to receive IEC 61508 certification for operation in SIL2 environments 8 | Level measurement solutions . and the magnetostrictive transmitter’s strong electrical return pulse provides highly reliable measurements. These two technologies offer the best in safety and reliable communication. The ABB solution The ABB MT series of guided wave radars and AT series of magnetostrictive transmitters are the only level transmitters in the world to be IEC 61508 certified for operation in SIL2 (Safety Integrity Level 2) environments and are SIL3 approved with redundancy. Only ABB offers certified guided wave radar and magnetostrictive level transmitters to the exacting IEC 61508 safety standard.

Featuring a single probe transmitter in a standard 1. Power plants often have high pressure and temperature applications where accuracy is critical. the MagWave provides the measurement capabilities of a coaxial probe without the potential for fouling. Other suitable technologies for the power industry — KM26 magnetic level gauge — AT series magnetostrictive level transmitters — MT series guided wave radar level transmitters — Gauge and differential pressure level transmitters MW05 MagWave level system installed at a solar power plant Level measurement solutions | 9 .5 inch secondary chamber. In an effort to improve plant heatrate and overall system efficiencies. The MagWave combines a highly visible magnetic level indicator with the precise level measurement of a guided wave radar transmitter. Redundant level control can be achieved by adding a magnetostrictive transmitter or switch to the float chamber. ABB offers advanced level measurement technologies for both liquids and solids that accurately and consistently provide process level measurement and control in power plant environments. power generating facilities around the globe are rapidly upgrading antiquated level instruments with ABB technology.The power to improve plant efficiency The ability to produce safe. efficient power is essential to a modern society. The ABB solution The K-TEK MagWave dual chamber redundant level system has a proven record of improving feedwater heater reliablity in power plants around the world.

Other suitable technologies for the water and wastewater industries — LM80 laser level transmitter — KCAP series RF capacitance switches — SP60 vibrating fork level switch K10C ultrasonic transducer installed at a wastewater facility. Often the chemical and physical properties of the processed water can change drastically with composition from different acids. Also. flocculants. With global privatization of the water industry. highly accurate measurements and solutions will continue to be required. 10 | Level measurement solutions . Customer preferences are shifting to noncontact level measurement.A level solution for open channel flow measurement Reliable water level measurement in the treatment unit of any industrial plant or utilities can present challenges to level measurement instrumentation. surfactants or other water treatment processes. ultrasonic technology has sophisticated electronics and software that allow for flow measurement of flumes or weirs. Along with traditional level measurement. traditional contact level methods often mandate the usage of special metals or coatings. The ABB solution ABB‘s non-contact ultrasonic level transmitters and transducers provide the accuracy needed for surface foam conditions of many water and wastewater industry applications. These constant changes in water makeup prevent many traditional level technologies from working accurately.

near infared laser beam can effectively reach the bottom of the narrow ore pass. The LM200‘s focused. LM200 and LM80. The ABB family of laser level transmitters.Pioneering new process controls for sustainability Safety and process control are among the primary concerns when working in a mining environment. ABB offers a comprehensive selection of level measurement technologies and products used in the mining industry for both liquids and solids. The ABB solution Inventory levels in ore passes. proven technologies./60 m in depth with only 16 ft. The variety of different level applications in mining requires unique. bins and detection of plugged chutes. provide the solution. providing continuous level measurement to ensure production efficiency and safety. The harsh environment and physical constraints of the ore passes prevent the use of most level technologies. which can reach up to 200 ft. represent one of the most difficult and extreme level applications in an underground mine. inventory measurement in silos. Other suitable technologies for the mining industry — Vibrating fork level switches — AT series magnetostrictive level transmitters — Ultrasonic transmitters — Blocked chute detection LM80 laser installed on ore surge bin Level measurement solutions | 11 . The LM80 provides unique and reliable level measurement solution for a variety of mining level measurement applications such as crusher level control./5 m diameter.

As a comprehensive provider of level measurement products. When a complete level measurement system is designed with the right combination of field indicators and controllers. The ability to offer the best switch technology for a given application sets ABB apart from other manufacturers. ABB level switches are categorized into two groups: magnetic/float based and electronic. are an important part of a well designed process level control system.Level Switch Technologies Field Indicators & Controllers Level switches. ABB field indicators and controllers for level — Quad channel controllers — Wireless communication transmitter — Loop powered digital indicator — Digital process monitors — External relays ABB level switch technologies — Buoyancy — Magnetically-coupled — Thermal dispersion — Vibrating fork — RF Capacitance — Rotary paddle — Ultrasonic TX thermal dispersion installed for a flow/level application 12 | Level measurement solutions WT8000 wireless communiction transmitter node at base of caustic tank . ABB offers a variety of indicators and controllers that complement field instrumentation to provide customers with total level solutions. the highest degree of level detection and control can be achieved. both mechanical and electronic. Both groups offer inherent features and benefits that provide the proven reliability required by our global customers. Their ability to accurately and repeatedly detect level is crucial and is often the last warning before a major upset or catastrophic failure.

The LevelMaster provides not only an accurate level gauge. The LevelMaster combines the industry‘s most innovative hardware and software to address the unique custodymeasurement and operational needs of tank-level management. sanitary and aseptic connections in compliance with 3-A sanitary standards allowing a trouble-free application fit. When safety is paramount. wafer. including Hastelloy C-2000. FOUNDATION Fieldbus and wireless HART connectivity. ABB can also offer special seals to meet individual process requirements./7. threaded union. an RTD measures the liquid temperature at the load line. welded bushing. A wide variety of system fill fluids allow ABB 2600T transmitters to operate with process media temperature ranging from -100°C/-150°F or up to 375°C/ 700°F. but also an accurate measurement of the oil and water interface. flange mounting. Inconel 625 in addition to reliable treatments such as gold plating. water and emulsion levels up to 25 ft. 266T differential pressure transmitter installed for a digester level applicaton Unlike other level-sensing technologies.6 m deep. such as tees. anti-stick Diaflex and Teflon coated wetted parts are available. anti-abrasion. the 2600T can be connected to any host.1 in.25 mm. the 2600T provides lasting reliable measurement even in vacuum. Ex otic materials. the 2600T will add performance and reliability to any Safety level measurement system. With HART./1. for trustworthy oil sales. high temperature conditions. LevelMaster floats can measure oil. pulp and paper connections. Super Duplex. With standard all-welded diaphragm seal construction./2. with a standard relative accuracy of 0. the 2600T is the right choice. The ABB solution The 2600T series gauge and differential pressure transmitters are an ideal solution for these types of level applications. A complete range of process connections. Certified to IEC61508 for SIS loops up to SIL3 (1002D).5 mm or optional high precision relative accuracy of 0. Floats can be installed to measure only the top surface level (single float) or both surface and interface levels (dual floats).05 in. viscous or has a tendency to crystallize or solidify. An extensive range of wetted process materials provides long lasting reliability for even the most difficult applications.Gauge and differential pressure level transmitters Liquid level sensors for tank level measurement The chemical processing industry has a variety of extreme level measurement challenges such as open and closed tank applications in hazardous areas where the process media is highly corrosive. LevelMaster provides precise levels without having to continuously adjust for changes in the unpredictalbe properties of storage tank liquids. LevelMaster installed on oil tank batteries Level measurement solutions | 13 . In addition to measuring the liquid levels. PROFIBUS.

Magnetic Level Gauge Switches Buoyancy Level Switches LS Series MS10/MS50 MS8D/MS8F X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X MT5000 MT5100 MT5200 LM80 LM200 SS140XP Oil and gas X X Refining X X Chemical X X X Power generation X X X Pharmaceutical & biotech X X Magnetic Level Gauges KM26 AT100 AT200 AT500 AT600 Ultrasonic Level Transmitters & Switches MS30/MS40 MS41 PS35/45 Laser Level Transmitters KSONIKI/III KSONIK MICRO KSONIK MICRO LP Transducers Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitters Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters Reliable level solutions A comprehensive offering by industry Industries Transportation (railcars) X Food & beverage X X X X X X Wastewater X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Marine X X Agriculture X X X X Steel X X X X Defense/military X Plastics X X X Mining Rock. sand and gravel Pulp & paper 14 | Level measurement solutions X X X X X .

Gauge and Differential Pressure Level Transmitters Liquid Level Sensors X X X X X X X X X X X X X X RF Level Controls LevelMaster 7100 Field Indicators & Controllers Specialty Level Switches Vibrating Fork Level Switches Thermal Dispersion Level Switches 2600T Series KVIEW10/100 DPM100 LPM200 IR/PP10 KCAP300/400 A75 A02 TX TS RS85 GP50/SP60 A22. CP2 AT200VP AT500MD Chute Master ST95 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Level measurement solutions | 15 .

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