LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, U.S. — BinMaster’s new non-contact radar level sensor provides a solution for measuring liquid levels in storage tanks.

The BinMaster NCR-84 80 GHz radar is designed specifically for measurement in liquid conditions, including excessive steam, vapor, condensation or surface foam. The signal is focused in a very narrow beam angle, allowing for precise aiming to avoid obstructions in the tank such as agitators, mixers, fittings or heating coils.

The NCR-84 is also appropriate for use in tanks with turbulent product surfaces, viscous media, and slurries.

This sensor is offered in threaded, flange and hygienic versions for a wide variety of industries and applications, plus a plastic antenna option for use in low pressure or temperature ranges.

The threaded 1-1/2-inch version mounts in existing small process fittings without the expense of costly mounting modifications.

An optional ¾-inch NPT process fitting makes it easy to mount in small tanks and space-constrained areas, while its compact design makes reliable measurement possible in small tanks. Hygienic and 3A fittings are available for use in food and pharmaceutical applications where sanitary standards apply.

Data from the NCR-84 can be sent to the BinView web application or Binventory software for live data monitoring from a smartphone, tablet or PC. For real-time data access in the plant near the tanks, the DPM-100 digital panel meter can display readings in gallons, headspace or level for multiple tanks.

This liquid level sensor offers plant-friendly operation and is compatible within a network of many types of sensors. Setup and diagnostics can be done in minutes using the BinDisc module under the unit lid. The NCR-84 is simple to configure and commission, even in complex vessels, BinMaster said. Plus, its encapsulated PFTE antenna is resistant to buildup and is maintenance free.