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23.08.18 13:33 | Age of News: 274 days

LP-Series Liquid Level Transmitters are certified for intrinsic safety and flameproof protection for the Chinese market


MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC), announces the expansion of the LP-Series, the next generation of its Level Plus® liquid level transmitters to include NEPSI hazardous area approval for both intrinsic safety and flameproof protection methods.

The new LP-Series features Tank Slayer®, RefineME®, CHAMBERED and SoClean® models, based on MTS Sensors’ proprietary Temposonics® magnetostrictive sensing technology. With the NEPSI certification, the LP-Series can be used in hazardous area applications in the Chinese oil and gas, chemical and mining industries as well as sanitary applications in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. All models in this series feature an integral display and can be ordered with either Intrinsic Safety or Flameproof approval under NEPSI, INMETRO, NEC, CEC, ATEX, or IECEx.

Designed for use in bulk storage aboveground tanks, the Level Plus Tank Slayer features 4-IN-1 measurement of the product level, interface level, temperature and volume. The analog output features a single temperature point for indication whereas the existing Modbus output offers up to 16 temperature points. Tank Slayer’s ±1 mm inherent accuracy makes it highly suitable for monitoring inventory levels of refined fuels, crude oil, fuel oil, ethanol and other valuable liquids. Tank Slayer is equipped with a flexible hose that is available for tank heights up to 22m (72.2 feet).

Tank Slayer is complemented by the Level Plus RefineME level transmitter aimed at shorter process tanks in oil refineries, chemical plants and mines. RefineME has the same 4-IN-1 measurement capability but offers a wider variety of process connections, such as ANSI and DIN flanges, as well as wetted parts including Stainless Steel, Hastelloy C and Teflon. An extensive offering of mechanical packages enables this device to be used in numerous applications from reactors and alkylation tanks to additive storage tanks and sump level monitoring. RefineME is equipped with a rigid pipe for tank heights up to 7.6m (25 feet).

The Level Plus CHAMBERED is especially optimized for incorporation onto magnetic level gauge (MLG) systems, such as those found throughout refineries and chemical plants as well as boilers. The transmitter is mounted externally to the MLG to provide remote feedback in addition to the local visual measurement. CHAMBERED is compatible with most MLG manufacturers’ chambers currently on the market.

SoClean liquid level transmitters are targeted at sanitary industries including Food & Beverage and Pharmaceuticals. SoClean offers sanitary process connections with variable size Tri-clamps as well as four different mechanical end plugs to fit with individual customer needs. MTS liquid level transmitters are suitable for cleaning via steam-in-place (SIP) or clean-in-place (CIP) processes. SoClean is offered with Stainless Steel (Ra 0.64 µm / 25 µin) and Electropolished Stainless Steel (Ra 0.38 µm / 15 µin) wetted parts.

MTS Sensors liquid level transmitters present customers with a “set it and forget it” solution. Once installed and calibrated, there is no requirement for scheduled maintenance or recalibration. As a result, operating costs are significantly reduced.

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