Utility Menu

Powder/Bulk Solids

The Source for Dry Processing and Bulk Handling Technology

3D Scanners for Bulk Solid Level, Volume Measurement

December 15, 2015
The Rosemount 5708 Series 3D solids scanner
The Rosemount 5708 Series 3D solids scanner

The Rosemount 5708 Series of 3D solids scanners offers continuous measurement of level, volume, and mass of bulk solids and powders in large vessels, bins, and silos. The new series uses acoustic measurement and 3D mapping technologies to provide accurate results even when measuring uneven or sloping surfaces under dusty conditions.

The scanners provide accurate measurements of stored contents for improved process and inventory control. 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 dustiest environments.

The scanners are suitable for measuring 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 Rosemount scanner maps the uneven surface typically found in solids applications and can provide the minimum and maximum level, the total volume and a 3D visualization of the surface.

The 5708 Series includes level scanners for silos up to 16 ft diameter and 230 ft high, and there is also a version for larger vessels and silos up to 39 ft in diameter and 230 ft high. Emerson can also supply systems of multiple devices to cover large areas such as 98 x 230 ft warehouses.
Emerson Process Management, St. Louis, MO 512-834-7689 www.emersonprocess.com

For related articles, news, and equipment reviews, visit our Instrumentation & Control Equipment Zone

Click here for a List of Instrumentation & Control Equipment Manufacturers