Emerson has introduced new features to the Rosemount 5708 3D solids scanner to help users optimize the measurement of stored grain, cement, food stocks, plastic products, and other solids.
The material distribution of solids within a storage vessel is rarely even, and when most of the material lies outside the center of gravity (COG), it produces stresses that can cause the vessel to tilt or even collapse. The scanner’s new center of gravity feature allows the user to implement a COG of the vessel. If the material has moved out of its defined COG space, the software will generate an alert, enabling appropriate action to be taken, minimizing risk to assets and personnel.
The new virtual sections feature helps to optimize filling and emptying processes by dividing a large vessel into as many as 99 individually monitored sections that will provide the user with average, minimum, and maximum level for each section. This enables better understanding of material flow and movement, and filling points can then be switched to ensure even distribution of material across the whole surface area. This eliminates the need for manual surveys of material distribution, thereby improving worker safety.
Emerson, St. Louis, MO 314-553-2000 emerson.com
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