Carbon level in tank during carbon injection

Disturbances in the continuous carbon feed have consequences on production and finished steel quality. In order to not jeopardize steel making process optimization, it is vital to have sufficient carbon supplies at all times. Ensuring sufficient supplies requires knowing the amount of available carbon in the silo and noticing when the silo’s material level becomes critically low so that the refilling process can be initiated. Either a non-contact ultrasonic sensor or a level detection tuning fork can monitor the carbon supply levels in the storage silo.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Compact sensor from 1" thread
    • Monoprobe design prevents bulk materials from sticking or jamming
    • Polished monoprobe for food applications
    • Commissioning without filling and medium calibration
    • Process temperature up to 250 °C
    • ATEX certifications (1D/2D/1G/2G) available
    • Tube extension variant (LBV331) up to 6 m and cable extension model (LBV321) up to 80 m available for vertical mounting
    • Reliable measurement, regardless of material color, transparency, gloss, or ambient light
    • Sensing range up to 8,000 mm
    • Display enables fast and flexible sensor adjustment
    • Immune to dirt, dust, humidity, and fog
    • Versatile interfaces including IO-Link available
    • Adjustable sensitivity