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Krohne Announces it Now Manufactures Range of Level Products in the U.S.
April 21, 2015
Krohne, Inc. recently announced that it now produces a wide range of level products at its Peabody, MA facility, offering a 10-day lead time for its level products, as well as enhanced sales and service capabilities.
After an investment in tooling and inventory, and the addition of production personnel, Krohne now provides made-in-the-U.S. convenience for the OPTIFLEX 1100 C time domain reflectometry (TDR) level instrument for low cost or OEM type applications; the OPITFLEX 2200 C/F TDR for process industries with high pressure or high temperature applications; and the OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar level meter for liquid applications.
The OPTIFLEX 1100 C TDR level instrument, a 2-wire loop-powered TDR level meter designed for continuous level measurement of liquids and solids, has a 5-step setup procedure featuring easy menu navigation without opening the housing. With a measuring range up to 20 meters (65.6 feet) for liquids, and 10 meters (32.8 feet) for solids, this model works well for process temperatures up to 100°C (212°F) and pressures up to 16 bar(g) /232 pounds per square inch gage (psig). All probes and process connections are made of stainless steel.
The OPTIFLEX 2200 C/F level meter for liquids and solids features software-based dynamic parasite rejection (DPR) technology, which eliminates false reflections caused by environmental disturbances and product build-up. The 2-wire device is the newest addition to Krohne's guided radar level meters. This model is a device for tank and silo applications in the chemical industry, as well as in the oil and gas, energy, waste water, mining or pulp and paper sectors. It is designed for replacing traditional level meters that require higher maintenance, including displacer, RF capacitance, conductive and pressure level meters. The OPTIFLEX 2200 C/F has been designed and developed for use in SIL 2 safety-related systems, in accordance with IEC 61508 functional safety requirements.
Also now made in the U.S. is the OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F, a new 10 GHz FMCW radar level meter for liquid applications in up to a 30 meter/98 foot measuring range. The 2-wire loop powered device measures level and volume in storage or process tanks with process conditions up to 250°C/482°F and pressures up to 40 bar/580 psi. The OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F also meets IEC 61508 requirements for safety-related systems.