The new generation of concentration measurement during the production process

28.03.2018

More than 35 years of experience in online concentration measurement have significantly contributed to the development of Anton Paar’s new generation of process sensors for density, sound velocity, and combined density and sound velocity measurement.

More than 35 years of experience in online concentration measurement have significantly contributed to the development of Anton Paar’s new generation of process sensors for density, sound velocity, and combined density and sound velocity measurement.

Density sensors

Anton Paar’s new generation of process density sensors consists of 3 types: For demanding applications, the L-Dens 7000 process density sensor series which is able to control process media at the utmost accuracy up to 5 x 10-5 g/cm³, the budget-friendly L-Dens 3300 for low flow rates and 3-digit accuracy, and the flexible and small OEM module L-Dens 2300 for integration into systems or instruments. All versions are used for measuring true density values, concentration values such as °API, °Brix or %Diet and also for product detection, interface detection, product blending, and fiscal measurement.

Sound velocity sensors

L-Sonic represents the new generation of Anton Paar’s sound velocity sensors. The L-Sonic sensors are available in 2 types – a fork-type L-Sonic 5100 for insertion into large pipes and tanks, and a tube-type L-Sonic 6100 for low flow rates and installation in small pipes. Powerful digital signal processing supports the high tolerance to bubbles to ensure a highly accurate and stable measurement at all times. L-Sonic sound velocity sensors are, for example, used for inline measurement of concentration, media purity, interface detection, and product identification.

Combination of density and sound velocity

L-Com 5500 completes Anton Paar’s portfolio of new sensors for online concentration measurement. It combines both measuring technologies – density and sound velocity – within one single instrument for the measurement of 3-component mixtures. L-Com 5500 provides the highest accuracy and smallest sensor dimensions on the market. The sensor is used, for example, for measuring alcohol-extract-water in beer production or chemical mixtures such as NaOH-NaCl-water.

Together, the sensors stand for the highest measurement accuracy in the narrowest space, which enables measurement at the most efficient places in plant installations. The modular sensor platform includes suitable materials, process connections, and electrical interfaces to contribute to a simple and cost-efficient integration.

Process instrumentation controller

The new transmitter Pico 3000 has been launched together with the new sensor generation. It makes the sensors complete stand-alone solutions. Data management directly at the sensor is either possible via the Pico 3000 Software and/or the optional high-quality display. Besides analog interfaces different fieldbuses are available to connect to the most common PLCs and flow computers.

To find out more about these robust and highly accurate process sensors, perfectly adapted to your preferences and requirements.