80 GHz Non-Contact Radar for Liquids

Model: NCR-84

The NCR-84 is an 80 GHz radar used for continuous, non-contact level measurement in liquids. It is designed specifically for precise, reliable measurement in challenging conditions specific to liquids such as excessive steam, vapor, condensation, or surface foam. The signal is focused in a very narrow beam angle, allowing for precise aiming to avoid obstructions in the tank such as agitators, mixers, fittings, or heating coils. The NCR-84 is also appropriate for use in tanks with turbulent product surfaces, viscous media, and pastes. 

This sensor is offered in threaded, flange and hygienic versions for a wide variety of industries and applications, plus a plastic antenna option for use in low pressure or temperature ranges. The threaded 1-1/2” version makes it convenient to mount existing small process fittings without the expense of costly mounting modifications. An optional ¾” NPT process fitting makes it easy to mount in small tanks and space-constrained areas. 

Applications
Features
Specifications
Literature
Applications
  • Storage tanks containing a wide variety of aggressive or volatile liquids
  • Small vessels or space-constrained areas, such as in pilot plants
  • In mixers or vessels with agitators
  • Retrofitting existing tanks at existing facilities without costly modifications
  • Transport containers for chemicals and additives
  • Tall and narrow vessels storing juice, milk, or beer 
  • Vessels with changing pressure such as carbonated beverages or wine
  • Tanks used for processing, mixing, or storing edible liquids or pasty foods
  • Mixing tanks for yogurt, sauces, or soups
  • Petroleum processing and storage tanks from crude oil to finished products
  • Non-contact measurement of byproducts from petroleum or chemical processing
Features
  • Simple setup via BinDisc, smartphone, or tablet
  • Simple setup and commissioning, even in complex vessels
  • Threaded, flange and hygienic options for a wide variety of industries and applications
  • Option for process fittings as small as ¾” for use on very small mounting sockets 
  • Compact design for reliable measurement in small tanks
  • Narrow beam angle avoids obstructions and interference from buildup
  • Precise signal focusing to avoid obstructions or for use in confined spaces
  • High accuracy, even when sensor is mounted near the tank wall
  • Unaffected by changes in material density, temperature, or pressure
  • Chemical resistant construction for long service life in harsh conditions
  • Hygienic fittings for compliance in food and pharmaceutical applications
     
Specifications

Frequency: 80 GHz
Measuring Range: 98 feet (30 m)
Accuracy: ≤ 0.04 inches (1 mm)
Power Requirements: 12-35 V DC
Enclosure Rating: Available protection ratings up to IP68
Antenna Type: Encapsulated PTFE
Process Temperature:  -321° to +392°F (-196° to +200 °C)
Ambient Temperature: -40° to +176°F (-40°-to +80 °C)
Process Pressure: -1 to 25 bar (-100 to 2500 kPa/- 4.5 to 362.6 psig)
Housing Material: Plastic, stainless steel, or aluminum in single or double-chamber versions

Literature
Name
Document No.
NCR84-0319-BLC