Vibrating Rod for Sediment Level Detection

Model: VR-21 SED and VR-41 SED

Used to detect the level of settled sediment or solid materials in a tank containing liquids, the VR-21 SED and VR-41 SED function by vibrating until the settled solid material reach the level of the rod. These vibrating rods can be wired to an alarm panel or horn to alert when sediment has reached the probe's level. The standard model VR-21 SED has a 7.37" insertion length and is recommended for use on the tank wall. The VR-41 SED model is a rigid extended vibrating rode for top mounting applications. It is custom made to fit the needs of the application with extensions from 13 inches to 13 feet long.

  • Detects the level of sediment and solid material settled in a tank containing liquids
  • Used to detect the level of salt, lime, chemicals, silt and sediment at water treatment plants
  • Food and beverage manufacturing, chemical or metal processing, pulp and paper making and mining operations
  • Measure sediment in brine or soak tanks or sand and silt in tanks at mines or quarries
  • Ash, carbon, lime, silt and mud settled under water
  • Coarse and fine sediment in tanks at hydroelectric power stations
  • Unique “blade” probe design reduces false alarms caused by buildup
  • No calibration required
  • Wear and maintenance free
  • No moving parts
  • Three sensitivity adjustments
  • Universal power supply
  • Self-cleaning sensor
  • Remote electronics available
  • Custom lengths from 19” to 19’
  • Switch selectable high/low fail-safe

Power Requirements: Wide range 20-250V AC/DC

Relay: DPDT 

Time Delay: 1 second from stop of vibration, 2 to 5 seconds for start of vibration

Ambient Temp: -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)

Process Temp: To 176°F standard

(80°C); to 284°F high temp (140°C)

Pressure: 145 psi

Enclosure: Die cast aluminum, NEMA 4, 5 & 12

Probe: 304 stainless steel, 13” to 13’ insertion length

Mounting: 1-1/2” NPT

Materials Densities: From 1.25 lb./cu. ft.