Bob, Radar, Ultrasonic, or 3D Scanners, which one works best for measuring levels of water and solids?
asked 9 February 2016 asked by theH2Oman (630 points)
Hey there, 3D scanners are probably the best option. They give you measurements of mass, volume, and level so you have a complete picture of what is going on. You can literally measure just about anything with them, but their range can be limited. The Rosemount 5708 from Emerson, for example, gives you readings that are up to 16 feet across and 230 feet in depth. In a pinch, however, all of those scanner options can provide you with at least a partial picture of what you have going on. Something is always better than nothing.
Hi, can you specify what is the application and the measuring environment : pipe, wet well, sedimentation tank ? You need only levels? What size of the facility ? How deep? It is tough to know what technology works best without knowing the environment.