Product Details Supplier Info More products

Burkert has expanded both the range and media types that can be measured using non-contact radar technology, with the introduction of the Type 8136, 8137 and 8138 modular radar transmitters.

The addition of the new radar sensors allows level measuring in normal, aggressive and hygienic operating environments, at pressures up to 40 bar and temperatures (on hygiene transmitters) to 150C, providing the facility for CIP and SIP.

The addition of the new radar sensors to Burkert’s existing ranges of ultrasonic, guided microwave and vibrating level sensors means that Burkert can now measure open-channel flow and tank levels for a broad range of solids and liquids covering 95 per cent of all level applications, with dielectric values as low as 1.7.

The radar sensors offer operating benefits across a wide range of process industries, including food and beverages (especially breweries and dairies), pharmaceuticals, water treatment (pure water and sewage) and pulp and paper.

They are reliable, non-contact devices that are suitable for CIP and SIP processes and are impervious to atmospheric conditions such as temperature, pressure, dust, vapour and condensate.

The base unit in the new sensor range, the Type 8136, is a modular radar transmitter designed for simple process applications – typically measuring flow in open channels or levels in open tanks – as a superior alternative to ultrasonic transmitters.

The device is designed for use at pressures up to 3 bar maximum and fluid temperatures of 80C.

It is supplied with threaded connections G/NPT 11/2in and is supported by optional mounting brackets.

Developed for demanding applications, the Type 8137 operates at temperatures up to 130C and pressures up to 40 bar.

Using optimised antenna, the device can measure at distances up to 30m, even in aggressive environments.

In common with the Type 8136, the 8137 is supplied as standard with G/NPT 1.1/2in, but with the added options of DIN and ANSI flange connections.

The final unit in the new range, the Type 8138, has been developed specifically for hygienic applications in food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

The 8138 can operate at fluid temperatures up to 150C and, depending on the flange connection employed, at pressures up to 16 bar.

These extreme operating parameters, plus the hygienic design of the 8138’s flange connections, ensure that cleaning and steam sterilisation of the device can be carried out to the highest possible regulatory standards.

The Type 8138 is equipped with a Triclamp 2in connection as standard, with Varivent DN25 as well as DN50 and DN100 DIN-flanges also available.

All the sensors in the new range can be delivered with or without displays.

They will shortly be joined by versions suitable for potentially explosive atmospheres, according to Ex ia IIC T6, for zones 1/2G and 2G.

Certification for these devices is planned but not yet carried out.

Burkert is supporting the new radar sensors with intuitive Pactware – an industry-standard software platform.

This provides a configuration tool with a PC using HART communication and DTMs.

The software allows simple configuration of custom tank-configurations and provides easily selectable pre-programmed open-channel flow configurations and also false echo suppression, among many other features.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Burkert Fluid Control Systems has been manufacturing products and systems for over 60 years that can be used wherever fluid media and gases need to be measured, controlled and regulated.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems has been manufacturing products and systems for over 60 years that can be used wherever fluid media and gases need to be measured, controlled and regulated.Whether the application is filling, level, flow, pressure or temperature we have a solution and a uniquely comprehensive range of products to handle it, including solenoid, process and analytical valves, pneumatic actuation, sensors and controllers.

For Burkert it is not enough to simply offer individual products.Our aim is to provide complete system and application solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers.Tell us what you need and our engineers will find an appropriate solution using our vast experience and a wide range of services such as advice and engineering, installation, testing, and after-sales support.

Burkert’s global presence offers our customers an additional advantage.Products and systems are constantly developed and optimised according to international standards.Through this process synergy effects evolve which ensure technological leadership and competitive advantage

View full profile