Instrument for point level detection

February 26th, 2013, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

Gammapilot FTG20, the latest instrument from Endress+Hauser for point level detection, is said to combine all of the strengths of the brand. Based on Geiger-Müller technology, the Gammapilot FTG20 claims to have the highest measurement sensitivity for the automation industry in its class. The Gammapilot FTG20 consists of two separate units. A detector which contains one to three Geiger-Müller counter tubes and a transmitter. The latter first converts the measured value into a switching command and then provides the switching in the form of a relay or an 8/16 mA output. Both units (detector and transmitter) are connected via a cable which is available in lengths of 5, 10 and 20 m. This guarantees the highest degree of flexibility in installation. The device features a modular design and can therefore be used with one, two or even three of these counter tubes with very high sensitivity. In addition, the concept permits the device to fit perfectly into any application and to reach very low radiation values even in the shortest switching times of 0,4 seconds. The separate transmitter provides additional safety. The installation staff can commission the instrument without being exposed to the radiation path i.e. less radiation than in conventional radiometric point level detectors.

Contact Jan Gerritsen, Endress+Hauser, Tel 011 262-8000,

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