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Publication Date: 09/1989
Pages: 6
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Leg-mounted weighing systems for measuring vessel content

In many applications, a strain sensor mounted on a vessel leg can measure bulk solids in a large vessel more efficiently than a level sensor or load cell. This article describes the development of methods to measure the contents of storage vessels and then introduces you to current leg-mounted sensor technology. This information includes the types of sensors available, sensor applications, advantages and disadvantages of leg-mounted sensors [including how solar radiation affects sensor accuracy], and sensor suppliers.

Although a range of simple-to-use level-sensing systems are available to accurately measure liquids in storage vessels, applying these systems to measuring bulk solids in large vessels isn't as effective.

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