New EHEDG-certified liquid level probe for hygienic environments

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New EHEDG-certified liquid level probe for hygienic environmentsSick is launching the new LFP EHEDG-certified liquid level probe for use in hygienic environments such as those in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

The fluid level sensor, which is manufactured from FDA-compliant materials, features a level display, level measuring and overfill/demand indicator in a cost-effective, durable and highly versatile device.

Darren Pratt, the UK instrumentation product specialist at Sick, says: "The LFP has a robust design specifically developed to increase service life and functionality. If required, the customer can trim the probe to the exact length needed; this, combined with its interchangeable connection concept, makes the LFP exceptionally adaptable and easy-to-use. The probe is also maintenance-free and quick to commission, allowing customers to make significant savings in terms of time and cost."

Measurement range

The probe, which can be deployed in both conductive and non-conductive liquids, uses a field-proven Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) system to provide both overfill/demand indication and continuous level monitoring signals. The device has a standard measuring length of between 300–2000mm, with a deadband of only 25mm.

In addition, the LFP boasts a wide range of interchangeable process connectors, such as Triclamp, DIN 11851 and DIN 11864 to meet the connection requirements of different industries.

The probe has a process temperature range of -20 to + 150degC and processes pressure up to 16bar for unrestricted use under CIP and SIP (cleaning-in-place and sterilisation-in-place) conditions. The LFP is also protected to IP67 and IP69K for caustic washdown routines, and does not require recalibration if the vessel fluid changes.

Contact Sick (UK) for more information about the EHEDG-certified LFP liquid level probe.

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