The gauge of bulk materials

 

(57) Abstract:

The inventive transmitter contains placed in the tank 1 filled with bulk material, vertically mounted hard shell 2 with Windows 3, which set forth the sensitive elements 4 made of a stretchy, breathable material. On the inner side of the shell 2 and in parallel to each sensitive element 4 has a vertical row of contacts 5 with resistors 6. The upper end of the shell 2 is plugged, and the lower end of the installed pipe 7 for supplying compressed air. 1 C. p. F.-ly, 1 Il.

The invention relates to techniques for level measurement of bulk materials and can be used as a sensor in automated control systems, especially for dispersed environments, capable of svoeobrazoval, freezing and sticking to the designs.

Known discrete transmitter (ed. St. USSR N 1352229, CL G 01 F 23/24, 23/26, 1986), containing the sensitive element in the form of a number of vertically set of discrete contacts and a common contact, a pulse generator, a counter, a decoder, recording device, power supply. Order to expand the scope of the sensing element done is established in the form of a series of capacitors.

A disadvantage of the known sensor is unreliable in operation due to the fact that its sensitive element is not protected from the effects of dust materials and to control their level of little use due to exposure to abrasive wear, sensitivity to moisture change.

The closest in technical essence to the invention is a measuring device for indicating and monitoring the fill level (GDR patent N 218453, CL G 01 F 23/24, 1985). The sensor contains a sensor element and a series of contacts connected with resistors and placed in the shell.

The disadvantage of this device is unreliable in operation due to the fact that sticking and hanging on the elastic membrane of the measured environment, putting pressure causes the contacts, regardless of level.

A common disadvantage of the known sensors is that they do not provide reliable information about the level of dispersed environment, is able to form arches, to hang and to adhere to the designs.

The aim of the invention are to increase operational reliability.

This objective is achieved in that in the known gauge of bulk materials, with the displaced in the shell, according to the invention, the envelope has a window located at the level of contacts and the sensing elements are made of a stretchy, breathable material and is fixed in the Windows shell, the shell with one end plugged and the other is equipped with a pipe for supplying compressed air pulses. The shell is rigid and made of a separate removable element.

Supply shell Windows located at the level of contacts, and securing them in a sensitive element of a stretchy, breathable material allows aeration of the medium. Running the shell capped at one end and the other equipped with a nozzle for supplying pulses of compressed air helps to eliminate build-up, hang-up, bridging of particulate material on the structural level, to ensure the breaking of the contacts after they are not putting pressure material, and thereby provides reliable operation and obtaining information about the level of dispersion medium over the entire height.

Running the shell of a separate removable element provides technological and functional homogeneity, the application of aggregative method of Assembly and repair the ZEC (unloading), transportation, ease of installation and construction works.

The drawing shows a General view of the sensor, which is placed in the tank 1 filled with bulk material, vertically mounted hard shell 2 with Windows 3, which set forth the sensitive elements 4 made of elastic and breathable material.

On the inner side of the shell 2 and in parallel to each sensitive element 4 has a vertical row of contacts 5 with resistors 6 electrical system (not shown). The upper end of the shell 2 is plugged, and the lower input end of the installed pipe 7 for supplying pulses of compressed air.

The transmitter operates as follows.

In the presence of material in the tank 1 to a stretchy, breathable material sensitive elements 4, below level, influences the pressure of the material, resulting closed contacts 5, located on this level. When changing the level of material changes resistance circuit that is provided through resistor 6. Thus the resistance of a circuit can be measured in the form of marks level environment in the tank 1, and the reading displayed on the scoreboard.

For disconnection of pulverulent material on these elements into the shell 2 through the pipe 7 pulses of compressed air.

1. The GAUGE of BULK MATERIALS containing sensitive elements and vertically installed a series of contacts connected to the resistor and placed in the shell, wherein the shell is made with Windows located at the level of contacts and the sensing elements are made of a stretchy, breathable material and is fixed in the Windows shell, capped at one end and provided with a pipe for supplying compressed air from the other end.

2. The sensor under item 1, characterized in that the shell is made of a separate removable rigid elements.

 

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