Demonstrating Non-Contacting Radar Level Measurement

It’s been a struggle catching up after a busy CERAWeek last week and a Spring Break week, this week in Austin. Let’s close this short week with a look at one of the very accurate level measurement technologies—non-contacting radar. In this short 3+ minute YouTube video, Non-contacting Radar: Simple configuration with Rosemount 5408, Emerson’s Jimmie Soderstrom contrasts non-contacting radar with guided wave radar technology and demonstrates how to set up these level measurement.

After introductions, Jimmie opens by noting that the Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter handles most level measurement challenges found in the process industries including foaming, turbulence and condition to name a few. Non-contacting radar is good for when the tank has obstructions and guided wave radar level measurement technology cannot be used. Another case is when producers and manufacturers don’t want anything coming in contact with the media being measured, such as in the food & beverage industry.

Jimmie explains that configuration of these level measurement devices has been greatly simplified where today where once installed, the user ranges the transmitter in the configuration. Around the 1:05 mark in the video, he demonstrates this configuration process.

Learn more about these radar-based technologies and others in the Level Measurement section on You can also connect and interact with other level measurement experts in the Measurement Instrumentation group in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.

Posted Thursday, March 21st, 2019 under Level.

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