Hycontrol have recently introduced new foam detection probes and systems to our portfolio:
The SureSense range of water-based foam control systems provide an efficient, reliable and cost-effective solution to foam control in a diverse collection of industries where the production and control of foam causes a problem.
It allows for the accurate control of foam by sensing when the foam reaches an unacceptable level and then adding the antifoam agent as and when needed rather than continually. This both increases the efficiency of the process and also saves money on expensive antifoam.
SureSense Foam Control Systems are in use around the world to effectively control water based foam in biotech, waste water, food production, pharmaceutical, sugar, brewing and other similar applications.
The MultiSense is a new type of level sensor which uses an array of small sensors built into one body. Each sensor acts as a separate micro-sensor which is used to measure the material adjacent to it.
This allows for very high accuracy and enables a number of separate parameters to be measured at the same time. The micro-sensors also act together in an array to give more information on the material and to detect interfaces between phases in the material, e.g. liquid and foam or different liquids.
The system comprises a sensor and a controller. The sensor is entered into the material being measured e.g. a fermenter or mixing vessel and is connected to the controller by special cables. The system makes use of Hycontrol proprietary IMA sensing technology to give fouling immunity and high precision.
The system is particularly designed to measure and control foam. The level control can be used to manage processes in which foam is unwanted but also those in which foam is a necessary part of the process.
The DiFoam range of sensors and controllers are designed for the measurement and control of non-water based foams. However they can also be used for level measurement of liquids, but not foam and liquid level together.
They provide an efficient, reliable and cost effective solution to foam control in a diverse collection of industries where the production and control of foam causes a problem.
The system, which comprises a sensor and a controller, was initially designed for the control of foam in a resin manufacturing process for yacht varnish, but has since become a useful tool in measuring and controlling foam in a variety of other applications such as resins, oils, solvents, hydrocarbons and products such as cocoa butter.
The DiFoam range allows for the accurate control of foam by sensing when the foam reaches an unacceptable level and then signalling the necessary action to reduce or eliminate the foam.