VG5 Series Radar Level Gauge for Liquids

Level measurement for liquids, slurries and pastes

Hycontrol's popular VG5 FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) radar level controller is designed for monitoring liquids, slurries and pastes at a range of up to 30 metres.

The VG5 FMCW radar uses a high-frequency nominal 10GHz signal which increases linearly during the measurement (frequency sweep). The signal is emitted, reflected from the target surface and received at a time-delayed frequency.

A radar signal is generated via an internal antenna and transmitted down the vessel or tank which is then reflected by the target surface and received back at the antenna. The advantages of VG5 FMCW principle compared to other radar technologies include better reflection separation, reliable noise reduction, smaller beam angle, high signal reflection and small antenna diameter for the same measuring range.

With the new remote display option, operators can now read the tank level measurements from ground level. This means that the device can be configured without having to climb to the top of the tank, saving time, reducing maintenance and negating the risk of slips, trips and falls from height. The remote converter can be installed up to 100 m/328 ft away from the process connection on the tank. The remote housing can be attached to a wall, pipe or rigid surface with the supplied wall support mounting bracket.

Product Highlights

  • Two-wire loop powered 24 vDC 

  • FMCW advanced radar

  • Very competitive price 

  • Unique wave horn design

  • Profibus/Foundation Fieldbus options 

  • SIL2 safety integrity level

  • Corrosion & chemical resistant 

  • Remote display options

  • Immune to pressure, foam, temperature variations

  • Volume linearisation for irregular tanks

Technical Data

  • Measuring Range: 0 - 30m
  • Accuracy: +/- 10mm
  • Max. Process Temperature: 250ÂșC
  • ATEX option: Yes