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Thermo Scientific InterfacePRO gauge for nuclear level, density and interface measurements


March 12, 2017
By P&PC Staff

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Mar. 12, 2017 – Thermo Fisher Scientific says plant operators in the pulp and paper industry can now reduce their on-site radioactive source size requirements by using a nuclear gauge for the density, level and interface measurement of highly viscous process materials.

The Thermo Scientific InterfacePRO gauge, according to the company, can be used for traditional gamma transmission applications (level and density measurements) or in gamma backscattering applications on large process vessels and pipelines. The gauge is designed to improve process control and lower operating costs by enabling quick response to process changes or hazardous conditions.

“By significantly reducing the size of radioactive materials needed on site, the InterfacePRO gauge is designed to help operators improve plant safety and maximize efficiency even in the toughest operating environments,” said Lars Andersson, product line manager, level and density gauges.

Thermo says the gauge allows users to standardize process instruments on a single platform with features including: a suite of communications protocols, including HART, Profibus PA and Foundation Fieldbus; commonality of electronics and spare parts with Thermo Scientific DensityPRO and LevelPRO gauges; and EZCal II software for calibration and configuration.