Sensor of the Month – Vortex Monitor
Our Sensor of the Month for August is the Vortex Monitor
The vortex monitor is a specialised version of the linear probe, which even had its own user interface. It was an exciting application which needed to go into a radioactive cell, working with concentrated acids.
The work, which was reported on at subsequent tomography conferences, provided a measure of the vortex created by a magnetic bead mixer during semi-continuous crystallisation. It gave real-time feedback on mixing, helping with both the safety and efficiency of a critical process.
Interestingly, we have also developed vortex monitors for hydrocyclones in mining, but that will need to wait for another month.
This linear probe can also be used for level detection by monitoring the interface between different constituent parts of the mixture. This can be used in measuring the settlement of solids in a vessel or to track a liquid-to-froth interface.
ITS Linear Probes
A number of linear probes are immediately available from stock, or can be manufactured to a range of different lengths and applications. Visit our ERT Probe Sensors page to find out more, or get in touch with our helpful sales team today to discuss how we can help support you in seeing inside your processes.