Why weigh?

July 13, 2022

Why is weighing a vessel important?

Today it is critical to know and understand your inventory down to the last unit in order to be efficient. These efficiencies can bring cost savings and a more productive work flow. Bulk inventory can sometimes be difficult to measure due to its size and difficult tank conditions, but with silo weighing systems, those issues can be eliminated.


Weight-based inventory measurement:

  • Provides a reliable and consistent indication of what is actually in the vessel, regardless of its movement or distribution.
  • There is no contact with material
  • Bulk density and other material characteristics do not impact the measurements
  • Tank conditions, like rat holes, cascading material or bridging, do not affect the measurement

What if I Can’t Weigh My Vessel?

If it is not possible to weigh your vessel due to budget or structural constraints, there are still other options available. An ultrasonic level indicator can be used to determine the amount of material that is still non-contact and can provide similar levels of accuracy. The KM ultrawave Ultrasonic System may be an option.
The ultra-wave Ultrasonic Level System can monitor vessels with up to 16 vessels with transducers of various frequencies, and vessels of different heights and shapes. It is compatible with Kistler-Morse Sonocell and ultra-cellTM transducers as well as transducers from other manufacturers, making it unsurpassed in capabilities. The system can accurately measure the level of many different materials like powders, solids, liquids and slurries. The range of Kistler-Morse sensors allows you to read levels from 1 foot to beyond 100 feet in solids. The ultra- cellTM transducer has an extremely narrow beam angle, allowing it to be used in challenging applications. Additionally, the same unit does open channel flow and differential level measurements.

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