Density measurement for resid hydrocrackers

Ideal measuring solution for advanced process control.

62nd Annual Conference of the German Society of Nuclear Medicine (DGN)

At the 62nd anniversary of the German Society for Nuclear Medicine (DGN), we took part in the knowledge exchange on the latest developments, procedures and future visions in the field of nuclear medicine.

Density or total solids in calcium carbonate

Online process monitoring of calcium carbonate slurries

NAPEC Oran, Algeria

Africa & Mediterranean Energy & Hydrogen Exhibition & Conference

RefComm Barcelona, Spain

Join refiners and vendors from around the globe at the world’s leading technical conference for the refining industry.

Technology Highlights

Simple and intuitive operation

  • Compact field probe with integrated evaluation unit
  • Quick Start menu for easy and quick start up
  • Continuous self-monitoring


State of the art technology

  • SIL2 or SIL3 for level, level switch and density
  • External radiation detection - XIP (X-ray interference protection)

Safe for critical processes

High reliability is supported by important diagnostic functions, such as permanent monitoring of the detector functionality by crosschecking the cosmic background radiation, and much more. This guarantees outstanding operational safety. Cosmic radiation control also makes it possible to keep the required source activity very low.
Berthold's LB 480 SIL model is unique in the radiometric gauge market for being certified for density and low level switch measurements, in addition to high level switch and continuous level measurements.  



Highly sensitive detectors for the toughest measuring tasks

Cosmic radiation control allows our detectors to work with very low source activity. This minimizes shield costs and reduces required radiation protection measures.
Due to this high stability and sensitivity, it may be possible to postpone source replacements for years with the use of our standard detectors and especially with our most sensitive SuperSENS detectors.

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Faster detection with the SpeedStar Version

The LB 480 SpeedStar can be used where reaction times in the millisecond range are required. While standard measurements calculate a new measured value every 500 ms, the Speedstar version with a measuring time of 50 ms is 10 times faster. This allows very fast object recognition, e.g. detecting the beginning of a steel plate being moved at a relatively high speed on the roll conveyor,  measuring a density profile on pipes or plates detected directly during extrusion, detecting plugs traveling down pipelines, and the liquid level inside bottles while the bottles are still being transported.

X-ray Interference Protection (XIP)

With this function, weld tests no longer cause sudden fluctuations in the measured value. When weld tests are detected, the measured value is frozen until the external radiation event ends. A digital output signals the detection of interfering radiation. All of our level measurement detectors are equipped with XIP.

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SIL certified versions available

The SENSseries LB 480 detectors are certified for use in SIL2 applications. SIL3 is achieved by adding an identical redundant SIL2 detector for homogenous redundancy. The certificate covers all measurement applications, from high level or low level alarms to continuous level and density measurements. Thus the safe measurement of critical processes is guaranteed.

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Sources & Shields

Sources & Shields

The sources and shields used in our radiometric systems are the safest and highest quality on the market. Our shielding containers provide optimal reduction in doserate.