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Plugged Chute Detection for Granular Materials

Plugged Chute Detection for Granular Materials
The Problem
· Detecting plugs in granular material conveying chutes is difficult due to the heavy, abrasive materials and dusty, coating nature of the environment.
· Regulatory requirements and source disposal problems make nuclear gauges an unappealing choice.
· Insertion type sensors are quickly damaged by falling material.
· Microwave sensors require two mounting windows.
· Vibration of chute walls can damage electrical components.

The Solution
· The Intellipoint™ RF Admittance Plugged Chute Detector reliably indicates when the chute has plugged reducing downtime and material spill over.
· The Intellipoint Plugged Chute Detector requires no maintenance. There are no moving parts to wear or jam.
· The Cote shield™ circuitry ignores even heavy coatings.
· There are no regulatory requirements.
· The flush mounted sensing element does not interfere with material flow Sensors are robust, industrial designed.
· Electronics can be mounted remotely to eliminate vibration concerns.
· The Intellipoint Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) has been calculated to more then 110 years*.

Plugged Chute Detection for Granular Materials

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