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LNG and LPG: the fuels of the future challenge measurement technology

The transportation sector is undergoing a profound transformation, and liquefied gases such as LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) are emerging as key players in this energy revolution. Their environmental credentials are undeniable: reduced greenhouse gas emissions and the near absence of particulate matter make them an attractive choice for a more sustainable future.

LNG, in particular, is conquering the maritime sector, powering an increasing number of container ships and cruise liners. However, managing these cryogenic, combustible, and explosive gases requires the utmost attention to safety.

The challenge of level measurement

Accurately measuring the level of LNG and LPG is crucial to ensure the safety and efficiency of processes. This is where the VEGAPULS 6X level sensor comes in, a cutting-edge radar technology that is revolutionizing the industry.

The VEGAPULS 6X doesn’t just detect the level; it addresses the specific challenges of liquefied gases:

  1. Robust Materials: Its refractory stainless steel construction and PTFE protection make it resistant to extreme temperatures (-196°C) and aggressive environments, typical of cryogenic applications.

  2. Low Dielectric Constants: Thanks to its 80 GHz frequency and wide dynamic range, the VEGAPULS 6X detects even the weakest signals, ensuring reliable measurements even with liquefied gases, known for their poor reflectivity.

  3. Separability: The sensor can be easily isolated from the process via a ball valve, without interruption, thanks to its excellent focusing.

360-degree safety

The VEGAPULS 6X is not only accurate but also safe. It features:

  • Functional Safety: SIL certified to guarantee maximum operational reliability.
  • Cyber Security: Compliant with IEC 62443-4-2 to protect communication and data access.
  • Self-Diagnosis: An integrated system constantly monitors the sensor’s operation, signaling any anomalies.

A future powered by LNG and LPG

The importance of LNG and LPG in the transportation sector is constantly growing. Level measurement technology, such as that offered by the VEGAPULS 6X, plays a key role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of storage, supply, and refueling.

With precise and reliable measurements, we can confidently face the challenges of a future powered by liquefied gases, paving the way for more sustainable and efficient transportation.

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