SDM: Slurry Density Meter

After years to be successful with model 9690, Rhosonics introduces the latest generation density meter, the SDM series. This instrument is suitable for density measurement in all kinds of slurries. The product differentiates itself with its sustainable technology and its specific design for dredging and mineral processing applications.

Dredging and mining companies are increasingly looking for non-nuclear measurement equipment. A growing demand is seen for non-nuclear alternatives, because of stricter government regulations, safety related costs and the need to reduce nuclear waste. The SDM makes use of non-intrusive ultrasonic sensors to measure the density of mineral slurries. Like nuclear density gauges, the SDM is able to measure under high density levels and at very large pipes.

By measuring the acoustic impedance of a slurry, the SDM calculates the density of the slurry in-line during the process. The sensor is made of stainless steel and ceramic material. Because of the new sensor material, the sensor has lots of better properties. By making use of ceramics material, the ultrasonic signal is more brightful and powerful than before. Also, the sensor is at least as wear resistant as its predecessor, model 9690. By means of wafer cells, spool pieces or even a weld-on piece, installation is possible at very large pipe sizes like 32” and even higher.

Get in touch with Rhosonics for further information about the SDM slurry density meter.

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