Mass Measurement


Silo monitoring with load cells

October 2012 Mass Measurement

Silo weighing with the Ezee-Mount load cell solution measures the actual weight of the material in the silo. Ezee-Mount load cells connected to a load cell transmitter, measure the actual weight, rather than the level, to give an accurate indication of the amount on hand. It is more than a high-end level sensor, for example, it can display the weight of: cement, sand, aggregates, flour, grains, mineral ores, coal, coke, chemicals, plastics and even liquids and liquefied gases. This means that it is easy to monitor what goes into and out of the silo.

Ezee-mount load cells mounted below each leg of the hopper have anti-lift bolts that make it safe from wind and other external forces. Load cells are robust and available in various ranges from 1000 to 50 000 kg.

Why silo weighing?

* The Ezee-Mount load cells give a better accuracy than level measurement. Typically below 0,1%.

* Level and density change as material packs down, reducing accuracy of measurements.

* Weight does not change, even if material bridges in a discharge cone or sticks to the sides.

* Simple to install and service – all parts are at a convenient working height.



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