Honeywell’s HERMetic UTImeter Rtex is a portable electronic liquid level gauge designed for gauging of petroleum products under restricted conditions.
A restricted system exists when a marine tank vessel allows some vapors from its cargo tanks into the atmosphere under normal operating conditions.
What Is It?
HERMetic UTImeter Rtex offers continuous temperature reading, ullage and oil/water interface level detection. The unit is used for custody transfer, cargo control measurement and free water detection on marine vessels.
Connected to a HERMetic vapor control valve fixed on the tank, the HERMetic UTImeter Rtex permits operation under restricted conditions.
It comes with easy access for battery exchange, and can be fitted with interchangeable adaptors for connection on different vapor control valves. The tape cleaning devices, window wiper and tape protection on all units are standard parts.
HERMetic UTImeter Rtex enables three measurements in a single operation:
- Ullage level measurement
- Temperature verification
- Oil-water interface level identification
How Does It Work?
The sensor of HERMetic UTImeter Rtex is calibrated once at the factory and does not require subsequent calibration. The temperature probe is an RTD element and its characteristics are stored inside the sensor. The sensor sends true temperature values to the electronic package. Therefore, changing a sensor or a tape does not require a new calibration.
The unit complies with a host of regulations, including:
- IMO (Solas 74, MARPOL 73/78)
- ISO (4512, 3170, 4268)
- API (MPMS Chap 3.1A, MPMS Chap 7, MPMS Chap 8.1, MPMS Chap 17.11 )
- IP (PMM Part III-1, PMM Part IV)
- EC Directive 89/336/EEC (EMC)
- EC Directive 94/9/EC (MED)
- EC Directive 96/98/EC (ATEX 100a)
It has been approved by:
- National authorities (USCG, MSA, GOST-R)
- All major classification societies
- ATEX, IECEx, Factory Mutual, NEPSI, GOST standard.
What Problems Does It Solve?
Honeywell’s HERMetic UTImeter Rtex allows static verification of the content in a tank and continuous temperature reading of the liquid with incomparable repeatability. The fully modular unit ensures high accuracy and stability, while reducing maintenance costs for users.