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Application: Iron powder is stored in a silo before it is mixed with bentonite clay/dolomite and limestone in the balling drum.
Challenges: Iron powder generates heavy dust during the filling process and tends to stick to the silo walls, creating rat holes and build-ups. As it is a critical material for the process, the end-users seek to control and monitor the actual volume in the silo, to prevent process stoppages. APM's 3DLevelScanner's sophisticated surface mapping technology answers these needs by providing real-time volume measurements of the stored material. Its 3D visualization tool generates a 3D display of the stored content to allow early detection of build-ups and rat holes. This supports scheduling of timely maintenance and cleaning to avoid unexpected process interruptions and the associated losses in time and money.