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Selecting radar level instruments for custody transfer

FMCW or ToF? Which radar level technology is best for tank gauging in custody transfer applications?

Radar level instrument on Tank ©Endress+Hauser

Measuring the level of tanks used to hold fluids for custody transfer can be expensive. This is not due to the cost of the measurement instrumentation, but to what inaccurate measurements can cost the company. Picking the right instrumentation for applications is important. Which radar level technology should you choose for tank gauging in custody transfer applications? FMCW or ToF?

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  • Calculating level signals: FMCW and ToF

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FMCW or ToF?

Custody transfer and other critical tank gauging applications require a level instrument with extremely high accuracy. Both ToF and FMCW radar instruments provide the necessary accuracy to meet all regulations in the oil industry. The recent availability of 80 GHz FMCW radar level instruments makes it possible to install level instruments closer to the tank wall for improved operations and stability, and also provides other benefits.