Nucleonic level measurement devices are employed in both point and continuous level detection applications. 

It usually finds its application in fields where all other level measurement techniques fail to work owing to their capability of working with hazardous situations. In this method, energy needed for level measurement is emitted arbitrarily by radio isotopes in the form of bursts. 

The major source utilized in nucleonic level controls includes gamma/ neutron radiations. These are electromagnetic radiations which exhibit almost identical behavior to that of microwaves and light waves. However, they have comparatively higher energy and shorter wavelength owing to which these radiations are competent enough to break through the walls of process vessel and material. The field strength of these gamma radiations is determined by a sensor mounted on the other end of the vessel, which ultimately detects the level of process material in the vessel. “Different radioisotopes are used, based on the penetrating power needed to "see" the process within the vessel. With single point gauges the radiation provides a simple on/off switching function, whereas with continuous level measurement the percentage of transmission decreases as the level increases.


Following are the major advantages associated with the use of LECON

  • Since nucleonic radiations are capable of penetrating through the vessel, they can be easily installed outside the vessel or tank for measurement purpose. This enables us to carry out maintenance actions without causing any alterations or interruptions to the process or tank. For this reason, various applications like pressurized or exotic alloy vessels prefer to employ nucleonic transmitters than any other level transmitter. 
  • LECON is capable of withstanding intense levels of pressure and temperature. Besides, it also proves helpful in level control of hazardous and corrosive materials contained in the process vessel.