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Fluidwell introduces Guidense TDR100 radar level sensor

September 292014
Fluidwell introduces Guidense TDR100 radar level sensor

September 29, 2014 - Fluidwell Instruments introduces Guidense, a guided wave radar (GWR) for continuous level measurement and point level detection in liquids and solids. The Guidense TDR100 is equipped with an active analog and a digital control output.  Guidense is very easy to install and user-friendly to configure. It can be used with any of the F-Series and D-Series level indicators and controllers.

Mechanical installation has almost no restrictions and can be done easily. Due to its relatively small G¾" process connection thread,  the Guidense can be mounted at nearly any existing tank nozzle by screwing it directly into a standard threaded tank connection. 

The TDR200-SMART is a plug-and-play solution with the ProcessMonitor M844 Data Acquisition and Communication Module.


  •      Accurate continuous level measurement and reliable point level detection in one device.
  •      Reliable measurements even in changing process conditions.
  •      Best price-performance ratio in the market.
  •      User-friendly installation and configuration, saving cost on service engineers.
  •      Highly robust measurement, innovative signal analysis and disturbance signal suppression.
  •      Complete galvanic insulation of device electronics from its inputs/outputs and the tank potential.
  •      Resistant to harsh environments with IP68/NEMA6P enclosure.
  •      Explosion proof according ATEX for hazardous areas.
  •      Applicable in nearly every type of process and storage tank application.
  •      Fully compatible with the Fluidwell F-Series and D-series level indicators and controllers.
  •      Full control with Smart Services is optional available, easily read, modify, store and analyse all process parameters from anyplace, anywhere, anytime using a web browser.

Key applications
The Guidense is suitable in almost every liquid and solids application, including media with low dielectric constant (i.e. low reflectivity) such as oils and hydrocarbons.

It is applicable in nearly every type of process and storage tank application, it can be mounted in small tanks, tall and narrow nozzles and it measures precisely even with difficult tank geometries or close to interfering structures. For hazardous area applications, the Guidense TDR100 is certified according ATEX II 1/2 G Ex ia/d IIC T6 Ga/Gb.

Smart level measurement with the Guidense TDR200-SMART is an extremely suitable solution for off-grid and hard to reach locations.

To meet various application requirements, the Guidense has three different probe types: single rod probe, wire rope probe and coaxial probe.

  •      The single rod probe is recommended for installations in liquids and in bypass chambers and stilling wells.
  •      The wire rope probe is recommended for installations in solids, tall tanks and where limited headroom is available.
  •      The coaxial probe is the ideal solution for a hassle-free application; ensuring reliable measurement under almost all conditions.