Jerguson® Ultrasonic Level Switches & Transmitters

Jerguson® products are also available under the Magne-Sonics® brand as required based on approved vendor specifications.

Jerguson ultrasonic switches and transmitters are ideal for non-contact continuous and point level measurement applications. Transmitters are available with 2- wire HART output for integration into various control systems; and are ideal for open sump or open channel flow applications.

Jerguson® JMS Series 2 Wire 24V Loop Powered Ultrasonic Level Switches & Transmitters

 

Features

  • 2 Wire 24Vdc loop powered

  • Operating ranges up to 36 Ft.

  • Measures liquid height, distance to liquid, contents or flow in open channels

  • Simple push button calibration

  • Built-in LCD display 

  • Automatic temperature compensation

Operation

Ultrasonic pulses transmitted from the transmitters face are reflected from the surface of the liquid and are received back by the same transmitter.  Measurement of the time delay between the transmit and receive signals enables the microprocessor controlled electronics to calculate distance to the liquid level.

Once the transmitter is programmed with bottom reference of the application – usually the bottom of the tank – the liquid depth is calculated.  The microprocessor controls the loop current to give a 4-20mA output signal proportional to the level, with the liquid level reading also available on LCD display inside the enclosure.  All transmitters have integral temperature compensation to maintain accuracy across the operating temperature range.

Jerguson® JMSC900 Non-Contact Liquid Level System

Features

  • IS Supply to transmitter

  • 4-20 mA / HART input

  • Isolated 4-20 mA output

  • 5 Control relays

  • Multi-function back-lit display

  • Wall or panel mount

  • Preprogrammed Linearization

    • Contents and Open Channel Flow

Operation

The JMSC900 series of wall panel mounting control units provide comprehensive control functionality for any 4-20 mA or HART compatible transmitter.  A back-lit display gives clear visual indication of the measured value and status of all inputs and outputs.  Mounted in a non-hazardous area, the main powered JMSC900 provides a protected 24V dc power supply to the transmitter, which may be installed in a hazardous area.  The input signal from the transmitter may be offset, damped, scaled, and linearized as required.  A range of pre-programmed linearization algorithms are user selectable.  The 4-20 mA output signal may also be scaled to re-transmit all or just part of the input signal or calculated value.  Five relays are provided and are fully field programmable to perform a wide variety of control, fault indication or alarm duties.

Ultrasonic transmitters send a pulse of ultrasound down to the liquid surface and detect the reflected echo.  An internal microprocessor, which is pre-programmed with the speed of sound, can then translate the time taken for the pulse to be returned into the distance between the transmitter face and the liquid surface.  An integral temperature sensor in the transmitter compensates for temperature change effects on the speed of sound in the ullage space.

Having established this basic distance, the transmitter calculates the depth of the liquid and sends this information back to the control unit as a 4-20mA signal proportional to the level.  Alternatively, a ceramic cell hydrostatic pressure transmitter can be used to sense the liquid level and provide the 4-20mA signal to the control unit.

The control unit uses this information to drive control relays which can be freely assigned by the operator.  Alternatively, tank contents or volumetric flow in an open channel flow application can be calculated.

There are 5 built-in relays and a 4-20mA current output.  A clear 4 line display on the unit shows the measured variable or may be programmed to show other operational information.  A bar graph representation of the current output and relay status are also displayed.

Programming is simple and efficient using the integral membrane keypad on the face of the control unit.  The menu structure is easy to navigate with the built in programming “Wizard” configuration is fast and error free.