Magnetostrictive Level Transmitter LMT100

High accuracy liquid level and interface level detection



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The LMT100 is based upon the magnetostrictive principle.

1. The device electronics generates a low energy current
pulse at fixed intervals.
2. The electrical pulses create a magnetic field which
travels down a specialized wire inside the sensor tube.
3. The interaction of the magnetic field around the wire
and the magnetic float causes a torsional stress wave
to be induced in the wire. This torsion propagates
along the wire at a known velocity, from the position of
the magnetic float and toward both ends of the wire.
4. A patented sensing element placed in the transmitter
assembly converts the received mechanical torsion
into an electrical return pulse.
5. The microprocessor-based electronics measures the
elapsed time between the start and return pulses
(Time of Flight) and converts it into a position measure-
ment which is proportional to the level of the float.

LMT100 is preferred for:
• Interface Measurement
• Exceptional performance with emulsion
• Measurement with foam on layers fluid surface
• Hydrocarbons and chemical control


High accuracy: 0.01% of full scale or + 1.27mm
Never requires re-calibration: set it & forget it
Superior Sensor (Patent #5,473,245)
Local indication with HMI display
Dual compartment housing with separate field
terminal compartment
Loop powered to 22m (75ft) probe length
Total and/or interface level measurement
Pressure to 165.48 bar (2400 psig) Std. 124.1 bar (1800 psig)
Temperature range: -195.5 to 426.6ºC (-320 to 800ºF)
with options
Field replaceable/upgradable electronics module
Built-in RFI/EMI filter
Digital communications


Two level indications
RTD for process temperature measurement
Glass viewing window
316/L Stainless Steel enclosure
21-point linearization table



Repeatability: ± 0.005% of Full Scale or 0.305 mm (0.012 in), whichever is greater
Non-linearity: ± 0.01% of Full Scale or 0.864 mm (0.034in), whichever is greater
Measuring accuracy: ± 0.01% of Full Scale or 1.27 mm (0.050 in), whichever is greater1
Supply voltage: 12 to 42 Vdc – 4-20mA HART loop powered
Output/Communications: 4-20mA HART7®
User Interface: Interactive display, DTM, EDDL with NE107 messaging
Power consumption:
4-20mA: at 36.0 Vdc – 3.6mA 0.13 watts; 21mA 0.76 watts
at 12.0 Vdc – 3.6mA 0.043 watts; 21mA 0.25 watts
HART mode (4.0mA): at 36.0 Vdc 0.144 watts
at 12.0 Vdc 0.048 watts
Maximum line resistance:
4-20mA: at 36.0 Vdc and 21mA, 1142 ohms*
at 24.0 Vdc and 21mA, 571 ohms
at 12 Vdc and 21mA, < 72 ohms**
*Maximum allowable with HART® communication is 700 ohms
**See the current/resistance chart
HART mode (4.0mA): < 650 to 700 ohms
Polarity protection: 4-20mA, Diode in series with loop, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Profibus PA,
polarity insensitive
Update rate: 10 measurements per second
Minimum measuring span: 76.2 mm (3.0 in), consult factory if smaller span is required
Damping: Field Adjustable, Range: 0.1 to 60 seconds
Alarm output: NE43, Software or Hardware selectable. Upscale (21 mA) or Downscale (3.6 mA)
Surge Suppression Integral surge suppression available with option code S1
Ambient temperature: -40 to 85ºC (-40 to 185ºF) Ambient2
Humidity: 0 to 100% RH
Linearization: 21 Point Table Available
Temperature sensor (optional): 1000 ohm Pt RTD, option code SER or STL
Temperature tolerance class: IEC 60751 Class B, + (0.3+0.005[t]), -700 to 2300C
Enclosure: Dual Compartment
Enclosure material: Cast Low Copper Aluminum with Powder Coat or 316 Stainless Steel
Device tag material: AISI 316 Stainless Steel
Electrical connection: Two M20 x 1.5 or two 1/2in. FNPT, adapters and bus connectors also available
Ingress protection: IP66, NEMA 4X

1 Measurement accuracy is recorded at factory ambient conditions (23.88 °F +/-5.6 °C (75 °F +/-10 °F)) using a calibration magnet. Accuracy may be further influenced by other factors such as float
hysteresis, installation, process conditions and ambient conditions.
2 Some agency approvals may differ.
HART® is a registered trademark of the FieldComm Group


Standard: 316/L Stainless Steel
Options: Alloy 20, Hastelloy® C-276, FEP-TEFLON® jacketed, electropolished 316/316L Stainless
Steel, others on request

Process temperature:
Standard: -195.5 to 121.1ºC (-320 to 250ºF)
Options: up to 427ºC (800ºF) with options

Process pressure:
Standard: -1.0 to 124.1 bar @ 149ºC (-14.7 to 1800 psig @ 300ºF)
Options: 165.47 bar (2400 psig) maximum with the HP probe type

Probe length:
Standard: 304.8mm to 9.14m (1 to 30 ft)
Options: 22.86m (75ft) maximum w/ W7 flexible probe in sensor well

Probe length tolerance:
Standard/Options: ± 3.2mm (0.125in) up to 3.0m (10ft); +/- 6.4mm (0.25in) up to 6.0m (20ft); ± 9.0mm (0.35in) up to 9.0m (29.5ft); +/- 25.4mm (1.0in) up to 22.86m (75ft)

Standard:3/4 in MNPT compression fitting
Options:plugs, threaded fittings, loose flanges a


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