APM is now offering managers real answers to their ESP's fly ash needs, the Volcan®. The Volcan was designed specifically for installations inside ESP hoppers, above the fly ash. Using a 3 horn array the scanner maps the entire surface of the material, not just one point, to collect necessary data.  This means that managers can now literally see in real time what is going on inside the hopper.

APM's Volcan

The Volcan is dust penetrating, precise even with low dielectric constant material and its inherent self cleaning technology is very effective. These features qualify it as a highly suitable solution for the harsh fly ash environment. 

Fly Ash profile in ESP hoppers

APM's Volcan presents the flay ash profile on the control workstation
Knowing the actual situation within the hopper allows managers to make informed decisions and control the process better. This could mean taking preventive measures such as turning hopper wall heating on where buildup seems to be starting. It could also mean less frequent hopper emptying and early detection of system malfunctions.
As the only solution on the market to give continuous real time volumetric readings of the fly ash, the Volcan truly allows managers to do more with less and control their ESPs' fly ash. One point level switch is simply not enough.


ESP hoppers present managers with unique challenges. Making the right decisions in order to optimize the tradeoff between risks and costs is a challenge and without the correct information it becomes even more problematic. The new Volcan tracking solution offers managers the full set of data needed for making informed decisions, allowing them to maintain low costs and low risk levels concurrently.


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