Siemens Energy & Automation”s Sitrans LR260 two-wire radar continuous level transmitter is designed for level measurement of virtually any solid medium, including cement powder, fly-ash, coal, gypsum, flour, grain, aggregates, and plastics. The transmitter features echo processing and 25 gigahertz pulse technology and is capable of reliably measuring up to a distance of 98 feet (30 meters) in environments with extreme dust load and high temperatures up to 392 F. The instrument”s multilingual Quick Start Wizard enables easy programming. The transmitter can be programmed via an intrinsically safe infrared handheld programmer or remotely using Simatic PDM via Hart or Profibus PA without opening the lid of the device, thus preventing exposure of the electronics to dirty environments. The graphical local user interface (LUI) displays echo profiles and diagnostic information. Self diagnostics communicate to the local display and across the mA loop or network. The 25 gigahertz technology allows for a space-saving small horn antenna for installation in small openings, and the concentrated high frequency beam ensures minimal interference from vessel walls.