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Foam Detection & Control Systems

Hycontrol manufacture the most reliable foam detection systems in the world. Originally developed by Charis, these systems are purposely designed and manufactured to detect, analyze and process virtually any foam. They provide key benefits to industry including huge reductions in the use of anti-foam products, increased batch sizes, reduced environmental pollution and significantly improved production efficiency.

Hycontrol foam detection uses patented IMA – ‘Intelligent Multi-Action’ – sensor technology to detect foam. The IMA method originated from within Shell Oil’s research and development unit, purely for the purpose of foam detection within their own business. Hycontrol has commercialized this technology and is now the global market leader in foam detection and control.

Hycontrol foam products are sensitive enough to detect very light foam, even with heavy coating on the measurement probe. This unique ability differentiates the Hycontrol range from all other foam detection systems.

SureSense+ Foam Control System

SureSense+ Foam Control System

The SureSense+ offers the ultimate in the accurate control of process generated foam by reliably sensing when foam is present at of the probe. With Hycontrol’s unique IMA sensing technology, this Suresense+ has excellent resistance to any fouling or build up on the measuring probe and will continue to operate reliably with even the largest of deposits on the probe sensing elements.

A SureSense+ probe can have one, two or three individual sensing points and the control unit can work with up to three sensing points in total, either on the same probe on from probes in up to three separate vessels. Suresense+ probes can be mounted both horizontally or vertically in a tank.

Suresense+ units consist of an electronic unit connected to up to three sensing probes. Each unit has five relay outputs configurable for foam detection, dosing control, high level indication and liquid level detection. A 4-20mA output is included to indicate foam quantity. With a variety of control methods built into the advanced foam control electronics, the Suresense+ is used extensively in plant protection applications and for reducing the amount of chemical antifoam agents consumed.

  • Probes available in a variety of materials
  • Unique IMA® sensing technology – immune to fouling
  • Std. probe lengths up to 3m
  • Connect up to 3 separate probes
  • Multiple control outputs
  • Liquid detection capability
  • Temperature up to 150°C
  • Pressure up to 10 bar
  • ATEX system certificate

SmartFoam Single Point Foam Control

The SmartFoam single point detection system is designed for the measurement and control of foam in tanks and vessels. The SmartFoam system is a self contained probe with head mounted electronics unit. A simple dry contact relay output is included to provide an alarm or trigger the operation of a control actuator such as an antifoam agent pump. SmartFoam is the most cost effective foam control system available.

  • 316 Stainless Steel probe with PVDF Insulators
  • Unique IMA® sensing technology
  • 500/750/1000/1500mm (19.7/29.5/39.4/59.1”) std. probe lengths available
  • Custom lengths available
  • Temperature up to 70°C / 158°F
  • Pressure up to 1.5 bar/ 22 psi

» Hycontrol SmartFoam Single Point Foam Control System

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Let Hycontrol give you a foam measurement and control solution – download an application data sheet, fill in your process specifications and send it to us. We’ll come back to you with a configuration that will suit your needs.

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