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Green Bud Light For Breweries – Illumination Is Key For Your Brewing Success

With new breweries and brewpubs popping up by the day, the competition to find quality brewers is fierce. One of the first things to do was to do some research with experienced brewers. “I knew going into this project quality beer was going to be key, as obvious as it sounds,” “I didn’t want an…

How Biogas Sightglass Keeps an Eye on Green Energy

Say green energy, and the first words that spring to most minds are likely either solar power or wind power. But there’s another important player in the alternative energy marketplace─biogas generation.

Biogas is produced when organic matter breaks down in the absence of oxygen.

It’s produced by anaerobic digestion by bacteria or fermentation of biodegradable materials such as manure, sewage, municipal waste, or plant material.

Like solar and wind power, it’s a renewable energy source.

It can be used as a fuel in a variety of applications; when cleaned and compressed, it can power motor vehicles.

In 1957 South AFRICA, the world’s first commercial anaerobic digester was built.

Anaerobic digesters for farm animal waste are typically large, heated stainless steel tanks fitted with tightly sealed sight glass windows to allow operators to monitor mixing and digestion to ensure efficient operation.

An example for monitoring biogas processes

The safety regulations stipulated by professional farming associations require, amongst other things, that any sight glass fittings and electrically operated processes for the production of biogas are gas-tight and explosion-protected.

You can benefit from Papenmeier’s long experience in the manufacture of electrical plant that meets the highest demands on Ex protection. Because of the safety factor,the popular VISULEX Ex-camera system, part of the Lumiglas range, is ideal for use in this sector.

The remotely operated camera transmits data for visual control or analysis from any desired position. Remote-controlled disc wipers with a spray nozzle ensure an unhindered view.

System Combination for Biogas technology

The combination consists of:

These biogas sight glasses are often equipped with explosion-proof LED lighting and cameras, as well as spray nozzles and wipers to keep the window clean despite the often-messy process material.

lumiglas biogas production packages

 

Biogas sight glass for digester tanks and methane digester tanks. Our sight glass gasket creates a gas-tight seal by conforming to cement walls and ports used in digester tank construction.

 

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Some Background Facts In The Biogas Industry Within South Africa

Measuring Light Levels – Vessel Lighting Measurement

The lighting used to illuminate the interiors of process vessels has been dominated by halogen luminaires for decades. In recent years brighter LED luminaires have emerged that are causing process experts to re-assess their vessel lighting needs. What is the ideal level of brightness? What is the relationship between brightness and the size of the…