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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…

Explosion proof Lumistar Luminaire

Explosion proof Lumistar Luminaires are for illuminating the interior of normally closed vessels. Lumistar Luminaires illuminate the interior of tanks, hoppers, silos, agitators and other normally closed vessels and reactors as well as visual flow indicators in potentially explosive environments. Sight glass luminaires that are used in potentially explosive environments Ex-type sight glass luminaires are…

Papenmeier Lumiglas®

Lumiglas® Sight Glass, Luminaires and Visulex Camera Systems can be found in the Pharmaceutical, Oil Refining, Food & Beverage Industries, Mining, Water Treatment, Power Generation, Port Operations and more. For every industrial application there is a sight glass available to enable an unrestricted view during process observation. Glass is an amorphous, not crystalline solid matter, which behaves…

Mining

For process observation equipment in the mining industry, Lumiglas® Luminaires are commonly used as these are light enabled sight glass. Sight glasses are mounted on material processing equipment in an explosion-proof zone that can be either underground or near the mine. Ex-lights – explosion proof lights help operators easily see materials, such as minerals, that are being…

Utilities

100% uptime is an absolute necessity for power utilities and water treatment plants, which is why a sight glass or visual flow indicator must be highly reliable. Sight glasses and flow indicators are important components in utility applications such as waste water treatment, allowing operators to observe processes inside of pipes and vessels. Flow indicators…

Process Lighting and Visual Control Systems

  Lumiglas®  – Process Lighting and Visual Control Systems Lumiglas – the observation of process operations taking place  inside pressure and vacuum vessels, tanks, reactors, silo units, filters and other plant demands perfect illumination and unhindered visual check. that is what lumiglas offers. Lumiglas stands for sight and light ; for ideal visual control. These inspections are…