Tag: visual flow indicators

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

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…

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…

Food and Beverage

Flow indicators and sight glasses provide the ability to observe and validate cleaning and draining in the food and beverage industry where industrial processing is required. Allowing operators to observe processes inside of vessels and pipes typically used in a brewery and cheese making equipment, fermentation tanks and processing vessels, pasteurization equipment, formulation equipment where observation, safety…