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August Product Info 2020

• Lumiglas – Ex: Luminaires for ambient temperatures up to +60 degrees Lumistar Luminaire USL 07 LED-Ex II 2G Ex db eb IIC T6 Gb II 2D Ex tb IIIC T80°C Db The benefits at a glance: • Approved for use in ambient temperatures of up to +60°C. • Compact design and powerful light output…

Ex – Camera Technology

Ex-camera’s are explosion proof for explosive areas. Ex-camera variants with zoom lens can also be operated by remote control from a control room in a non-ex area (non explosive zone). The observer can thus adjust the camera settings to meet specific requirements. Insight with far-sight: control and remote monitoring of operations in explosive-hazardous and non-explosive…

If someone says “explosion-proof,” what exactly does that mean? – Typical ATEX & IECEx Marking Explained

ATEX is a commonly used synonym for the ATEX directives of the European Union. The name is derived from the French term “ATmosphère EXplosible”. Here is an explanation of ATEX and IECEx standards, markings, classification, directive and different zones. ATEX products are differentiated from standard products by their markings, most noticeably the recognized Ex symbol.…

Accessorize that Sight Glass – Versatility and Functionality

Increase Versatility and Improve Function with Lumiglas® accessories Using sight glasses is essential in the production of pharmaceuticals, as is maintaining the functionality and cleanliness of those sight glasses. The good news is that a wide variety of sight glass accessories are available to assist pharmaceutical manufacturing personnel in the production of pure, high-quality product…

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:

If you thought that LEDs weren’t ready for industrial facilities, think again

A Reminder About the Benefits Of LEDs LEDs can successfully replace metal halide, high-pressure sodium, HID, and outdated fluorescent lamps. Because LEDs don’t need ballasts, they can minimize fire hazards and the environmental impacts and disposal costs for industrial facilities. It’s important to remember that initial lighting fixture costs are only part of the total…

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…

LED Luminaires for food & beverage sight glass applications

Experts in the $738 billion food and beverage manufacturing industry know that, for consumers, taste begins with the eyes. This is especially true with beverages, for whom hue, clarity, cloudiness, transparency, opacity and foam are very tightly controlled. Such the domain of the processing engineer, who depends on the sight glass and associated lighting to…