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Fermentation in the ethanol plant

Level, switching and pressure measurement in the conversion process for alcohol production

Level, switching and pressure measurement in the conversion process for alcohol production

Process data

Measuring task:
Pressure and level measurement, point level detection
Measuring point:
Tank
Measuring range up to:
5 m
Medium:
Mash
Process temperature:
+20 … +40 °C
Process pressure:
0 … 5 mbar
Special challenges:
Fluctuating gauge pressure, foaming

Application

The heart of the ethanol plant is the fermentation process. This is where the sugars in the mash are converted into alcohol, which, in the subsequent distillation process, is then concentrated to a strength of 99.9 %. The CO2 gas given off by the fermentation is captured and used for carbonation in the beverage industry. To keep the fermenter vessel operating in its optimal range, reliable monitoring of the process parameters including the vessel level and overall pressure is required.

Your benefit

Reliable
Accurate readings under all process conditions in the fermenter
Cost effective
Level and pressure measurement using electronic differential pressure provides all relevant measurement data
User friendly
Simple mounting and setup


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