AG-376. Unit:Unit suitable for teaching/training and research into the principles of steam tripping of fatty acids from edible oils. This is a floor-standing batch processing vessel. Stainless steel and anodized aluminium support structure.
Diagram in the front panel with similar distribution to the elements in the real unit.Elements in contact with the process fluid are constructed in stainless steel.Deodoriser vessel:60 litres overall volume.25 litres working volume.o
Product maximum temperature: 250 C.Electrical heating element (electric resistance), computer controlled, to heat the oil to temperatures of up to 250ºC. (3 KW approx).Cooling water coil for reducing the oil temperature on completion of the process. Steam distribution tube, which allows the steam/oil mixing required.Window for the process visualization. Multi-stage vacuum system, incorporating: Steam ejector. Condenser. Vacuum pump, computer controlled. Discharge pump. Polishing filter to remove any remaining particles in the finished oil.Pressure sensors. Temperature sensors. Level sensor.Sample collecting.Modes of operation:Deodorising:The oil is heated under vacuum using direct steam to provide the agitation for good heat transfer. When the desired pressure and temperature are achieved, the direct steam injection is adjusted to impart a high degree of turbulence to the oil, ensuring good physical contact of the steam with the oil. The impurities are carried over in the steam and condensed in the vacuum condenser, the resulting condensate blending with the vacuum pump sealant to be discharged to drain. Polishing:After deodorisation, the oil refining process is complete. The oil must therefore be free of any contaminants. For this, it is pumped through a polishing filter which removes those particles, giving a bright oil as product. The complete unit includes as well:
Advanced Real-Time SCADA and PID Control. Open Control + Multicontrol + Real-Time Control.Specialized Control Software based on Labview.National Instruments Data Acquisition board (250 KS/s , kilo samples per second). Calibration exercises, which are included, teach the user how to calibrate a sensor and the importance of checking the accuracy of the sensors before taking measurements. Projector and/or electronic whiteboard compatibility allows the unit to be explained and demonstrated to an entire class at one time. Capable of doing applied research, real industrial simulation, training courses, etc. Remote operation and control by the user and remote control for EDIBON technical support, are always included. Totally safe, utilizing 4 safety systems (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic & Software). Designed and manufactured under several quality standards. Optional CAL software helps the user perform calculations and comprehend the results. This unit has been designed for future expansion and integration. A common expansion is the Scada-Net (ESN) System which enables multiple students to simultaneously operate many units in a network
This unit consists of:
-AG-376/CIB. Control Interface Box
-DAB. Data Acquisition Board
-AG-376/CCSOF. PID Computer Control +Data Acquisition+Data Management Softwa
-Cables and Accessories
1.- Study of the operation of small scale version of the industrial process.
2.- To determinate the optimum process conditions for different oil types.
3.- Effect of variation of process pressure.
4.- Effect of variation process temperature.
5.- Effect of variation of quantity of direct steam added.
6.- Effect of variation of overall process time. Additional practical possibilities:
7.- Sensors calibration. Other possibilities to be done with this Unit:
8.- Many students view results simultaneously.To view all results in real time in the classroom by means of aprojector or an electronic whiteboard.
9.- Open Control, Multicontrol and Real Time Control. This unit allows intrinsically and/or extrinsically to change the span, gains; proportional, integral, derivate parameters; etc., in real time.
10.- The Computer Control System with SCADA and PID Controlallow a real industrial simulation.
11.- This unit is totally safe as uses mechanical, electrical and electronic, and software safety devices.
12.- This unit can be used for doing applied research.
13.- This unit can be used for giving training courses to Industries even to other Technical Education Institutions.
14.- Control of the AG-376 unit process through the control interface box without the computer.
15.- Visualization of all the sensors values used in the AG-376 unit process