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Burkert Fluid Control Systems is providing a complete package of Atex-rated valves, flow sensors, level switches, positioner systems and conductivity and flowmeters for Green Fuels’ Fuelmatic system.

Designed to produce up to 20,000 litres per day of high-quality biodiesel, the fully automated Fuelmatic is skid mounted to facilitate shipping and installation.

UK-based Green Fuels designs and manufactures a range of low-cost processing equipment that produces biodiesel for small-scale, domestic usage, right up to commercial production levels.

The advanced technology integrated into Green Fuels’ systems enables customers to produce their own high-quality biodiesel inexpensively and safely for use as a sustainable road transport fuel.

The Fuelmatic system is suitable for the medium-scale commercial production of biodiesel.

Designed to produce up to 20,000 litres a day, the Fuelmatic offers key advantages in that, as a skid-mounted unit, it can be transported to the source of the feedstock material from which biodiesel is produced.

This is said to compare favourably with larger fixed biodiesel plants, where feedstock has to be transported to a central location – a process that is costly and, in view of the emissions from the many trucks required to transport the feedstock, non-ecological.

In its redesign of the Fuelmatic, Green Fuels stipulated working with a single source for the supply of all valves, sensors, flowmeters and positioners.

However, all the products had to be Atex-approved EeX lA devices, powered via safety barriers.

In addition to finding a company with the required products, Green Fuels also required the supplier to provide technical support to assist in the integration of the Atex equipment into the redesigned Fuelmatic.

Burkert offers a range of Atex products and can provide consultancy, system design and manufacture and installations and testing.

The fully automated Fuelmatic is controlled by a PLC that interfaces with Burkert’s 8640 pneumatic valve islands.

These units are built to specific requirements and save space by providing for the actuation of up to 24 valves on compact modular backplanes.

The Type 8640 provides users with a combination of pilot-valve input/output (I/O) modules and fieldbus communications for the control of process valves.

On the redesigned Fuelmatic, the 8640 system provides the actuation of Burkert pneumatic angle seat, globe and diaphragm valves, all with Type 1062 electric feedback switches, and the Type 2712 modulating globe valve with an Atex electro-pneumatic positioner.

Completing the package are Atex-approved flow and displacement sensors, a vibrating level switch, positive displacement flowmeters and a conductivity transmitter.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Burkert Fluid Control Systems has been manufacturing products and systems for over 60 years that can be used wherever fluid media and gases need to be measured, controlled and regulated.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems has been manufacturing products and systems for over 60 years that can be used wherever fluid media and gases need to be measured, controlled and regulated.Whether the application is filling, level, flow, pressure or temperature we have a solution and a uniquely comprehensive range of products to handle it, including solenoid, process and analytical valves, pneumatic actuation, sensors and controllers.

For Burkert it is not enough to simply offer individual products.Our aim is to provide complete system and application solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers.Tell us what you need and our engineers will find an appropriate solution using our vast experience and a wide range of services such as advice and engineering, installation, testing, and after-sales support.

Burkert’s global presence offers our customers an additional advantage.Products and systems are constantly developed and optimised according to international standards.Through this process synergy effects evolve which ensure technological leadership and competitive advantage

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