Biodiesel Process Trainer With PLC Controls
Description of Biodiesel Process Trainer With PLC Controls
The Biodiesel Process Trainer is a pilot-scale plant that demonstrates both batch and semi-continuous conversion of vegetable oil feedstock into biodiesel. The Biodiesel Process Trainer has instrumentation to provide for control of all process flows, temperatures and levels. Biodiesel Process Trainer With PLC Controls provides students the opportunity to gain real operating experience focusing on all aspects of biodiesel production the chemical process, control strategy, and management of the chemical process.
Function of Biodiesel Process Trainer With PLC Controls
The conversion of triglycerides into biodiesel is normally performed by base-catalyzed conversion. This reaction takes place at modest conditions of temperature and pressure and can produce conversion rates over 98%. The rate of reaction is influenced by several factors including temperature and degree of mixing. The Biodiesel Process Trainer is designed and built for instructional use and includes many student-friendly features. The main reaction vessel is constructed from industrial glass allowing the students to visually monitor the trans-esterification process. This highly flexible process trainer incorporates various commercially available mixing technologies and process configuration options to allow for the comparative analysis of the technologies currently available in the biodiesel industry.
Specification of Biodiesel Process Trainer With PLC Controls