Fermentation Vessel Automation
This fermentation vessel has over 100 actuated valves associated with it as well as several PID closed loop controls and dozens of analogue temperature and pressure instruments.
All of the valves were fitted with position feedback which were wired to new inputs. The old controller was replaced with a new Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC. The graphical interface was via a 17” touch screen mounted directly in the plant area as well as a PC based version in the control room.
This has allowed for the process to be semi-automated to free up some operator time and produce consistent product results.