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Old 03-31-2008, 03:33 PM   #11
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I have been following your build with great interest Kladue. I am in the process of getting a large scale brutus one clone together. I am particular interested in going w/ auto ignition for the burners in lieu of a pilot. However, there are so many details and nuances to the auto ignition! I have been following your thread on the Asco valves which has a lot of great info.


Your setup looks awesome!

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Old 03-31-2008, 04:24 PM   #12
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kladue,

Nice set up. What kind of flow transmitters did you use? Are you able to adjust the flow rates of the pumps, if so, how?

I'm working on plans for a fully automated, skid-mounted brewing system. One of the few remaining issues to solve is how to control the RPMs on the pump to control the flow rate. I have an I/O DAQ card that will control things such as solenoid valves, burners, and the pumps. In looking at your system, it looks like you have flow controls and as such may have control over your pump RPM.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:28 PM   #13
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Flow transmitters are Malema M-10000 series .13-1.3 GPM flow with 4-20 Ma output, valves are Belimo B-208/9 with 2-10VDC proportional control actuators. Pumps are on/off control with flow control by valve position controlled by 0-10VDC output from opto 22 hardware. Here is a schematic of the brewery and picture of the plc panel http://picasaweb.google.com/kevin.ladue/Phase2Brewery/photo#5183956992201630530.
Have tested scaled version of screw conveyor, waiting for parts to finish full size unit.

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Old 03-31-2008, 09:01 PM   #14
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Kevin, that's the greatest thing I've seen in a long time. Wow!

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Old 03-31-2008, 10:05 PM   #15
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K, Are you excited to test that bad boy out on a first batch? Your rig has come a long way. That really is a piece of art. I like it. In fact, I like it a lot. S.

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Still have a bit more system fabrication to go then finish software and begin calibration and testing. Also have to finish plumbing, electrical, and interior finish of brew shed before first batch on new system. Still have the old steam rims system to use if i had time and energy to brew.

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That's looking really awesome Kevin. You fabricate some nice stuff and look to be putting together a really top notch brewery.

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Holy. Effing. Sheit.

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Still have a bit more system fabrication to go then finish software and begin calibration and testing. Also have to finish plumbing, electrical, and interior finish of brew shed before first batch on new system. Still have the old steam rims system to use if i had time and energy to brew.
Yah, I hear ya. You have to admit though, as far, as completion seems away, the closer you get, the more the bug seems to bit. Well I will sit back and wait for the next phase. Your system is quit awesome. When it is finished, you are going to have to have someone take the proud father picture and post it. Well got to go to work, have a great day K. S.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:56 PM   #20
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I thought of another thing I'm curious about. Do you have any type of flame detection on your pilots or main burners? If so, what are you using?

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