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Old 05-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #1
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One of the fun aspects of automation is designing your valves and flow diagrams. I would like to start a thread should valve layouts and system designs. If you have any to contribute please do so. All that I will post are references to ones I have found online. I am currently in design phase of my own system just gathering parts.







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Old 05-08-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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This is what I was using at one point, I've since changed but perhaps it could help others...
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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I kind of like this one....lol.
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I modified this layout to T the therminator output back into the BK return. That way I can do a chill/recirc back to the kettle before going to the fermenter. If your ground water is cold enough (mine isn't) you might be able to go straight to the fermenter in one pass of the chiller.

Are you planning on doing HERMS or RIMS?
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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My current setup is herms three vessel, but I'm seriously considering two vessel. I'm using a BT3.3, due to pressure sensors for volume. I have 12 valves at my disposal and want to make a system that also controls water in.

In a dream world I would make the Control panel 120v, and the 240v power a module box. So that if I wanted I could run same control panel on kitchen setup for small test batches. Then go to a 55 gal setup when I win lottery .

Due to budget I'm looking to keep at 2 pumps but might increase then with DC solar pumps for better flow control during sparge.

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:27 AM   #5
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Here is the latest overview for my system currently under build. Uses 4 solenoid valves for tap or RO water and 7 automated ball valves. I am assisted by the pumps as they are peristaltic and essentially act as closed valves when not running.

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Old 05-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Here are Visio diagrams of my valve setup along with a pic of the actual plumbing. Right now, the valves are manual, but will be replaced in time with automated valves.





 
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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Here is the very simple schematic that is on my control panel. This is for a RIMs System controlled by Brewtroller. I also have views that show the LED status for each Brewtroller valve profile I can add in too.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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Hi Squeeky, nice to see you here again!

As you should remember my HERMS bt powered system is under heavy build, I hope to complete and test it in less than a couple of weeks.

this is my flows schema



10 motorized valves (7 two ways and 3 three ways) and two March pumps.

That means a lot of wires and connectors to weld!

My setup with all the different phases: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/myherms-project-293873/

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:46 AM   #9
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Here is a screen schematic for the automatic brewing system I cobbled together
and a construction picture from software testing and tuning stage

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:16 AM   #10
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Kladue,

Just wanted to say . . . Speechless.

Crazy DIY automation setup, I tip my brewing hat.

 
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