Challenges of the fermentation process
Substrates are continuously fed into the bioreactor in a continuous fermentation process, and the yield product is extracted continuously. A closed control loop ensures that the parameters to be regulated always correspond exactly to the specified set-point values as closely as possible. There are a few challenges here:
Challenges and problems of conventional solutions
Regulating bioreactors safely, quickly and automatically with customised systems
Only when all control loops function perfectly can your machinery ensure efficient production processes and high-quality end products. Valve dimensioning and control loop design are often complex and time-consuming. First, use our valve design tool to get an overview of which valve solution is possible for your fermentation process. We will then be happy to provide you with personal consultation and will compile perfectly selected and dimensioned products for you.
Alternatively, we offer you complete system solutions that reduce your engineering and production process workload – with automation, if you desire. Speak with our experts directly!
The advantages of the Bürkert system solution:
Save on installation space and weight
In conventional solutions, the total weight of the two components that control nutrient solution feeds into bioreactors is around 18.5 kg, assuming a DN of ½“ each. By contrast, the total weight of the Bürkert solutions with the same DN is only 4.4 kg. Bürkert’s local control loop can thus save about 14 kg. The solution also requires much less installation space, which results in more flexible system concepts, shorter installation times and lower machine costs.
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