Mastering Ethanol Production with VEGA: Transforming Industrial Level Management Challenges into Opportunities

In the intricate world of industrial processes, achieving accurate level measurements in tanks with agitators has been a persistent hurdle. Enter the VEGABAR 82, a differential pressure (DP) level measurement solution that defies turbulence and delivers unwavering reliability. In this article, we explore the transformative impact of VEGABAR 82 on tank-level measurements in complex industrial settings.

For AlcoNCP, a multinational corporation based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, VEGA instrumentation has been a trusted ally since 2017. AlcoNCP’s diverse customer base spans industries like beverages, cosmetics manufacturing, food, and medical sectors, relying on sustainably cultivated maize to produce neutral ethanol products and Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS), a high-protein animal feed.

Shon Roopnarain, Control Systems Engineer at AlcoNCP, highlighted the challenges they faced with previous instrumentation, leading them to choose VEGA for their differential pressure measurement needs. Initially introduced in 2016/2017 for challenging level measurement applications at the evaporator plant with mixes of high/low temps, CIP chemicals, Vacuum pressures, and sticky and slurry-type products. Sensor barrels were customized (extended lengths and double sealed) to ensure flawless measurement coupled with world-class foundation fieldbus protocol including AMS these EDPs proved to be the perfect choice with an extremely competitive price point.

As a result, when the fermentation plant was due for an upgrade it was a no-brainer to continue to use EDP in a slightly less demanding process environment, which also saw these EDPs roll out into our distillation plant.

Ethanol production relies on accurate pressure measurements for efficient and safe production. AlcoNCP, equipped with the VEGABAR 82 and supported by VEGA’s expert service team, experiences heightened efficiency and peace of mind.

In partnership with VEGA, AlcoNCP continues to master the chemical process of turning grain into sustainable products.

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