One of the keys to automated biodiesel production is real time feedback of chemical composition.
As any commercial producer of finished goods will attest, operator error accounts for most of the problems in production. No matter how well trained and skilled an operator is, human error is an inevitability with any process. Valves are usually a big culprit. With multiple people working on a site, somebody can easily forget to put a lockout tag on a valve or leave something open or closed when it shouldn’t be. Biodico’s automated biodiesel production facilities are designed with electronically actuated solenoid valves so that entering the next stage of a production cycle is as easy as the push of a button.
No matter how well trained and skilled an operator is, human error is an inevitability with any process.
The real time testing and the automated biodiesel production valves work together so that the operator can be prompted that the facility is ready to enter into the next stage gate process as soon as the chemical indicators are there. In a conventional biodiesel production process, roughly two hours of laboratory testing are needed for every one hour of production. Reaction times and chemical separation times are pushed longer than necessary as well to ensure that processes don’t have to be repeated, to ensure that valuable product is not lost, and to ensure that contamination isn’t an issue. With real time feedback of the chemical composition of the process, Biodico can run stages of the production process for just the amount of time that is needed. Automated Biodiesel Production processing allows for Biodico’s MPU technology to produce biodiesel three times as fast as conventional processing technologies.
Automated Biodiesel Production processing allows for Biodico’s MPU technology to produce biodiesel three times as fast as conventional processing technologies.
Automated processing also leads to accurate, real time logging of what is happening in the field. This allows for remote monitoring and troubleshooting of production. Problems from anywhere in the world can be effectively analyzed from Biodico’s R&D center at Naval Base Ventura County. Material use can be very accurately compiled immediately from the corporate office in Ventura. Automated processing leads to faster, safer, and smarter biodiesel production.