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Thu 18 Jan 2018

Bürkert’s ATEX range for Biodiesel production

When it comes to renewable energy and biodiesel, Bürkert are at the forefront of this sector. A good example of this is evidenced in their partnership with UK-based Green Fuels. When Green Fuels required a re-design of their biodiesel producer, the Fuelmatic, they needed a single source of all valves, sensors, flow meters and positioners. All of these products needed to be ATEX-approved; this is where Burkert came in, providing technical support and expertise along the way. As BM Engineering have a long-lasting partnership with Bürkert, we can provide all of these reliable, high quality products.


What is ATEX approval?


The ATEX directive is for companies who manufacture electrical equipment that can be used in hazardous locations and intend to market products in the EU. To be able to do this your equipment must comply with the ATEX directive. If they’re approved, you can then say your equipment is ATEX approved and has ATEX approval.


Bürkert products for biodiesel production


When Bürkert partnered with Green Fuels, one of the requirements of this partnership was that Bürkert’s products had ATEX approval. As Bürkert have one of the largest ranges of ATEX approved products they were perfect for the Green Fuels biodiesel production, Fuelmatic systems. Here is some information below about some of the products that were used in this project.


8640 valve unit system


Bürkert’s compact and modular 8640 valve unit system has been designed and developed to solve diverse and complex control problems, because of its systematic modular construction and combination of pneumatic and electrical interfaces. The body and connection modules of the unit are made of high-quality plastic and are easy to assemble with their built-in snap connectors.


type 8640 valve unit for dairy automation with multiple switches


Pneumatic control unit Type 8697


Bürkert’s Type 8697 pneumatic control unit has been designed and optimised for the integration on Bürkert’s ELEMENT 21XX process valve and CLASSIC 20XX series. The position of the valve is registered through mechanical or inductive limit switches. The design of the control unit and actuator allows an internal control air routing without the need for external tubing. The control unit has a compact design as well as an automatic end position adjustment.

Pneumatic control unit


Type 2712 – Pneumatically operated 2-way Globe Control Valve


Burkert’s 2712 system has been specifically engineered for applications where control accuracy is paramount. With it stainless steel body and reliable control it’s perfect for these types of applications. The system has excellent control characteristics, a robust actuator and a high life cycle with variability by removable trim kits.

Burkert 2712 system


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