Described as a one-step biogas optimisation answer, the WANGEN X-UNIT from anaerobic digestion (AD) pump specialist Agrico is claimed to guard AD crops from injury by dangerous contaminants whereas additionally rising feedstock floor space to supercharge the digestion course of.
By stopping overseas objects from coming into the AD system, says the agency, the X-UNIT protects pumps, mixers, pipework and tanks from contaminant injury, whereas its chopping blades scale back AD feedstock to a high-quality, porridge-like consistency, optimising the AD course of. This easy-to-operate, energy-efficient system extends the lifespan of precious gear, will increase operational uptime and maximises biogas yield, boosting an operator’s backside line.
“Having seen first-hand the appreciable injury induced to downstream gear by contaminants like bone, steel, stones and grit, I’m excited to showcase the brand new and improved X-UNIT on the World Biogas Expo when it returns to the NEC this June,” mentioned Agrico’s Basic Supervisor John Tame. “Not solely can it play an vital position in defending biogas programs, however it helps plant operators extract the utmost gasoline yield from each tonne of feedstock – important within the present local weather the place competitors for feedstock is fierce and gasoline costs are at a document excessive.”
A modular system that may be retrofitted to the suction aspect of all makes of optimistic displacement pumps, the X-UNIT includes two parts: the X-CUT, a high-performance chopper; and the X-TRACT, which separates contaminants from feedstock. As feedstock passes by way of the X-TRACT on its option to the digester tank, a discount in velocity causes overseas objects to fall into the bottom of the unit, the place they’re caught in a settling tank and prevented from coming into the broader AD system and subsequently damaging precious downstream gear.
With out the X-UNIT to display screen out particles, overseas contaminants would in the end settle in a single place – the ground of the first digester tank. “A build-up of solids within the digester can have a extreme impression on a plant’s success by decreasing tank quantity, leading to diminished gasoline output and straight affecting profitability,” says John. “There’s additionally the price of eradicating the compacted sediment, which might attain tons of of hundreds of kilos. By stopping solids from coming into the AD system within the first place, the X-UNIT protects plant operators from the chance of this costly incidence.”
That includes a most movement quantity of 1,250 m3/h, low power consumption, low put on prices and accessible elements for ease of upkeep, the X-UNIT is designed for longevity. “UK AD plant operators can now defend their funding and optimise their biogas output with the very best of German engineering from WANGEN, backed up by on-the-ground, native gross sales and servicing assist from Agrico,” provides John.