Smart Fuels biodiesel project selects Flo-Corp controls

By Ron Kotrba | October 14, 2009
Posted November 18, 2009

Instrumentation firm Flow Line Options Corp. (Flo-Corp) announced it has just supplied Smart Fuels LLC with process measurement and control solutions to run its biodiesel refinery in Fruitland, Fla. Construction on the Smart Fuels Florida plant began earlier this year and is expected to be operational in 2010, using waste cooking oils and animal fats for biodiesel production. According to the company, the glycerin produced through transesterification will be used for process energy.

Some of the Flo-Corp equipment installed at the facility includes MEMFlo volumetric flow meters and trademarked MFT two-wire flow transmitters to precisely monitor the flow rate through the heaters, and calculate the amount of oil going to the reactor. Also installed were Flo-Corp's trademarked EchoSafe ultrasonic level transmitters to gauge fluid levels in the tanks, and CalFlo SwitchGuard flow and temperature switches for additional protection.
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