Fermenter function and maintenance requirements

- May 10, 2018-

In the industrial field, fermentation tanks are often used for microbial fermentation. In this device, the main body thereof is generally a main cylinder made of stainless steel plate and has a volume of 1 to several hundred cubic meters. In the design and processing should pay attention to tight structure and reasonable. The advantage of the fermenter is that it can withstand steam sterilization, has a certain degree of operational flexibility and can be adjusted to suit a variety of products and reduce energy consumption.


Knowledge about the maintenance of fermentation tanks:


First of all, during the daily use of fermenters, staff must do a good job in the related inspections. For example, if air inlet and outlet fittings are found to be leaky, when the fittings are tightened to solve the problem, the packing should be added or replaced. In addition, we must pay attention to the regular inspection of the pressure gauge and safety valve, if there is a failure to promptly exchange or repair. Remember that the supporting instrument should be calibrated once a year to ensure normal use.


Second, after the end of use, it is also necessary to clean the fermenter in time. In the cleaning process, it is recommended to use a soft brush for brushing, do not use a hard machine to scratch, so as not to damage the surface. In addition, before decommissioning, it is still necessary to drain excess water from tanks and pipelines in a timely manner. Also, loosen the can lid and the hand hole screw to prevent permanent deformation of the seal ring.


Third, carbon steel equipment such as work sites and operating platforms, and constant temperature water tanks should be regularly performed on a regular basis. If necessary, paints should also be applied to prevent corrosion. In addition, the oil level of the reducer should always be checked. If the lubricating oil is not enough, it must be increased in time. Regularly change gearbox oil to extend its service life.


In addition, if the fermenter is not used temporarily, it is also necessary to empty it and drain the fermenter and the water in the pipes.