28 DEC 2011
GEA Diessel delivers officially approved metering system for E10 additive
For the production of the new fuel E10 the premium fuel is blended with a proportion of bioethanol, as generally known. For this purpose, considerable amounts of bioethanol are needed in the refineries which is delivered to the refineries by rail tank cars with a capacity of 60 to 90 m3.
GEA Diessel metering systems are designed for the reception of bioethanol out of these rail tank cars. Capacities of up to 250 m3/h can be realized.
The metrological requirements of calibration and control authorities (customs) are met. The measuring systems dispose of the required Type Examination Certificate according to the Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC and can therefore be used throughout the European economic area.
The measurement is effected by means of mass flow meters and an additional highly accurate density measurement. . On the basis of the official OIML International Alcoholometric Tables the GEA Diessel control system type ZEVODAT-flash™ then calculates the data from the sensors so that the volume of pure alcohol - based on 20° C – is displayed and can be processed for accounting purposes.
GEA Diessel delivered such a metering system with 2 redundant measuring sections to PCK Raffinerie GmbH in Schwedt/Germany.