I need a sight glass. What type of glass do you recommend?A sight glass seems pretty straightforward: a fitting with a window installed on the top or side of a vessel that you can look through and see what’s going on. Simple, right? Not so fast. There is a wrong way to do anything, and choosing the wrong type of glass for a sight glass can have bad
Conical fermenter sight glass lights come in various types and configurations. In my post today I’ll review some of your options, so you can choose the optimal light for your situation. By the way, although I’m focusing on fermenters, which may be conical or straight, the same advice will apply to any brewing equipment vessel, including mash lauter tuns, finishing tanks, and the like.
How to Size a Sight Glass Light for a Process Vessel?Ah, the world of lighting used to be so simple. When you needed to illuminate the interior of a process vessel or tank, you selected a halogen light by its watts. Typically you used a 50 watt light because that’s what the manufacturers commonly offered. If that wasn’t bright enough, then you used a 100 watt light. It got hot, but you didn’t have much choice. The decision for your sight glass light was simple.
CHEM Show 2015, the trade show dedicated to the Chemical industry, is headed back to the Javits Center in New York City from November 17 through 19. Along with more than 300+ chemical industry professionals, representatives from L.J. Star will be on hand to meet and greet our long-time friends (and prospective friends!) in the chemical industry.