Brewery cleaning, heating and cooling - challenges and solutions

Utilities

Alfa Laval Tank top systems, equipped with tank cleaning machines, streamline every stage of the process, from yeast propagation and fermentation to bright beer.

When coupled with the Alfa Laval Cleaning-In-Place systems, you can optimize cleaning sequences, reducing overall energy and chemical usage in the cleaning of your brewing equipment.

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Cleaning

Challenge

  • Unreliable cleaning 
  • high energy-consumption
  • disinfecting of vessels, equipment and piping

Outcome

  • Fully adjustable, modular, automatic CIP station to fit customer-specific brewery lay-out and processes
  • Best starting point for ensuring correct cleaning of equipment and vessels
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Cooling

Challenge

  • Risk of freezing 
  • High energy consumption 
    • during transfer from fermentation to storage
    • during cooling of green beer
    • during chilling of final beer before filtration or transfer to stabilization tanks

Outcome

  • Cooling based on energy efficient plate heat exchanger  
  • Minimizes risk of freezing
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Heating

Challenge

  • High energy consumption in production of utility steam and hot water

Outcome

  • High quality brewery utility steam or hot water based on the most cost-efficient fired boilers available in the market
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