Craft brewery drives success with process automation swap
When an important calculation for a new controls solution was overlooked, the result threatened to keep a new brewery aging tank offline. Substituting solenoid valves with built-in power management brought the equipment online.
Managing the temperatures in the metal tanks of a regional craft brewery is critical throughout the fermentation process. As cooling processes go, it is not particularly complicated — however, sometimes trouble can arise. A January 2018 article in Process Cooling magazine explores how a misstep in valve selection nearly tanked one growing brewery’s fast-tracked expansion project — and it identifies issues that impact engineers working in other process automation applications.