Speed and consistency are the keys to producing high-quality brews efficiently. Using technology from Rockwell Automation, W.M. Sprinkman can automate your existing brewhouse or cellar to include many of the functions that are included in all Sprinkman Brewing Systems. The numerous functions that we automate include:
· Water handling
· Wort handling
· Cleaning run-off from Lauter to Brew Kettle
· Smart Tank Top Systems in the cellar
Basic Automation Package for a Multi-Vessel Brewhouse
Your system will include a single enclosure housing the Configurable Brewery controls along with an HMI enclosure to be located in the Brew House. Your Brew House will be an appropriately sized system to include all vessels (i.e. Hot Liquor Tank, Cold Liquor Tank, Mash Mixer, Lauter Tun, Brew Kettle, Whirlpool, Wort Cooler, Grant Tank) to be incorporated into the Main Control Enclosure.
Hot Liquor Tank
A dedicated HMI control screen will be created to show the Hot Liquor Tank configuration for operator control. Temperature control of the Hot Liquor Tank will be done based on an operator set point and a manual HMI selection to indicate recirculation mode. The recirculation pump will activate if the tank temperature is below the minimum tank temperature set point and will continue to run until it reaches the desired set point. Steam heating will be initiated based on either the Hot Liquor Tank or the heat exchanger inlet temperature. Hot Liquor will be supplied to other processes through a combination of a manual valve operation and the start/stop selection of the Hot Liquor Supply Pump.
Cold Liquor Tank
Temperature control of the Cold Liquor Tank will be done based on an operator set point and a manual HMI selection to indicate recirculation mode. The recirculation pump will activate if the tank temperature is above the set point and will continue to run until it reaches the desired tank temperature. Glycol cooling will be initiated based on either the Cold Liquor Tank or the heat exchanger outlet temperature. Cold Liquor will be supplied to the Wort Cooler through a combination of a manual valve operation and the start/stop selection of the Cold Liquor Supply Pump.
Brew water will be provided to the system manually with flow transmitter feedback. The agitator is manually controlled via the operator interface through a start/stop and speed control set point. An operator set point for the vessel temperature will be available which will automatically control the electronically actuated solenoid valves for the steam control. A temperature transmitter on the tank will monitor the value compared to the set point. A manual valve initiates supply to the Lauter Tun.
The Mash supply will be allowed into the Lauter vessel through a manual valve. On systems without a Grant Tank, two pressure transmitters on the tank will monitor the liquid level above and below the lauter screen. The tank agitator is manually controlled via the operator interface through a start/stop and speed control set point. The fan will be automatically initiated whenever the agitator is running. A manual start/stop will exist for the agitator fan. A manual valve initiates supply to the Grant Tank or Recirculation Pump where level or flow is monitored and used to control pump speed. The control to recirculate or transfer to the Brew Kettle is based on a manual valve selection after the Sight Glass with light control to view the supply.
A dedicated HMI screen will be created to show the Brew Kettle configuration for operator control.
Supply to the Brew Kettle is based on manual valve operations. Supply to the Whirlpool will be accomplished through the use of manual valves and the manual start/stop activation of the Brew Transfer Pump and quantity monitored via the flow transmitter. Monitoring of the Brew Kettle temperature will be provided on the operator interface via the temperature transmitter. For required heating, an operator can select a temperature set point and activate a Heating Mode for the Kettle. Based on the temperature process value as compared to the set point, automatic heating will be accomplished using automatic modulating of the steam valve.
A dedicated HMI screen will be created to show the Whirlpool configuration for operator control.
Supply to the Whirlpool is based on manual valve operations from the Brew Kettle. The supply will have throttling capabilities as a manual selection via the HMI operator interface to the Brew Kettle Supply Pump and will be controlled based on a specific operator set point determined by the flow transmitter. Supply to the Fermentation Cellar will be accomplished through the use of manual valves and the manual start/stop activation of the Whirlpool Supply Pump.
A dedicated HMI screen will be created to show the Wort Cooler configuration for operator control. There are no instruments that have been designated for this section. Cold liquor will chill the wort and manual valves will be utilized to manage exit temperature.
All applicable Fermentation Tanks, Lager Tank (Horizontal/Vertical), Brite Tanks, Serving Tanks will be controlled via the Control Enclosure.
Hot & Cold Liquor Tanks
These hot and cold water tanks need to be sized properly to sufficiently support a brewing system with water at...
Mash mixers (sometimes refered to as mash kettles) are generally where the initial brewing activity occurs. The varying types...
In the lautering process, the wort (the liquid containing the sugar extracted during mashing) is separated from the grains. ...
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