A leading international brewery was looking for an answer to their requirement to keep their reactor vessels in a reliable temperature-controlled environment.
Maintaining a steady, constant temperature is crucial for breweries when it comes to storing beer ingredients, as they are sensitive to heat and temperature fluctuations.
Preventing spoilage, preservation of flavour and aroma, quality and consistency control are key for the brewery.
The brewery approached ICS Cool Energy to consider a solution for this challenge.
A reliable containerised solution that would enable them to keep their fermentation vessels at a specific temperature, in the middle of the plant, was proposed.
Additionally, the storage needed to be easily accessible for a forklift or a motorised pallet truck to enter.
ICS Cool Energy responded with two customised, highcube 40-feet refrigerated container units with heavy-duty ramp delivered as part of the Cold Store hire solutions.
The ICS Cool Energy Cold Store solutions deliver high cooling capacity in combination with precise temperature control from +30⁰C to -40°C, even in the most severe applications with high ambient temperatures, frequent door openings, long running hours etc.
Cold Store units feature tried and tested refrigeration units originally designed for seagoing reefer applications. The units can be plugged in the 360-500 Volt 50 or 60 Hz power supply to ensure steady cold or frozen temperatures in the container.
By using containerised Cold Store units, the brewery avoided investments required to turn a large part of their plant into a cold room. This also contributed to significantly lower energy consumption and more flexibility for the storage of the vessels.
Following the initial 12-months hire contract and successful tests, the brewery decided to extend the hire of the Cold Store solutions to a 5-year period.
Consistency is key in the brewing process and keeping ingredients at a steady temperature is essential for maintaining quality control. If the temperature fluctuates, it can impact the brewing process, resulting in inconsistent batches and ultimately affecting the taste and quality of the beer.
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