Protos create quality storage of wine
Protos is one of the most important and well-known Spanish wineries with a current production of around three million bottles of wine per year. Their wineries are equipped with the most advanced technology. Protos boasts several wineries in different geographic areas that are different but with the same aim: The search of quality above all.
Protos has two wineries in Peñafiel (Valladolid) and Anguix (Burgos) where the famous Crianza and aged wines are produced. Storing fluids like beer and wine in cellars can lead to condensation on the outside of the tanks and bottles. Constantly wet surfaces form the perfect environment for bacterial growth and compromise HACCP regulations.
By dehumidifying the tank room or cellar, the dewpoint of the air will be decreased so condensation no longer occurs. Building structures benefit from the drier climate, the need for maintenance work will be reduced and labels remain intact on bottle surfaces. In addition, the climate for employees will become more comfortable and healthy.
The basic idea of the Munters desiccant rotor is very simple: Air is blown through the rotor (drying wheel) structure and the humidity in the air is absorbed by the hygroscopic desiccant silica gel. The air leaves the rotor as dry air and is pumped into the cellar.
In a separate sector, reactivation air is blown through the rotor to remove the accumulated moisture. The resulting wet air (which contains the removed moisture) is blown away outside.
The system works without freon, without compressors – just environmentally friendly, simple magic.
Munters' unique patented PowerPurge and EnergyPurge offer the option of energy savings.