Creating a perfect healthy environment for breweries
Mold and bacterial growth has long been a problem for brewers. Beers must be stored in large vessels at low temperatures for several weeks after brewing before they are ready for bottling. As thousands of gallons of beer are manufactured, the effects of high humidity and continuous condensation can create major issues.
In brewing, the storage vessels are often cooled to around +2ºC. As ambient air enters the storage areas, condensation can quickly form on the vessels, pipework and the cold wall surfaces in the corridors. These wet offending areas are often steam cleaned, which can make the problem worse.
Munters solution is to reduce the moisture load in the air using desiccant dehumidification, thus eliminating the condensation. Munters desiccant dehumidifiers dry air by passing it through a wheel coated with a desiccant material. Once condensation is under control, drying times can be reduced after washdown with the dry air system, and the formation of microbiological growth eliminated.
Munters controlled climate prevents condensation, mold growth, and bacteria on cold surfaces throughout the storage areas. Washdown times are shortened and redecoration is no longer a frequent necessity.
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Areas of expertise
- Weighing, Mixing, Blending
- Storage Below 0°C / 30°F
- Storage Above 0°C / 30°F
- R&D Labs and Clean Rooms
- Product Freezing
- Product Coating
- Product Drying
- Powder Conveying
- Inlet Air Treatment
- Human Comfort
- Climate Control
- Energy-Saving Ventilation
- Evaporative Cooling
- Factory Cooling
- Gas Cooling