Beer cooler

Beer cooler2019-08-01T07:29:55+01:00

Beer cooler

Our beer cooler cools the beer to temperatures of -1 to -2 °C with the help of a cooling medium, usually glycol. This takes place in a single-stage plate heat exchanger.

The process is used in the brewing industry to cool the beer for the cold storage phase and therefore ensure optimum temperature control during fermentation. The beer cooler is also used before filtration in order be able to carry it out at the lowest possible temperatures.

Advantages and functions

  • Constant cooling of the beer to below 0 °C

  • No freezing of beer due to bypass circulation of glycol

  • Few armatures are needed when using glycol

  • Quick achievement of cooling temperature

  • Wide capacity range of 40 – 100 % of nominal capacity

  • Hygienic design, full CIP capability

  • Easy operation, low maintenance effort, long service life

  • Fully automatic operation with standard PLC and touch panel

  • Optional integration in process control system and remote maintenance

  • Individually dimensioned and designed for each specific application

  • Equipment and components according to customer specification

  • Compact tubular-frame system (skid mounted)

Technical Description

The beer to be cooled flows through a single-stage plate heat exchanger in countercurrent to the refrigerant glycol. The beer is cooled to a constant temperature of -1 or -2 °C in a very short time. The flow rate of the beer is optionally controlled by a frequency-controlled pump.

If glycol with very low temperatures is used as refrigerant, the system is equipped with bypass control. This prevents freezing of the beer by recirculating warm glycol.

The unit can be controlled by a local PLC with a touch panel or by a process control system.
Designed for high hygienic standards, all common cleaning agents in the brewing and beverage industry can be used for CIP cleaning.

Technical Specifications

Capacity 15 to 1000 hl/h / 1,5 to 100 m3/h
Cooling temperature according to customer specification
Cooling media glycol or ammonia