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EQ Tank

An equalization tank can be a great solution for a medium sized brewery- or even large ones. This type of tank offers a lot of options at a low cost. This page describes EQ tank operation. See this page for information…
John
November 8, 2019
MechanicalPiping

Brewery wastewater pipe diameter

You're building a brewery, you're designing your drainage system and you want to know what size brewery wastewater pipe diameter to use. Do not use pipe smaller than 4", even for a small brewpub.  ABS and PVC pipe is generally…
John
August 12, 2015
WaterCapacityMechanicalTreatment

Brewery wastewater reuse

More and more around the world, you are hearing of various wastewater reuse schemes.  It's happening more often than you think in more ways than you'd imagine- there have been beer festivals featuring only reused water.  From a technical standpoint,…
John
May 11, 2016
DrainsMechanicalPiping

Floor drains

There are a lot of options to consider with floor drains in a brewery.  Floor drains, trench drains, equipment drains- they all have their place.  Since these will be set in concrete, they are a permanent part of your infrastructure…
John
February 24, 2014
MechanicalPiping

Ductile iron in a brewery

Folks, don't let this happen to you. A few weeks ago I stopped by a brewery in a nearby town for lunch.  It turned out they were closed.  Construction crews were inside tearing out the concrete slab, replacing the ductile…
John
May 14, 2015
MechanicalPipingPumpsTanks

Brewery spills…

Life happens. Mistakes and accidents happen. Brewery spills happen. As with most things in the brewery wastewater world, depending on where you're at, they can be no big deal at all or they can be a major issue. Again, it…
John
October 22, 2014
MechanicalPipingUncategorized

Unistrut

Short post this week, I broke my right hand working in my pasture (I tripped).  My hand is in a cast and typing is a wee bit difficult. A quick little idea when your having pipes mounted on the wall, you'll…
John
October 8, 2014
MechanicalSensors

Level detection

Level detection for brewery wastewater applications can be a lot of things.  It can be as simple as a sight glass.  It can also involve lasers, radar, and ultrasonic waves. Your tank can be underground or above.  For the most…
John
February 16, 2014
MechanicalTanks

Equalization tank

A brewery wastewater system can be pretty simple.  It can also be really complex, but let's hope that only happens to the big guys. Components of a brewery wastewater pretreatment system could be as simple as a good wastewater sample…
John
September 2, 2014