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Serving tanks (Bright beer tanks) vertical, non-insulated, air

SERVING TANKS / BRIGHT BEER TANKS – preparing beer for consumption and distribution

Vertical serving tanks/bright beer tanks , non-insulated , single-jacked , cooled by air

Certificates PED-ASME-GUM-GOST
Vertical serving bright beer tanks isolatedServing bright beer tank non-insulated air-cooledAfter completion of the maturation phase of production in maturation tanks or cylindrical-conical tanks ( depending on the selected fermentation technology ) the beer is tapped into the serving tanks. Serving tanks, also called bright beer tanks, are vessels structurally identical to maturation tanks.

Their typical feature is the certification for pressure 3.0 bar, since for their main function, which is filling the transport packaging ( kegs, bottles ) and tapping beer ( in the adjacent restaurant ), it is necessary to keep beer under a higher pressure than is used in maturation tanks.

Serving tanks / Bright beer tanks that are manufactured and supplied for our breweries with the same construction as the maturation tanks. It means that any maturation tank can also be used as a serving and vice versa. This solution simplifies and accelerates the process of beer production because it is not necessary to pump the beer from storage tank to serving tank just simply by increasing the pressure in the maturation tank we can change its function  in a few seconds without other interventions.

Function of the bright beer tank is gaining its importance especially in breweries, from which the beer is filtered and subsequently distributed in bottles and transport in barrels to other restaurants or sale networks . After completion of maturation , the beer is filtered and subsequently tapped into serving tanks.

In serving tank is the beer left to calm down, for several hours or days, without further intervention. After increasing pressure is the beer from the serving tank subsequently tapped into transport containers with contra-pressure, to avoid the loss of the carbon dioxide from the beverage.

 

Characteristics of bright beer tanks in this version (serving tanks):

Serving tanks with single-jacket

Serving single-jacket tanks – simple and cheap non-insulated tanks , cooled by cold air. The traditional way of cooling in a lager cellar. The advantage is low cost, but there is also number of disadvantages: high cooling energy demands (it can be affected by the quality of the thermal insulation of walls in the lager cellar) , the impossibility of controlling the maturation (it is not possible to set different temperatures in individual tanks), low comfort of work in the lager cellar (cellar workers are working in very cold and humid environment which is not conducive to their health and working condition).

It is necessary to note that for the brewery cellar with single-shell tanks it is needed to create a cooling box, a room with very good insulation of walls and ceiling and with a refrigerator door. The operating costs of cooling are particularly during the summer months, possibly year-round in tropical areas, significantly higher than the lager cellar with insulated tanks cooled by liquid. These increased costs to the building and operation usually outweigh the savings from buying cheaper technology brewery.

In contrast, the solution is usually advantageous for air cooling Microbrewery what need to create a refrigerated storage area for filled kegs or bottles of beer, and have not a dedicated storage room. In this case, together with the beer for sale are simultaneously cooled also lager tanks.

 

Serving tanks vertical

Tanks in a brewery are “standing”. Easy for cleaning and sanitation and there is also easy access to the tanks from all sides. The disadvantage is the space requirement both in height and in the area of beer cellar. Vertical maturation tanks are standard in modern breweries and this concept is preferred where small space is no fundamental limitation.

 

We produce vertical non-insulated maturating tanks in several standard product lines

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Our wide range of produced maturating lager tanks allows you to select the optimum tank dimensions as layout space.

 

Properties wider tanks with small height of cylindrical part:

  • Smaller heat transfer area, lower cooling effect
  • They are less demanding in terms of height space.
  • They are more demanding in terms of floor space.

Properties slender tanks with large height of cylindrical part:

  • Larger heat transfer area, the greater the cooling effect
  • They are more demanding in terms of height space
  • They require less floor space.

 

We also produce maturating lager tanks other than the standard sizes .

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Price list and technical description of the vertical non-insulated serving tanks :




other variations of the vertictal non-insulated serving tanks


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