Microbrewery Project - FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd

Microbrewery Project

Project Brief

This project involved building and commissioning of a new purpose-built microbrewery with a 35hl brewhouse. This was designed to brew a range of craft beers, to contain a 120kW cooling system, using a glycol/water mix, with a target temp of -4°C and to generate 1,060 kg/h of steam. This project was split into phases.

Phase 1:

  • The brewhouse was ordered by the manufacturing company themselves. FDT provided initial feasibility calculations and helped in original planning.

Phase 2:

  • Tender document generation for potential mechanical and electrical contractors.
  • Assistance with utility supply to site.
  • Meet with provisionally chosen contractor to discuss technical details.

The Solution

The technical applications of the work for this project involved the preparation of tender documents for the mechanical and electrical installation.

Mechanical installation:

  • Supply of all pipework, excluding piping from a supplier.
  • Supply of Refrigeration Plant (120 kW Cooling).
  • Supply of air compressor (20 m3/h to supply oil-free dry air @ 7 barg).
  • Support for positioning of plant.

Electrical installation:

  • Supply and deliver cabling & electrical infrastructure
  • Connection to power supply where required

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