Recycling thermal energy during the brewing process
Wort boiling and energy consumption are inseparably linked. Sadly … because the wort boiling process accounts for around 25 to 35 percent of total thermal energy consumption. Steadily rising energy prices are placing a major burden on your brewing costs. And of course, you are looking to conserve resources like everyone else. How can more energy be saved in wort boiling? –That is the question. And if the quality of the beer can also be improved, that’s two incentives straight away to implement an energy recovery system.
In order to recover thermal energy, Krones will integrate modules into your brewery tailored to your individual processes. The processes are essentially based on a total evaporation of approximately four percent. Depending on the method used to heat the water and the specific total evaporation, vapour condensers, condensate coolers, energy storage tanks and lauter wort heaters may be installed.