CAFFREY’S DOUBLE BARRELS ARE CLEAR

A new brewhouse for Caffrey’s Irish Ale that will produce more than twice the barrelage of its predecessor, came on line this year using valves and actuators from Keystone. The easy-clean quarter-turn flow control equipment is being used on wort lines at Bass’s new £3.1 million Ulster brewery, which will produce 600,000, rising to a […]

A new brewhouse for Caffrey’s Irish Ale that will produce more than twice the barrelage of its predecessor, came on line this year using valves and actuators from Keystone.

The easy-clean quarter-turn flow control equipment is being used on wort lines at Bass’s new £3.1 million Ulster brewery, which will produce 600,000, rising to a million barrels a year.

Keystone Figure 990 and K-Lok butterfly valves, in sizes ranging from 6.5mm to 300mm, are being used to control the flow to two main mash filters. Accurate flow control is essential to achieve optimum clarity of wort and improved extract recovery.

The 990 split-body wafer valve provides high flow capacity with low pressure drop, and reduces fobbing problems in carbonated products. The K-Lok has a double offset Equalinear disc, which combines high strength and flow capacity with good flow characteristics and minimum seat wear. Reliability is a key requirement for continuous plant operation.

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