Innovative Clarification Technologies
Beer filtration and beer clarification is a key process step in beer production. Ensuring that the main quality features for beer as product occurrence, taste stability, brilliance, haze and shelf life.
During the last 10 years the technologies in use for beer filtration and clarification have changed from old style kieselguhr to modern type beer crossflow membrane filtration. With the change major advantages are achieved,
Pall Crossflow membrane systems for beer filtration and clarification provide to breweries today a sustainable process which keeps the beer characteristics unchanged from keg to keg and bottle to bottle. High operational safety combined with lowest operation cost allow a reliable beer filtration and clarification for any type of beer and any size of brewery.
Learn About Our PROFi Crossflow Membrane System
The Pall PROFi crossflow membrane system is a modern beer filtration and clarification solution, which combines the advantages from centrifugation and crossflow membrane filtration into one process.
The Pall patented PROFi process is designed for zero operator automation, continuous or batch operation, speed and flexibility at brand changes with very little beer losses. The modular block design maximizes product security, cleaning effectiveness and utility usage.
The Pall crossflow membrane module is a patented design with high performance hollow fibers, designed as inserts into a reusable stainless-steel housing. The insert design combined with the robustness of the PES membranes provides a superior membrane performance at lowest cost.
Modules can be tested in-situ before production and removed from service if any defect detected.
Pall PROFi crossflow membrane system is designed in a modular way, serving brewing operations from small to big. The block design allows flexible adjustment to production demands, plant expansion or downsizing at later stage. Blocs are available from 6 to 28 crossflow membrane modules; several modular blocs are combined to a filter system. Performance range is from 30 to 900 hl/h in batch or continuous operation mode. PROFi crossflow membrane filtration is applicable for all types of beers. Colloidal stabilization can be combined with PROFi either upstream or downstream the membrane step. Special stabilization products are not required.
For Craft Breweries a PROFi Craft 6 and PROFi Craft 12 is available. PROFi Craft systems exist on the membrane bloc, all connection valves, CIP and controls. Premanufactured and tested units are available for plug and play operation. The simple process combined with a well-structured automaton requires no special skills for operators.
The Impact of IoT on Performance and Consumption in Filtration
The implementation of IoT in the beer-making process supports transforming the industry towards sustainable and cost-effective production. With IoT based digitalization in filtration and stabilization, breweries can optimize processes, automate machine learning, and manage data for reporting, traceability, and analysis.
But IoT users have one primary concern in common – data security. Pall values data security as the highest priority and proactively takes all the necessary steps to remain best-in-class. Therefore, it is essential that the latest state-of-the-art technology protects brewery data with penetration tests and code scanning exercises to continuously identify risks and takes the necessary actions to ensure brewery data remains where it’s needed.
Through Pall BeerIoT, brewers can optimize their operations, improve sustainability and quality initiatives, and improve their OpEx.
To gain maximum advantage from the data generated by a PROFi control system Pall implemented IoT-based real-time data management with constant access to valuable information across the organization in user-defined formats. The ability to benchmark against other installations within a brewery group and against the industry average is also available.
Typical examples of digital data analytics are:
- Specific consumption data: water, cleaning agents, electricity, membranes
- Performance data: degree of utilization, efficiency, and downtimes
- Quality data: oxygen uptake, color, original extract and haze
- notifications, alarms and messages
Documentation and service data
Pall IoT provides direct online availability of all system-specific documentation and training documents, spare parts lists, service reports, operating instructions, safety instructions and acceptance reports.
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