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Sustainable brewing and distilling - Water

Brewing - water


Pipes, valves and fittings


Employ preferentially valves with a handle rather than a stopcock, so that its position is clear


Consider if the mains pressure to process areas could be reduced by a pressure reducing valve


Lag pipes where temperature is important, e.g. brewing liquor.


Consider re-using the sealing water from liquid ring “scavenge pumps”


Automatic switch off of any cooling water to pumps when not running


Install interface detection at appropriate points



Case study: Carlsberg optimise valves and fittings

A Carlsberg in Russia made savings of 14% were achieved by a combination of installing supply control valves on the bottle washing machines and increasing employee awareness on water use.


Carlsberg Annual Report 2011. Published Online.