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Attemperation System at Robinsons Brewery

ABM have successfully completed the Attemperation System Upgrade at Robinsons’ historic Unicorn Brewery in Stockport.

Robinsons in the past have manually controlled the temperature during beer fermentation and now required this to be more carefully controlled to improve product quality and consistency.
The new system now gives the option to schedule cooling when manpower is not available or during the night.

ABM fully automated the fermentation vessel attemperation control utilising the current borehole well water supply, modifying the existing FV vessels cooling jackets, together with associated supply and return pipework.
A new CIP system was installed as part of the project to clean the attemperation cooling jackets and pipework enabling a more efficient cooling process than the previous labour intensive manual system.
The manual rousing system was rewired and integrated into the new system giving a simple user interface

The turnkey project involved the following

  • Process/Services Pipework Design/Installation
  • Control System Design / Installation
  • Current Steam Boilers Integration with Timed Start/Stop
  • Rousing System Integration
  • Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC with 2 Intouch Scada Control Stations
  • All Panel/Field Wiring Design/Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Remote Operation and Diagnostic Support via the Internet

Commissioning of the system was completed on a “vessel by vessel” basis in order to minimise disruption to production requirements.

Robinsons will make considerable savings now the new system is in full operation.

Martin Weeks, Head Brewer at Robinsons said
“I would to thank ABM and their team for the very professional way that they carried out this project.
From our perspective, the team gave an excellent service, on time and on budget”

“As with all projects of this type it is how the team deal with the small issues that inevitably occur during the installation which makes or breaks the customer supplier relationship and for me, ABM have excelled with this.
The minor modifications that ABM have made to the original plan have made the system much more user friendly for which we are very grateful”