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Beer bottling plant in the Doemens Academy
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KSB SuPremE® motors for the next generation of brewers

Tertiary education and other training institutes often lack the first-class and, especially, state-of-the-art technical equipment their students will later be using on the job. Many steps involved in the process can therefore only be taught in theory. KSB acknowledges that it is important for students to have professional equipment available right from the start. When approached by Munich's Doemens Academy, the company immediately donated several premium pumps for the academy's new building.

Tertiary education and other training institutes often lack the first-class and, especially, state-of-the-art technical equipment their students will later be using on the job. Many steps involved in the process can therefore only be taught in theory. KSB acknowledges that it is important for students to have professional equipment available right from the start. When approached by Munich's Doemens Academy, the company immediately donated several premium pumps for the academy's new building.

The project:

New building of the Doemens Academy

With its new building in the suburb of Gräfelfing the Doemens Academy is ready for the next decades of providing training of the highest level to its students from the national and international beverage and food industries. The flexible and modern pilot plant allows both teachers and students to respond swiftly to any developments in the world of brewery, beverage and food applications.

The costumer:

Doemens Academy

The Doemens Academy in Munich was founded in 1895. The company operates worldwide and is recognised for offering qualifications, professional development and consultation in the brewery, beverage and food industries. Apart from a complete brewery, the academy offers comprehensive laboratory set-ups, teaching and testing systems for producing beer and soft drinks, for processing foodstuffs and for bottling and packaging the product.

Brewhouse with several Vitacast Bloc pumps

Brewhouse with several Vitacast Bloc pumps 

The challenge:

Real-life test set-up

To provide training at the highest level it is pivotal for training and seminar rooms to be fitted with technically appropriate state-of-the-art equipment. This was an objective for which Doemens needed comprehensive support from industry players.

For fitting its brewhouse in the teaching and testing brewery the academy required several high-quality pumps, offering students the opportunity of trying out different beer production processes in a real-life test set-up.

To allow the students to conveniently test different processes the mashing pump, wort recirculation pump, lautering pump and CIP pump have to be able to respond flexibly and quickly to different pumping requirements.

The solution:

Synchronous motors for a high efficiency

When the academy specified its technological requirements in a tender, KSB spontaneously decided to support Doemens with a total of six powerful pumps as a donation in kind.

Now the cooling system is fitted with two Movitec pumps operated on a PumpDrive variable speed system, providing the requested flexibility. In other work environments Movitec pumps are often operated for many months without operators having to make any adjustments. In the Doemens testing brewery, by contrast, students can observe the effects of different configurations on the brewing process within the shortest amount of time. PumpDrive can be used to control the flow rate at any time and PumpMeter to check the immediate effects.

Hot water / cold water system with Movitec pumps

Hot water / cold water system with Movitec pumps

Another four premium pumps made by KSB are operating in the brewhouse: Vitacast Bloc pumps for mashing, wort recirculation, lautering and CIP provide students with the opportunity to experiment with the brewing process. Every detail counts in the complex coordination of the various process steps when it comes to the taste and consistency of beer as the end product.

Vitacast is a maintenance-friendly investment casting pump, which was specially developed by KSB for the food and beverage industry. Designed with very little dead volume, Vitacast is particularly easy to clean and has got an excellent flushing capability. Servicing is very easy too as the pump is simple and fast to dismantle. The pump's high surface quality is achieved by a special polishing procedure. Built of high-quality stainless steel, the pump is also completely corrosion resistant.

Water treatment with Movitec pumps

Water treatment with Movitec pumps

In environments in which Vitacast has to respond to fluctuating demand with frequent changes in speed the full strength of its synchronous motor comes to the fore. When the speed is lowered, asynchronous motors lose up to 30 % of their efficiency; KSB SuPremE® motors only lose 3 - 5 %.

Operators save a significant amount of energy costs by using a KSB pump with KSB SuPremE® synchronous motor. This is one of the key arguments when selecting pump and drive technology for industrial applications.

Vitacast Bloc pump in the brewhouse

Vitacast Bloc pump in the brewhouse

Figures | Data | Facts

Customer: Doemens Academy

Plant: Brewhouse of the testing brewery

Project data:  - 4 x Vitacast Bloc

- 5 x Movitec, some with PumpDrive, Bluetooth module and PumpMeter

- 1 x Etaline with PumpMeter

- 2 x BOA-Control IMS with BOATRONIC

Project year: 2021

Used products

Vitacast Bloc

Vitacast Bloc

Service-friendly volute casing pump with magnetless KSB SuPremE motor (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4/IE5 and PumpDrive variable speed system. All wetted components are made of 1.4404/1.4409 (AISI 316L/CF3M) stainless steel. Designed with very little dead volume; open impeller, electropolished surface, excellent efficiency. Hygienic design for the highest requirements on cleanability (CIP/SIP-compatible), certified by the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute to EHEDG standards. All materials comply with FDA standards and EN 1935/2004. Trolley available among other accessories. ATEX-compliant version available.

Movitec

Movitec

Multistage vertical high-pressure centrifugal pump in ring-section design with suction and discharge nozzles of identical nominal diameters arranged opposite to each other (in-line design), close-coupled. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation on a KSB PumpDrive 2 or KSB PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed system without rotor position sensors. Motor mounting points in accordance with EN 50347, envelope dimensions in accordance with DIN V 42673 (07-2011). ATEX-compliant version available.

Etaline

Etaline

Single-stage volute casing pump in in-line design, with magnetless KSB SuPremE motor of efficiency class IE4/IE5 and PumpDrive variable speed system; pump shaft and motor shaft are rigidly connected. With KSB SuPremE, a magnetless synchronous reluctance motor (exception: motor sizes 0.55 kW / 0.75 kW with 1500 rpm are designed with permanent magnets) of efficiency class IE4/IE5 to IEC TS 60034-30-2:2016, for operation on a KSB PumpDrive 2 or KSB PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed system without rotor position sensors. Motor mounting points in accordance with EN 50347, envelope dimensions in accordance with DIN V 42673 (07-2011). ATEX-compliant version available.

BOA-Control/ BOA‑Control IMS

BOA-Control/ BOA‑Control IMS

Balancing valve to DIN/EN with flanged ends, bonnetless, with throttling plug, scaled position indicator, travel stop and insulating cap with anti-condensation feature, maintenance-free; full insulation possible; suitable for measuring flow rate with ultrasonic sensors and for temperature measurement, sensors not in contact with fluid handled, mobile measurements in combination with BOATRONIC MS measuring computer, permanent measurement set-up with BOATRONIC MS-420 measuring computer, constant accuracy independent of differential pressures. Also available with electrostatic plastic coating and DVGW-certified for drinking water (BOA-Control EKB and BOA-Control IMS EKB; up to DN 200).

PumpMeter

PumpMeter

Device for monitoring the operation of one pump. It is an intelligent pressure transmitter for pumps, with on-site display of measured values and operating data. It records the load profile of the pump in order to indicate any potential for optimising energy efficiency and availability. The device comprises two pressure sensors and a display unit. PumpMeter is supplied completely assembled and parameterised for the pump it is used with. It is ready for operation as soon as the M12 plug connector is plugged in.

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