Micronics flowmeter used by award winning brewery
A brewer, established in 2013 uses a Micronics U1000 flowmeter in its brewery in Bermondsey, south east London. Ben Roberts, Head of Engineering and Environment at Fourpure Brewery Googled flowmeters and discovered the Micronics website. He felt that the U1000 offered excellent value for money and decided to purchase one. And he has not been disappointed. “Most flowmeters seem to be quite expensive and are not versatile so they don’t allow us to use them for different applications like the Micronics unit does. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to colleagues in the brewing trade.”
The ultrasonic flow meter is a quick and reliable flow measurement solution which is widely used in process, energy management and retrofit building services markets around the world to verify, monitor or control process operations, help reduce energy consumption and monitor water use. Ben Roberts chose it because it meant that there was no need to cut into pipes which, in turn meant that installation costs and process disruption were minimal. It is configured for pipe size so there is nominal configuration on site and with its easy to follow menu it proved to be a cost-effective alternative to a traditional in-line meter installation. In addition dry servicing is possible so that downtime is kept to a minimum and of course as its non-invasive there is no risk of flow contamination. With 35 years’ experience in the market, Micronics can provide unique solutions to customers through a long-established distributor network backed up by an experienced team of design, service and installation engineers. The Buckinghamshire-based company can supply or rent a simple to use portable instrument for the initial investigations, ideal for helping to build an initial picture of what’s going on. And as a next stage they can provide fixed clamp-on solutions to provide the continuous ongoing measurement and monitoring where required.
Fourpure Brewery supply a range of beers across the UK and abroad and features a fully-automated, state of the art GEA Craft-Star Brewhouse, which provides improved brewing capabilities and tighter controls, affording better yields.