Krones has developed a range of solutions for identifying the different consumption quantities, exploiting the potential savings and ensuring resource-efficient production within the brewing sector.
The company claimed that, besides a high requirement for fresh water, the production of beer demands substantial amounts of energy in multiple forms, such as power, heat, refrigeration or compressed air. The aim is to offer technologies and solutions that reduce firms’ environmental impact while at the same time needing only a short amortisation period, the packaging machine manufacturer said.
For breweries, Krones offers two consultancy models – basic and advanced – depending on the job profile involved, and provide varying detail of consumption analysis and recommendation for lowering its consumption of primary energy.
In a press release, the company said: “Krones’ long decades of experience in the brewing industry, with kit installed all over the world, has shown without a doubt [that] almost every brewing process conceals huge potentials for savings, which are just waiting to be discovered.
“With their three key elements of ‘avoid, optimise, recycle’, Krones’ energy consultants create tangible values. All energy and process data are analysed and evaluated, and the weak points in terms of energy consumption identified. This enables an illuminating energy balance to be drawn up, and practicable, specific solutions developed, designed to profitably improve energy performance. Unnecessary consumers are rigorously defined, processes and function sequences optimised, and alternative options sought for returning energy and media to the system, such by re-using residuals and waste.”
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