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Steel Barrel Brewing Upgrade Project


The Challenge

One of our favorite types of customers is beverage production plants. Recently, a microbrewery needed a mechanical contractor to modify and add transfer lines to their production facility. The job was multifaceted, requiring uphill and downhill stainless transfer lines, CIP system piping, adding sanitary ferrules for existing piping and equipment. The customer chose Atlantic Process Solutions for this complex project after another Brew master referred us for our diverse mechanical capabilities, quick response time, and knowledge of sanitary brewery piping systems.


The Strategy

Our team knew it was important to limit any impact on the brewery’s production, so we decided to detail and prefabricate many of the modifications off-site in our piping fabrication shop. Using TIG welding, our certified ASME Section IX welder fabricated the piping out of 304 and 316L stainless steel to meet 3A sanitary standards for the food and beverage industry.

We completed the final installation on a day the bottling crew was not working. Off-site fabrication of the sanitary brewery piping meant we could come to the facility and quickly incorporate the modifications with minimal disruption to its daily operations.


The Result

Our team was able to complete the project in one week, and exceed the customer’s expectations in the process. In fact, on our last day of work, the owner asked if we also did steam piping and glycol piping – the answer was a resounding yes! We were proud to be selected as a trusted partner in the tight-knit brewing community and we look forward to many more projects to come.

Atlantic Process Solutions not only performs sanitary brewery piping installation, but also fabricates carbon steel steam lines and glycol systems, copper piping, PVC plastic, non-process systems, custom parts and tank rigging services. As your brewing, distilling, or winemaking facilities grow and evolve, remember that quality and doing it right the first time are the keys to reducing costs and downtime. Whether on-site installations, off-site custom fabrications or general facility maintenance, we are here to help!

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