Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG
Plant piping of the new filling line and bottle sorting system
Smart plant piping
Plant piping and everything it includes
1,500 hours of planning, 16,000 hours assembly, 13 kilometres piping
All in all, 13 kilometres of piping were needed for the reconstruction. But not only the length, also the different usage and nominal size of the pipes needed to be managed. Next to the cable- and ventilation ducts, there is also the main line for the product, the beer, as well as the CIP piping for the cleaning. Additionally, various pipes for water, air, steam, condensate as well as CO2 and pipes for strip lubrication are necessary. Bearing in mind, that amongst others most of the machinery and conveyors have to be provided by compressed air and that at a company with such strict hygiene regulations also needs various positions for injections for cleaning, the dimension of the planning is getting clear and a planning phase about 1,500 hours is understandable. Another important aspect is not only the route of the piping but also the nominal size. To define the needed capacity of the pipes, the demand of each medium has to be calculated as exactly as possible.