Kmiotek, Stephen J.
The Wachusett Brewing Company utilizes a propylene glycol coolant loop to chill their beer. This coolant loop requires the use of refrigeration units. The brewery also has a carbon dioxide bulk storage tank which is in reasonable proximity to the glycol storage vessel. A Wachusett Brewery representative approached our team with the idea of installing a process heat exchanger between the two systems as a cost saving mechanism. The team proceeded to evaluate the physical and economic feasibility of constructing such a system. Upon determining that the system could be built, the team designed a control system and priced the exchanger and ancillary equipment. The team then recommended that Wachusett Brewing Company consider constructing the system based upon the outcome of our analysis.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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