Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Scope of Work

Install a Clean In Place (CIP) system that provided cleaning and sanitation of tanks at the brewery. Each tank was controlled by its own PLC but needed to allow for growth and sharing of plant utilities, and needed to be fully automatic, formula driven system. The CIP consisted of 5 main areas that all consisted of high purity piping installation. The CIP project and system was designed in Germany. Quality control was paramount as was completion being held to zero wasted man-hours and budged adherence. This project was completed with minimal disruption to the brewing process and daily operational activities.

Project Details

Designed, fabricated and installed an automated CIP system including:

  • Stainless steel tubing
  • Electrical integration
  • Control system programming
  • Siemens PCS7 system was used in this system
  • Over 8 miles of cable pulled and terminated 287 devices without a single crossed wire or error
  • More than 3 miles of metric tubing and hundreds of fittings from Germany were used in this project by our team

Brewery Equipment

Tank Systems:

  • 2, 3, 4 Tank brew houses
  • Conditioning, brite tanks
  • Hot/Cold liquor tanks
  • Fermentation tanks
  • Specialty tanks

Packaging Equipment:

  • Conveying systems
  • Keg wash filters
  • Bottling lines
  • Canning lines

Process Support Systems:

  • Refrigeration systems
  • Cold storage rooms
  • Compressed air
  • Boiler systems
  • CO2 systems

Filtration Systems:

  • DE/membrane technology
  • Microfiltration, R/O
  • Charcoal filters
  • Centrifuges