March 8, 2022

Beer beverage fermentation tank cleaning case

In the process of beer production, since the raw materials are rich in nutrients, the fermentation process will produce a large amount of protein, hop resin, polysaccharide, yeast and other organic substances and calcium oxalate, sulfate and other inorganic substances, which adhere to the inner wall of the tank and become microorganisms and bacteria. A place for hiding and breeding, so the fermenter/tank needs to be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.

Routine cleaning has a hygienic dead angle, which is easy to cause incomplete cleaning, and cannot effectively remove and kill bacteria, thereby affecting the microbial indicators in the system. Over time, it will eventually cause microbial outbreaks in the entire system, which will affect the physical and chemical indicators of beer. The resulting product quality and safety problems will not only cause harm to consumers, but also seriously affect the self-interest of enterprises.
In the brewing and beverage industry, due to the potential safety hazard in the manual cleaning method, the cleaning is usually automated to the maximum extent. The conventional method is to build a spray ball and perform internal low-pressure cleaning on a regular basis.

Considering that the contamination on the walls of the fermentation tank is a mixture of inorganic and organic substances, the adhesion is strong, and it is difficult to thoroughly clean with conventional cleaning. In addition, the cleaning problems caused by the wear or blockage of the spray ball itself are difficult to achieve the company’s expectations. cleaning effect.

How CYCO 360 Tank Cleaner Works


The technical solution adopted by the 360 tank cleaner is as follows: the cleaner device includes a main body (referred to as the Y main body) that rotates around the Y axis during operation, and a body that can both rotate around the X axis and revolve around the Y axis. The main body installed on the side of the Y main body (referred to as the X main body), and two nozzles are installed on the X main body; the upper end of the Y main body is movably and sealingly connected with a connecting rod, which is connected to the inner cavity of the Y main body and the inner cavity of the X main body. A fixed impeller is installed in the water inlet port at the top of the connecting rod; a gear box is installed on the lower end of the Y main body, and the gear box is fixedly connected with the connecting rod. Planetary gear, the lower end of the main transmission shaft is equipped with a transmission pinion and meshes with the transmission gear set, and the upper end of the main transmission shaft extends to the fixed impeller in the connecting rod and is installed with a rotating impeller. A Y bevel gear is installed on the Y main body, and correspondingly, an X bevel gear meshing with the Y bevel gear is also installed in the X main body.

When the cleaning fluid enters the cavity at high pressure from the connecting rod port, and passes through the fixed impeller, a huge impact force is formed, which drives the rotating impeller to rotate at a high speed. The main body realizes 360° rotation along the Y axis, and the X main body realizes 360° revolution around the Y axis while rotating 360° around the X axis through meshing with the bevel gear of the Y main body. Therefore, the spraying direction of the nozzle can be directed to all directions of the inner wall of the container, so as to realize all-round cleaning without dead angle.