Control system

for fermentation and storage tanks

  • Control system
    Control system

The German Hofbräu brewery in Würzburg has recently installed a brewery process control system to control the processes in its fermentation, storage and yeast tanks.

The Hofbräu brewery in Würzburg, southern Germany has modernized its fermenting and storage cellar operations by introducing the Siemens brewery process control system Braumat. The recently installed BraumatClassic V6.0 control system is now controlling processes in 31 fermentation and storage tanks, three yeast tanks and a CIP (Clean in Place) cleaning plant.

Siemens was commissioned to carry out a complete modernization program at the Würzburger Hofbräu brewery, from planning through engineering with FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) to commissioning. The project also entailed installation of the high-performance process control system BraumatClassic V6.0 based on the Windows 7 operating system, including the RCS Route Control System for simple, transparent management of complex transportation routes through the brewery.

The specifications of parent company Kulmbacher Brauerei as well as the requirements of the Würzburger Hofbräu brewery itself were taken into account in selecting the best control system for the modernization project: one particular requirement was scope to upgrade the system for connection to new areas such as the filtration plant, the pressure tank cellar, the brewhouse and malt transportation system.

The Würzburger Hofbräu brewery founded back in 1643 by the Main-Franconian Prince-Bishop Johann Philipp von Schönborn looks back on a long and eventful tradition. The brewery, now a part of the Kulmbacher Brauerei Group and employing a workforce of around 80, is the oldest still existing company in the Würzburg region.