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 Strakonice Brewery / Czech Republic  
  
Planning / Implementation / Main componentsBohemiachlad spol. s.r.o.
Refrigerant Ammonia (NH3)
System start-up 2002

The Czech Republic’s historic Strakonice brewery, famous for beers such as Nektar and Dudák, needed to replace its obsolete and fault-prone refrigeration system. The contractor Bohemiachlad installed a compression refrigeration system that uses ammonia.

Demands

The brewery’s refrigeration system was antiquated: It broke down regularly, was difficult to service, and didn’t meet the current safety regulations. A new refrigeration solution was needed, one that would be environmentally friendly and economical to run. The brewery also wished to extend its production of beer, which would increase the demands on the refrigeration system.

Solution

Bohemiachlad built a central ammonia-based compression refrigeration plant. The total refrigerating capacity of the system is 620 kW. A dry evaporation system with tube evaporators is used. The tube evaporators cool brine and ice water in open chillers. The refrigerant volume was reduced to just 90 kg per chiller.



Technical specifications:
Type of facility Dry evaporation system
Refrigerant NH3
Refrigerant volume 90 kg per chiller
Secondary refrigerant ice water and brine
Refrigerating capacity 620 kW
Main components 4 screw compressors controlled by frequency converters, evaporative condensers, 2 open chillers for ice water and brine
Special features / Comments All of the motors are equipped with frequency converters, so that their performance can be adapted to the actual load to cut electricity consumption. The refrigeration system is easily controlled from a control centre.


Contact:

Bohemiachlad spol. s.r.o.
Josef Šrámek
Možného 17
CZ-16100 Prague 6
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 274 773 546
Fax: +420 274 773 546
E-mail: info@bohemiachladpraha.cz

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