Pillow Plates can be used in all kinds of industries to cool or heat your product
The largest beer brands worldwide rely on laser-welded Pillow Plates. Omega Thermo Products is proud that globally, all large and small beer breweries, Omega Pillow Plates, are used for direct as well indirect cooling and heating.
Our heat exchangers contribute to various stages of the beer production process, such as wort preparation, fermentation and the storage of finished products.
With over 30 years of experience in design and production of heat exchangers in the beer industry, we know your needs and contribute with well-founded solutions for the various processes.
Maischen cooking tanks
During different periods of Maischen, the malt dissolved in water must be alternately heated to different temperatures and cooled down. Because this process determines the final taste of the beer, it is important to do this in a controlled manner, within the right time and temperatures. Our engineers are happy to show you how many square meters of heated surface is needed to reach the desired temperatures within the set time.
Preparing the Wort (Mash tanks)
Wort is the basis of the beer. After filtering the Wort will be cooked. This cooking process ensures that the proteins present can flocculate and can be filtered off. The concentration of sugars increases due to the evaporation of water. This makes the flavour of beer fuller and heavier.
The cooking process is supported by heating the Omega Pillow Plates tanks to the desired temperatures.
The Fermentation process
The Wort will be cooled to 4 °C as quickly as possible after the filter proces. This rapid cooling is important because the cooling temperature is decisive for the yeast process. Cooling with the cooling surface of Omega Pillow Plates makes the process easily controllable and reproducible.
We support with calculation of the cooling time in circumstances and resources described by the customer. After the cooling process, the beer is aerated to ensure the reproducibility of the yeast.
Bright Beer tanks (BBT)
After the fermentation process, in many cases the beer is filtered, resulting in clear beer. This beer will be stored in BBT tanks until the moment of bottling. About 50% of the tank surface of these vessels is equipped with Pillow Plate to keep the beer on temperature until the moment of bottling.
Pillow Plates are the most used application in the brewing process when it comes to cooling or heating. NH3, Glycol or a DX system, are the most chosen cooling media. Heating is generally done with steam, water, glycol or thermal oil. These are very efficient and extremely well controllable ways of cooling or heating.