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Seminar Ins and Outs from Services to Effluent

Date: 8th Mar 2017

Venue: Shepherd Neame Brewery

Cost: £50 +VAT

Type: Section Event

Further details and contact information

Pete Channon
Telephone: 07771 933091

The Southern UK Section will be holding a Seminar aimed at those taking the IBD General Certificate examinations.  It will be held on Wednesday 8th March at Shepherd Neame, 17, Court Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AX.

The Seminar content is:

Water Sources and Treatments

  • Characteristics and Quality of an Ideal Brewery Water Supply;
  • Sources of Water for a Brewery;
  • Basic Principles and Diagrammatic Representation of Treatment Points for Water Filtration, Water Sterilisation, Water Softening/Deionisation and Water De-aeration.

Water Types and Uses

  • Differentiation and Typical Uses of De-aerated Water, Process Water and Service Water;
  • Legionella in Cooling and Service Water and the Health Risks Associated;
  • Points at which Water is introduced into the Process and the Special Water Quality needed at these Points.

Source of Effluent and its Measurement 

  • Nature and Characteristics of Effluent from Principle Brewery Operations;
  • Components of Effluent Quality: volume, total suspended solids, chemical oxygen demand, biological oxygen demand, pH and temperature;
  • Effluent Treatment;
  • A Tour of the Effluent Plant demonstrating the Process.

Process Gases – Properties, Application and Safety

  • Properties and Quality of Compressed Air and Oxygen for use as a Process Gas;
  • Properties and Quality of Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen for use as a Process Gas;
  • Practice and Benefits of Carbon Dioxide Collection;
  • Significance of Inertness;
  • Typical uses of Process Gases;
  • Economic Importance of Leak Prevention;
  • Safe Handling and Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders;
  • Safety Hazards Associated with the Storage of Liquid Gases and Distribution in High Pressure Mains.

Brewing and the Environment

  • Sustainability and Climate Change: concept of sustainable industry, role of carbon dioxide (the carbon cycle) and sources of carbon dioxide emissions;
  • Conservation: principle energy consuming activities in a brewery, typical energy reduction strategies, principle water consuming activities and typical water conservation activities;
  • Waste: principle waste generating activities in a brewery, issues of waste disposal and strategies to minimise waste and encourage recycling.

Examination Techniques and an Optional Mock Examination.

Speakers from the industry are, currently, being arranged and a final programme will be issued in early February.  The cost of the seminar will be £50 + VAT.  If you wish register an initial interest or require any further information please contact Pete Channon, the Section Secretary, on or 07771 933091.