- EHC: Malcolm Pirnie, Grain Silo Facility, Kansas
Brewer's Grain - Case Study
Brewer's grain is a vegetable residue from the production of beer and other malt beverages. The material has a high nutritional value and is a popular feed supplement for livestock. Dairy farmers consider brewer's grain to be a highly palatable and absorptive feedstock that helps stimulate milk production. However, due to the high moisture content, fresh brewer's grain has a very short shelf life. This puts constraints on the handling, storing and long-range transport unless expensive and energy intensive drying...
Grain case study - Miller Brewing Co.
Smart Elbow® Installation Brought in $30,000 Under Projected BudgetThe compact design of the Smart Elbows saves space-the twelve 6" elbows shown here occupy the same space as a large desktop. They may also be rotated on their flanges for greater design flexibility and installation ease.At Miller Brewing Company`s Fort Worth, TX, facility, staff engineer Roy Marin was faced with an interesting problem two years ago-a problem that was solved by using the patented HammerTek Smart Elbow. The Smart Elbow flow...
Grain tanks help whiskey flow at Jack Daniels
In a world that moves too fast, it’s nice to know some people don’t believe in shortcuts. That’s the spirit behind Jack Daniel’s, America’s oldest registered distillery. Founded in 1866, Jack Daniel’s is an iconic brand that’s synonymous with whiskey. From its modest beginnings, it has grown into a global brand that is available in more than 160 countries. Still, success hasn’t gone to Jack’s head. The same principles apply today as 148 years ago. If you tour...
Groundwater Plume, Source and Risk Identification Using Passive Soil Gas
AbstractThe results from sixty passive soil gas (PSG) samplers placed at a grain silo and mixed-use industrial facility with a known chlorinated solvent release aided with the rapid investigation time-schedule. The samplers were used to determine potential sources, plume extent and vapor risks in areas beyond the previous discrete soil sampling and permanent groundwater monitoring well network. Passive soil gas testing involves the installation of sorbents in a one-inch diameter hole, three-foot deep and the...
Thermal recycling of spent grains – residue becomes resources
Introduction – the History of Beer The origin of beer was a happy coincidence: In the fourth millennium BC, the Sumarians discovered the fermentation process. The country of the Sumarians, called Mesopotamia, was located between the Euphrates and the Tigris. The Sumarians wanted to help an ill person swallow some bread, so and they soaked a piece in water. They simply forgot the bread in the pitcher for a few days and it began to ferment. An intoxicating mash was generated and dispensed to the patient....