Two Headers for One Chiller
I'm designing the glycol loop right now for the new brewery I'll be running and I was wondering if any of you have ever ran two FILO header systems that tee off of a single draw from one glycol chiller. I've got a 14" beam running through the brewery and tanks on either side of it. The north side of the beam holds four 10HL BBTs (with four 20HL BBTs to be added in the future) then three 10HL FVs plus one HX (later be expanded with one 10HL FV, four 20HL FV and two 20HL lager tanks) on the south side of the beam. Obviously I'll be leaving tees/valves in place for the future tanks. I can tee the main trunk line from the glycol chiller (located on the roof) in the ceiling space above the beam, and do the same with the return line, then build each FILO header along the ceiling on either side of the beam. I'm concerned that this system won't be truly balanced. I know that currently with only 7 tanks and one HX the system will have no issues, but with the addition of the new tanks in the coming years will it be able to cope? Has anyone seen a system like this, or done it themselves? I've been assured that our chiller is more than capable for this expansion, so I'm not worried about that. On the north side with room for 8 tanks I could run a smaller diameter pipe and a larger diameter pipe on the south side with with room for 10 tanks (plus HX). Will this solve any balance issue that may occur?
All help is greatly appreciated.
Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery
Winnipeg, MB Canada