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    We just installed a bulk liquid CO2 tank. The problem is that the delivery flow rate seems to be way less than with the high pressure cylinders. For example when pressurizing kegs after washing it takes much more time compared to a high pressure cylinder. The vendors don't seem to have an answer for me. The supply pressure from the liquid tank is 100psi. this goes into a standard regulator high pressure side. Any ideas guys?

  • #2
    Originally posted by JoeV
    We just installed a bulk liquid CO2 tank. The problem is that the delivery flow rate seems to be way less than with the high pressure cylinders. For example when pressurizing kegs after washing it takes much more time compared to a high pressure cylinder. The vendors don't seem to have an answer for me. The supply pressure from the liquid tank is 100psi. this goes into a standard regulator high pressure side. Any ideas guys?
    They may not know the solution but they should sell High Flow Regulators like these. Ask your vendor which hi-flow they carry.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

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    • #3
      Regulator issues would be my first guess as Dave the beer commie suggests.

      Another thought is whether you have a vaporizer installed out of the bulk tank. The bulk tanks are supposed to have some of this function, but ours ices up tremendously and the vaporizer ensures steady gas stream.

      Here's an example:

      http://www.tomcoequipment.com/vaporizer.htm

      Cheers!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by csquared
        Regulator issues would be my first guess as Dave the beer commie suggests.

        Another thought is whether you have a vaporizer installed out of the bulk tank. The bulk tanks are supposed to have some of this function, but ours ices up tremendously and the vaporizer ensures steady gas stream.

        Cheers!
        Ahem, that's beer Socialist. I never had any luck with vaporizers (on a Co2 tank anyway) but I was attempting to use standard flow regulators with the vaporizer. When I switched to high flow I also moved up to a 2 ton bulk tank and ditched two 600 lb. "dewer" bulk tanks.

        Red Dawn
        Last edited by beertje46; 06-04-2009, 08:51 AM. Reason: Added link to Red Dawn
        Cheers & I'm out!
        David R. Pierce
        NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
        POB 343
        New Albany, IN 47151

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        • #5
          Re:

          how far away is your bulk tank situated and what size diameter piping are you using?

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          • #6
            re: tank distance

            5/8" ID tubing and 60' away.

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            • #7
              I assume you have a gasline heater on the outlet of your tank and it is functioning properly???

              Pax.

              Liam
              Liam McKenna
              www.yellowbellybrewery.com

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