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    C.I.P. Pump Size?

    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know what a sufficient pump size is for a 20BBL brewery CIP pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arcara View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know what a sufficient pump size is for a 20BBL brewery CIP pump?
    I would suggest you contact CPE systems. They are a sponsor and they do a really good job at conveying the details involved. It isn't as simple as just selecting the HP of the motor.

    A 2hp motor with appropriate pump head will likely be sufficient for your needs. I highly recommend the addition of a Variable Frequency Drive.

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    Genuinely curious and not just trolling – what can you do with a VFD that you can't do just as well by throttling with a valve at the pump's outlet?

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    Save energy. Save wrecking the pump. Keep the flow and pressure far more consistent than using a (butterfly) valve.


    Sort of info required to spec a pump:-
    Temperatures of fluids
    Inlet heat
    pipe size inlet and outlet
    Are you going to split the flow at any time?
    Pipe run distance
    pipe head pressure (if going up in air against walls etc
    tank CIP head design, operating flow and pressure

    This is why simply asking if a motor size is suitable is like asking how long a piece of string is
    dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arcara View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know what a sufficient pump size is for a 20BBL brewery CIP pump?
    For a 20 BBl system we recommend a 2HP pump, though as Dick Murton said, there are a lot of other factors at play as well. Our C114 (external seal) or our Sen15 (internal seal) would work for your purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feinbera View Post
    Genuinely curious and not just trolling – what can you do with a VFD that you can't do just as well by throttling with a valve at the pump's outlet?
    Dick is absolutely right, it saves energy, protects your pump, and keeps flow and pressure consistent. It also prevents the unwanted agitation to your beer that using a butterfly valve would cause.
    Your CPE Systems Team!
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    Thinkpumps.com
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