After completion of the maturing phase of production in maturing tanks or cylindrical-conical tanks (depending on the selected fermentation technology) the beer is tapped into the serving tanks. Service tanks (storage tanks), also called bright beer tanks, are the containers structurally identical to maturing tanks.
Their typical feature is the certification for pressure 3.0 bar , since for their main function, which is filling the transport packaging ( kegs, bottles ) and draught beer ( in the adjacent restaurant ), it is necessary to keep beer under a higher pressure than is used in maturing tanks.
Serving tanks / Bright beer tanks that are manufactured and supplied for our breweries and cider houses are designed as “combi-serving tanks“. This means that these containers allow for both filling and bottling of beer or cider, and their maturation in lager cellar. These combi-service tanks are the same parameters as the maturing tanks, but always are designed for max. 3.0 bar overpressure and are individually tested by PED qualified personnel. Therefore, they are pressure vessels according to PED (Directive 97/23 / EC).
Optionally we can produce the pressure equipment according to the conditions and standards of GOST-R or GUM certification rules. In this case, we charge an extra surcharge for the special
Serving Tank Certification :
- PED certification … is included in the price
- GUM certification … surcharge 10% – We ensure all necessary technical equipment of the tank (GUM compliant), a customer pays and handles the certification process for the tank on site.
- GOST-R certification … surcharge 10%
It means that any maturing tank can also be used as a serving one and vice versa. This solution simplifies and accelerates the process of beer production because it is not necessary to pump beer from storage tanks to service tanks but simply by increasing the pressure in the maturing tank we can change its service in a few seconds without other interventions.