Go with the flow

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A pump upgrade helps a winery irrigate its fruit caps while providing gentle product handling, enhanced efficiency and labor savings.

当罗德尼强葡萄园建立了自己的新的10500平方英尺的设施发酵希尔兹堡, 加州, the family-owned winery sought out highly specialized equipment that could optimize operations and product handling. That included finding a pump that could adeptly irrigate the fruit caps, which are the solid mass of grape skins, stems and seeds that float to the top of the fermentation tanks, and prevent them from hardening. After exhaustive research and testing, 罗德尼斯特朗葡萄园安装气动双隔膜,,en,泵技术,提供能源效率,,en,可靠性和温和的产品处理为它的豪华葡萄酒最适发酵,,en,由前芭蕾舞演员罗德尼·斯特朗,,en,屡获殊荣的酒厂帮助把索诺玛县的地图为世界级的葡萄酒,,en,它有助于改变该地区的声誉,农田,其中苹果和李子是领先的作物进入该国最优秀的葡萄酒产区之一,,en (AODD) pump technology that provides energy efficiency, 减少维护, 清洁性, reliability and gentle product handling for optimum fermentation of its luxury wines.

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公司成立于 1959 by former ballet dancer Rodney Strong, the award-winning winery helped put Sonoma County on the map for world-class winemaking. It helped transform the area’s reputation as farmland where apples and prunes were the leading crops into one of the finest wine regions in the country. 斯特朗在行业的早期创新者,,en,从单一葡萄园酿制葡萄酒,而不是混合葡萄,,en,罗德尼·斯特朗产生约,,en,每年的葡萄酒案件,,en,该酒厂的重点是赤霞珠,,en,霞多丽,,en,美乐和仙粉黛,,en,为了与不断增长的生产跟不上,并提升产品质量,,en,罗德尼·斯特朗新近建成的国家的最先进的地窖,,en,不锈钢,,en,加仑发酵罐,,en,一个罐的关键部件之一是用于灌溉在发酵过程中的水果帽AODD泵,,en, making wines from a single vineyard rather than blending grapes.

今天, Rodney Strong produces about 830,000 cases of wine annually. The winery focuses on cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot and zinfandel. To keep up with growing production and to enhance product quality, Rodney Strong recently built a state-of-the-art cellar with 51 stainless-steel, 6,000-gallon fermentation tanks. One of the critical components of the tanks is the AODD pump used to irrigate the fruit cap during fermentation.

安装威尔顿Saniflo FDA的葡萄酒生产用Pro-FLO SHIFT空气分配系统的泵,,en,为了防止在从硬化的罐的顶部形成的果帽,,en,果汁通过抛油环装置和氧诱导喷嘴,其传播汁以完全覆盖帽和保持湿润发送,,en,罗德尼斯特朗最初使用离心泵灌溉果帽,,en,离心泵趋向于研磨和拆散由泵吸入葡萄籽,并成为流的一部分,,en (ADS) to prevent the fruit caps formed at the top of the tank from hardening. 素有“抽了,“操作需要泵从刚接近发酵罐底部的籽晶层上方绘制汁并将其泵至罐的顶部. The juice is sent through a flinger device and an oxygen-inducing nozzle that spread the juice to completely cover the cap and keep it wet. 汁被泵送20分钟时段可达每天三次.

像许多酒厂, Rodney Strong originally used centrifugal pumps to irrigate the fruit caps. 然而, the centrifugal pumps tended to grind and break up grape seeds that are sucked in by the pump and become part of the flow. 地面的种子引进的丹宁酸的量高到酒,,en,其不利影响产品质量,,en,这个缺点促使酒厂找到一个泵的替代方案,将减少甚至消除磨削的种子,,en,”曼努埃尔·维拉纽瓦说:,,en,地窖主罗德尼斯特朗,,en,通过测试,,en,该酒厂与泵的解决方案合作,,en,确定葡萄园的需求的最佳泵,,en,测试各种AODD后,,en,离心和逐行腔式泵,,en,罗德尼·斯特朗决定使用AODD泵,,en, which adversely affected product quality. This drawback prompted the winery to find a pump alternative that would reduce or even eliminate grinding the seeds.

“我们有严格的要求泵提供温和的产品处理, 能源效率, 易于清洁和操作可靠性的,” says Manuel Villanueva, cellar master for Rodney Strong.

Passing the test

The winery worked with Pumping Solutions, 公司, 具有与葡萄酒行业工作的一个历史悠久的泵和工艺设备供应商, to determine the best pump for the vineyard’s requirements. After testing various AODD, centrifugal and progressive-cavity pumps, Rodney Strong decided to use an AODD pump, 这提供了进行循环期间泵送悬停过程的液体,而不会损坏汁剪切敏感性和温和的产品处理,,en,一个AODD泵保持空气压力和一致所需流量,,en,”维拉纽瓦说,,en,罗德尼斯特朗然后进行的测试,以评估AODD来自不同制造商的泵,,en,除了审查性能,,en,该公司在泵耗气量特别感兴趣,,en,”贾斯汀说Seidenfeld,,en,罗德尼强酿酒师,,en. 此外, an AODD pump maintains the air pressure and required flow consistently.

“该AODD泵显然是最好的帮助来提取果汁以及控制来自我们把每个葡萄品种所需要的单宁和颜色,” Villanueva says.

Rodney Strong then conducted a battery of tests to evaluate AODD pumps from various manufacturers. In addition to reviewing performance, 质量, 能源效率和易于维护, the company was particularly interested in pump-air consumption. “我们正在利用更小的空气压缩机, 所以我们的目标是找到一种高效节能泵,可以通过我们目前的设备驱动,” says Justin Seidenfeld, a winemaker at Rodney Strong.

“我们的测试表明,威尔顿用Pro-FLO SHIFT广告需要空气消耗量少,提供相同的液体流从其他制造商泵泵,,en,该专利申请中的Wilden亲弗洛SHIFT ADS通过将独特的空气控制阀柱的每个冲程的后一部分期间自动限制空气进入泵的量减少空气消耗量,,en,这消除了过量填充气室和在降低的能量消耗的结果,,en,临-弗罗拉·劳尔斯能源和运营成本,,en, 给了我们更大的效率和节约能源,” Villanueva says.

The patent-pending Wilden Pro-Flo SHIFT ADS reduces air consumption by incorporating a unique air control spool that automatically restricts the amount of air going into the pump during the latter part of each stroke. This eliminates overfilling the air chamber and results in reduced energy consumption. 通过优化空气消耗量, the Pro-Flo lowers energy and operating costs, 实现高​​达 60 在其他AODD泵百分之节约,,en,根据维拉纽瓦,,en,打扫干净,,en,除了节约能源和成本,,en,罗德尼·斯特朗说,泵提供清洁的优点,,en,我们发现,威尔顿Saniflo FDA泵提供优异的清洁性,,en,为进一步提高卫生,,en,罗德尼·斯特朗装威尔顿全行程积分活塞隔膜泵,,en,山都平封装外活塞,,en,消除裂纹和裂缝,细菌可以隐藏,,en,” Seidenfeld解释,,en, according to Villanueva.

Cleaning up

Beyond the energy and cost savings, Rodney Strong says the pumps offer cleaning advantages. “除了满足FDA标准, 可清洁性是在我们的效率和节省劳动力评估过程中要考虑的一个重要因素,” Villanueva says. “在比较的设计, we found that the Wilden Saniflo FDA pumps provided superior cleanability. 他们利用三夹,用于极快的拆卸和组装,以节省劳动力在消毒过程. 此外, 整体泵的设计易于清洗. 我们知道,良好的消毒流程能帮助你保证生产出好的葡萄酒, 这就是维护我们的高品质的一部分。“

To further enhance sanitation, Rodney Strong installed the Wilden Full-Stroke Integral Piston Diaphragm. Santoprene encapsulates the outer piston, eliminating cracks and crevices where bacteria can hide.

“在威尔顿一体式隔膜使得显著容易泵在赛季末被清洗的时候,我们正在与我们的帽做管理,” Seidenfeld explains.

罗德尼·斯特朗还发现,全行程积分活塞隔膜泵比传统隔膜更有效,,en,全冲程设计提供了每行程的增加量位移,,en,自从安装,,en,威尔顿泵在其罐,,en,罗德尼·斯特朗一直高兴与泵如何帮助酒厂提高其能源效率,,en,降低人工成本,提高产品质量,,en,该酒厂已额外订购,,en,泵的地窖,,en,顺其自然,,en. The full-stroke design provides increased displacement per stroke, 从而获得更高的生产率,增强流量和 115 更大的百分之吸程. 这种运营效率允许对相同的性能笔画少, 这降低了能耗,延长膜片寿命.

Since installing 16 Wilden pumps in its tanks, Rodney Strong has been pleased with how the pumps have helped the winery enhance its energy efficiency, reduce labor costs and improve product quality. The winery has ordered an additional 43 pumps for its cellar.