Beer Clarification before Kieselguhr Filtration

Beers entering filtration often contain large quantities of yeast, making kieselguhr filtration difficult. Kieselguhr filtration itself is not problem-free. Means are available either to replace the kieselguhr filtration or at least to reduce the consumption of kieselguhr. By employing a separator to pre-clarify the beer, the required degree of filtering can be drastically reduced. The result is not only a reduction of a filter aid, but also an increased period of operation. Of course, the centrifuges are also suitable for pre-clarifying with other filter systems.

Advantages at a glance

  • Extension of the period of operation of the filter by up to 100 %, therefore minimized set-up times, cleaning and waste water and labor costs
  • Reduction of the total kieselguhr consumption by up to 70 %
  • Compensation of product fluctuations
  • High DS of the extracted yeast and therefore reduced losses
  • Income by sale of the separated yeast
  • Fully automatic, continuous process
  • No oxygen pick-up
  • Clarification of CIP media during separator CIP
  • Addition of tank bottoms for beer recovery possible
  • Capacity up to 1500 hl/h