​Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course

2015 Date and Location to be Announced

Course Overview

This MBAA Brewing Engineering and Utilities course will teach essential technical plant operations and design information for plant engineers and maintenance technicians but will also be of great value to any brewer wanting to better understand how their plant operates and how to design for expansion and upgrades.

Tuition Includes Practically Everything!

  • Educational materials
  • Accommodations at the class site
  • Two meals per day during instruction times
  • Opening and closing banquets
  • Tours 

Preliminary Course Topics

The Brewery Engineering and Utilities short course is scheduled for two weeks, but participants are able to register for one week modules.

  • Ammonia Chiller Selection and Sizing
  • Boiler, Tower, Pasteurizer Treatments
  • Brewhouse and Cellar Design
  • Chiller and Evaporator Maintenance
  • CO2 Collection
  • CO2 Distribution Systems
  • Construction Materials
  • Electrical Requirements for the Brewery
  • Energy Incentives
  • Fluid Flow
  • Freon Chiller Selection and Sizing
  • Fresh Water Treatment Systems
  • Instrumentation Applications
  • Materials and Piping System Design
  • Motors, Starters, and Drives
  • Plant Layout and Design
  • PLC Applications and Capabilities
  • Programming and Troubleshooting
  • Project, Operations, Troubleshooting
  • Pumps: Types and Sizing
  • Refrigeration: Systems, Operations, and Maintenance
  • Safety: Heaters, Disconnects, and Ground
  • Sanitary Design for Tanks and Equipment
  • Sizing, Steam, and Refrigeration Plants
  • Solar Power Options
  • Steam: Best Practices
  • Steam: Equipment Selection and Sizing
  • Steam: Operations and Maintenance
  • Steam: Systems, Parts, and Pieces
  • Thermal Process Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Valves: Types and Applications
  • Wastewater Systems Overview


Full Two-Week Course
MBAA Members: TBA
Nonmembers: TBA
Course + Membership: TBA
One-Week Module  
MBAA Members: TBA
Nonmembers: TBA
Course + Membership: TBA
Includes accommodations.

Course Scholarship - Deadline June 1

MBAA members may apply for the MBAA Scholarship to cover the cost of tuition. View the Scholarship Provisions and Scholarship Application links to learn more. Applications must be received by June 1.

Cancellation Policy

Only applications accompanied by the registration fee, paid in full (US funds only), will be accepted. Course tuition includes educational materials, breakfasts and luncheons on days of instruction, opening and/or closing dinner and accommodations at the University Place Hotel. Cancellations received at MBAA on or before August 1, 2015, will be issued a credit equal to the registration fee less $100 processing fee, which will be good for two years toward any MBAA continuing education program. Notices of cancellation after August 1, 2015, will not be eligible for a refund or credit. MBAA reserves the right to cancel the course if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by August 1, 2015. If MBAA cancels this course, your registration fee will be refunded in full. In the event MBAA cancels this course, MBAA is not liable for nonrefundable airfares or ticket change penalties imposed by the airlines. By registering for this course, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this course.

Questions? Contact:

Master Brewers Association of the Americas
3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121
Telephone: +1.651.454.7250
Fax: +1.651.454.0766

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