​Brewery Engineering and Utilities Course

September 7–19, 2014
University Place Hotel and Conference Center
Portland, Oregon

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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  

Course Director

Karl Ockert, MBAA Technical Director, kockert@mbaa.com 

Tentative Program Schedule

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

Week One: September 7–13

Focus on engineering concepts, theories, calculations, and design while also covering theory and applications for control systems.

Sunday, September 7

3:00 p.m. Check In
7:00 p.m. Reception

Monday, September 8: Basics of Food Engineering

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Thermodynamics
Tom Shellhammer, Oregon State University
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. Fluid Flow
Tom Shellhammer, Oregon State University
3:15–5:00 p.m. Refrigeration
Tom Shellhammer, Oregon State University

Tuesday, September 9: Brewery Utility Calculations

8:00–10:00 a.m. Thermal Process Engineering
Matthias Weinzierl, Krones
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Brewhouse and Cellar Design
Fred Scheer, Krones
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. Sizing, Steam, and Refrigeration Plants
Fred Scheer, Krones
3:00–5:00 p.m. Electrical Requirements for the Brewery
Matthias Weinzierl, Krones

Wednesday, September 10: Plant Layout and Sanitary Design

8:00–10:00 a.m. Plant Layout and Design
Klaus Wasmuht, Ziemann
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Construction Materials
Klaus Wasmuht, Ziemann
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–5:00 p.m. Sanitary Design for Tanks and Equipment
Fred Scheer and Matthias Weinzierl, Krones

Thursday, September 11: Electrical Motors and Controls

8:00–10:00 a.m. Motors, Starters, and Drives
Cory Garlick, Rockwell International
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Safety: Heaters, Disconnects, and Ground
Cory Garlick, Rockwell International
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. PLC Applications and Capabilities
Cory Garlick, Rockwell International
3:15–5:00 p.m. Programming and Troubleshooting
Cory Garlick, Rockwell International

Friday, September 12: Pumps, Valves, and Piping

8:00–10:00 a.m. Materials and Piping System Design
Jack Jordan and Larry Hess, Statco Engineering
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Valves: Types and Applications
Jeremy Hauser, Sudmo Valves
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. Pumps: Types and Sizing
Kevin Tyrrell and Randy Verges, Fristam Pumps
Instrumentation Applications
Joe Gamradt, Anderson Controls

Saturday, September 13: Tours

  Tour at JV Northwest
  Lunch
  Tour of Goschie Farms and Indie Hops Pellet Plant

Sunday, September 14: Free Day

Hotel check-out day for registrants only participating in week one.

Week Two: September 15–19

Dive into the details on the major brewery utilities, including water and wastewater treatment, compressed air, steam boilers, refrigeration, CO2 collection, and alternative energy systems.

Sunday, September 14: Free Day

Check-in day for registrants only participating in week two.

Monday, September 15: Water and Wastewater

8:00–10:00 a.m. Fresh Water Treatment Systems
Jack Bland and Rick Brundage, ChemTreat
10:15–12:00 p.m. Boiler, Tower, Pasteurizer Treatments
Jack Bland and Rick Brundage, ChemTreat
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. Wastewater Systems Overview
Jeff Van Voorhis, Symbiont
3:15–5:00 p.m. Project, Operations, Troubleshooting
Jeff Van Voorhis, Symbiont

Tuesday, September 16: Compressed Air

8:00–10:00 a.m. Equipment Selection and Sizing
Jeff Yarnell, Rogers Machinery
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Systems, Parts, and Pieces
Jeff Yarnell, Rogers Machinery
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. Operations and Maintenance
Jeff Yarnell, Rogers Machinery
3:15–5:00 p.m. Best Practices
Jeff Yarnell, Rogers Machinery

Wednesday, September 17: Steam

8:00–10:00 a.m. Equipment Selection and Sizing
Mike Colombo, Cole Industrial
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Systems, Parts, and Pieces
Mike Colombo, Cole Industrial
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. Operations and Maintenance
Mike Colombo, Cole Industrial
3:15–5:00 p.m. Best Practices
Mike Colombo, Cole Industrial

Thursday, September 18: Refrigeration

8:00–10:00 a.m. Freon Chiller Selection and Sizing
Damon Reed, Pro Refrigeration
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Systems, Operations, and Maintenance
Damon Reed, Pro Refrigeration
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m. Ammonia Chiller Selection and Sizing
Mark Adams, PermaCold
3:15–5:00 p.m. Chiller and Evaporator Maintenance
Mark Adams, PermaCold

Friday, September 19: CO2/Alternate Energy

8:00–10:00 a.m. CO2 Collection
Gabriel Dominguez, Union Engineering
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CO2 Distribution Systems
Gabriel Dominguez, Union Engineering
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–3:30 p.m. Solar Power Options
Eric Nill, AES Renew
3:45–5:00 p.m. Energy Incentives
Kim Crossman, Oregon Energy Trust
7:00–9:00 p.m. Closing Dinner

Saturday, September 20: Check Out

Attendee check-out day.

Tuition

Full Two-Week Course
MBAA Members: $3,920
Nonmembers: $3,970
Course + Membership: $4,062
Includes accommodations. Check in September 7; check out September 20.  
 
One-Week Module  
MBAA Members: $2,255
Nonmembers: $2,285
Course + Membership: $2,397
Includes accommodations.
Week one check in September 7; check out September 14.
Week two check in September 14; check out September 20.
 

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.

Accommodations Included!

When you register, MBAA will make reservations for you at:


University Place Hotel and Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, OR 97201

www.uplacehotel.com​

If you need additional room nights, please contact the hotel directly at 1.866.845.4647, and let the reservationist know that you are with the MBAA Engineering Course.

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, 2014, 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, 2014, 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, 2014. 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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