Carboblend

A carbonation system with two functions in one: inline carbonation and blending

Alfa Laval Carboblend is a well proven blending and carbonation system for the beverage industries. The carbonation system (> 200 successful installations worldwide) provides continuous, accurate blending and carbonation of beer, soft drinks and other beverages.

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A beer carbonation machine developed in co-operation with the brewing industry

  • Outstanding blending/carbonation accuracy
  • Efficiently dissolves CO2
  • Space-savingly compact while versatile and adaptable to different process requirements
  • Automatic process control requires less manpower
  • Stable and reliable operation and low maintenance requirements for long uptime

The beer carbonator comes factory preassembled on a frame and is designed for CIP. The carbonation system complies with the food industry regulations, meaning that all components of the beer carbonator that are in contact with the process liquids are made of stainless steel with heat resistant seals.

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Blending - How to use the carbonation system for blending

 
In the CARBOBLENDTM  beer carbonator,  blending is carried out by continuously controlling the ratio of flows of the constituent liquids, eg beer and water. When using the beer carbonation system for blending, the blending ratio is preselected on the control panel. The microprocessor receives continuous data from the flow meters in the beer and water/beer lines and regulates the control valve in the water/beer line, to maintain the present blending ratio accurately. Alternatively, the operator keys in the known and required properties, such as alcohol content or original gravity of the feed and of the end products. The corresponding blending ratio is then automatically calculated and used instead. 
 
 

Carbonation – How to use the beer carbonation system

 
CO2 is injected into the product line directly without utilising any porous disc or sinter candle. A specially designed mixer/accelerator ensures that the CO2 dissolves rapidly in the product through this  combination of turbulent flow and increased pressure. An analyzer after the mixer checks the carbonated product for CO2 content. A control valve regulates the CO2 flow to maintain a constant CO2 content in the product. A PLC controls the plant operation. A fail-safe system continually monitors the operation.

 

Brochure

You can read more about the efficiency, benefits, practicality and technical details of the Carboblend beer carbonation machine by downloading the brochure.

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