The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Brewhemoth conical clean in place (CIP) systems

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2013, 09:50 PM   #81
variverrat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Got a question about the pump you listed. I noticed in the specs it was only rated for 18psi but most of the spray balls I've seen are supposed to need 30-60psi. Am I interpreting something wrong?

__________________
variverrat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #82
cscade
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cscade's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wooster, Ohio
Posts: 456
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I don't know much about fluid dynamics. All I can really tell you is that with this particular pump and spray ball combination, there is a ton of cleaning action happening.

I'm sure more pressure wouldn't hurt, but at this scale (the diameter of the brewhemoth is very small) its really already overkill.

__________________

Seeker Brewing Co.
est. 2008
Build Thread - Blog
cscade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2013, 12:55 AM   #83
variverrat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I don't doubt it cleans well and wish I knew how to calculate it, just would make evaluating which pump to buy easier.

Looking on ebay, this would seem like a good buy if I knew something about the quality:

1HP Stainless Steel Jet Shallow Water Booster Pump Pressure Control Controller

__________________
variverrat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2013, 12:58 AM   #84
Moby
I need more gadgets....
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 137
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by variverrat View Post
I don't doubt it cleans well and wish I knew how to calculate it, just would make evaluating which pump to buy easier.

Looking on ebay, this would seem like a good buy if I knew something about the quality:

1HP Stainless Steel Jet Shallow Water Booster Pump Pressure Control Controller
I've spoken to that vendor...he's the guy listing 104F as the temperature limit of that (and all of his) pumps.
__________________
Moby is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2013, 12:59 AM   #85
variverrat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Good to know, that keeps me out of trouble.

__________________
variverrat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #86
fakr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Moncton, NB Canada
Posts: 36
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

That pump won't do for that big of a cip as its only rated for 948GPH, which is about a litre per second. you're going to want a higher flow like 2500+GPH. don't worry about the pressure rating. That's just for head pressure, and you shouldn't have much with an open flow cip ball.

The temp rating is important too. high heat sump pumps aren't cheap though unfortunately. here's mine : http://www.libertypumps.com/Products...?p=55&s=4&c=14

__________________
fakr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-16-2013, 01:36 AM   #87
variverrat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Yeah, definitely getting pricey, but at least it looks cheaper than the freezer and all the fittings that I have to sneak into the house for these things.

__________________
variverrat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2013, 01:34 AM   #88
headwall
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: , MT
Posts: 68
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

FYI, 104 degrees F is equal to 40 degrees C, which I have seen listed on many pumps as the Max Ambient Temp rating. This has nothing to do with the fluid passing through the pump. It refers to the max ambient temp (room temp) allowable in order to still achieve proper cooling for the electric motor. That seems like a standard Max Ambient Temp for many of the pumps I have seen that pump up to 250 deg F fluid.

__________________
headwall is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #89
fakr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Moncton, NB Canada
Posts: 36
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by headwall View Post
FYI, 104 degrees F is equal to 40 degrees C, which I have seen listed on many pumps as the Max Ambient Temp rating. This has nothing to do with the fluid passing through the pump. It refers to the max ambient temp (room temp) allowable in order to still achieve proper cooling for the electric motor. That seems like a standard Max Ambient Temp for many of the pumps I have seen that pump up to 250 deg F fluid.

Best to confirm with the pump manufacturer just in case.
__________________
fakr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #90
jcaudill
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: VA Beach, VA
Posts: 818
Liked 53 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Agreed there is almost nothing that should or can be assumed when it comes to specing out pumps. Unless you get into higher dollar pumps most don't go over 120-150F range. You can run higher but expect the pump to fail sooner.

__________________
jcaudill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Brewhemoth conicals! Mpez Equipment/Sanitation 36 05-08-2012 02:45 PM
Clean-in-place drain and whirlpooling jeffmeh Equipment/Sanitation 11 07-04-2011 12:25 AM
Clean In Place Brewery Setup Steven9026 Equipment/Sanitation 1 12-24-2010 12:12 AM
Best place to buy a Blichmann Conical? orion2598 Equipment/Sanitation 19 07-31-2009 06:40 PM
portable clean-in-place station Cold_Steel Equipment/Sanitation 4 05-11-2009 03:14 PM