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Monitoring the fermentation of wine has become a highly relevant subject in the last few years. The better the temperature in the storage containers can be kept within the optimal temperature range, the higher the quality of the wine. This is particularly necessary immediately after filling the tanks with the grape must because the high amount of heat that is generated during the fermentation process requires additional cooling.
A special method is so-called cold fermentation. Here, the temperatures must consistently remain within 15 and 20 °C to allow particular yeast strains to work. The resulting wines are extremely fresh, pure, and uncomplicated
The cooling solution implemented by Hüttenhein Anlagenbau for the Welter winery involves cooling the tanks in different zones using sleeves. This way, almost any low temperature can be generated in the tank.
The current project phase contains 70 tanks which are in different storage rooms, some of which are outside. Hüttenhein Anlagenbau used the modular measuring, control, and automation system JUMO mTRON T as a central control element. It analyzes the data from the temperature probe attached to each tank and controls the temperature. Furthermore, the pressure in the entire cooling system is monitored. Important actual values are recorded with a recording function. The central processing unit sits in a control cabinet which is located in a container in the exterior area of the winery.
We were particularly impressed by the simple parameterization and configuration, which are possible without extensive PLC knowledge. The flexibility of the JUMO mTRON T system, which can be expanded on a modular basis at any time, is also a clear plus. This is why we are now also using the system with other customers.