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Bottling Quality At The New Carlsberg Plant

A bottling facility opened recently on the Northampton site of one of the world’s biggest brewers includes a suite of systems designed and installed by the Mitton team. The development forms part of a £60M investment at the brewery’s River Nene site, part of the new Northampton Enterprise Zone, and the mechanical package installed by Mitton covers heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and domestic water.

Brewing chambers

Mitton have installed a low pressure hot water heating system to serve air supply units in the bottling hall, office area air handling units and radiator circuit and a domestic hot water cylinder. A plate and shell heat exchanger providing high heat transfer rates with a high pressure and temperature operating range has been installed to convert high pressure hot water to low pressure hot water.

The company has also supplied and installed air supply units and extract fans to the bottling air plant system, air handling units to serve the office areas and cyclone fans with an extract system for undercroft car park ventilation. The ventilation systems are completed by a loading bay extract system and toilet extract system.

Increases in computer room power consumption, density, and heat generation now require a more efficient approach to computer room air conditioning. For Carlsberg, Mitton have installed specialist CRAC (Computer Room Air Conditioning) units to perform this most critical of IT environment processes. In addition, a VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) air conditioning system with sophisticated individual zone control has been installed to supply the office areas, as well as a close control unit for the label store.

A rainwater harvesting system providing recycled water to toilets, with Mitton also installing hot and cold water services to serve wash troughs and drinking fountains in bottling hall , hot and cold water to service new male and female changing rooms, with all hot water provided via a indirect cylinder fed from the low pressure hot water system.

All systems link into a comprehensive Building Monitoring System managed by Mitton, to achieve and maintain optimum levels of performance across the board.

The new Carlsberg production line can fill 60,000 bottles an hour, with beers bottled on the line including Carlsberg, Tuborg and San Miguel.

Working closely with the electrical services team, the project has achieved a post construction BREEAM Excellent rating.

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