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Featured Application: Microbrewing

DId you know that liquid level sensors are frequently employed in microbrewing operations? It’s true!

Multi-point level sensors are commonly found in the beer tank, malt mill, mash tun, wort kettle and fermentation tank. Monitoring the level of various liquids throughout the brewing process helps to ensure the quality and consistency of craft brews.

Non-contact sensors are also an important tool for the modern brewery. For example, during the brewing process known as sparging, mash grains are rinsed in order to extract sugars from the grain. The resulting infusion (known as wort) is recirculated and drained until an inch of wort remains above the top of the grain bed. Due to the foamy nature of wort, non-contact radar and ultrasonic sensors are needed to accurately monitor the tank level and automate the sparging process.

As you can see, level sensors can be used to increase the operating efficiency of microbreweries, saving time and ensuring the best brew possible.

We’ll raise a glass to that!