Conversion of Waterford BBA Facility
Renegade Spirits Waterford Distillery
Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Recommissioning existing plant for spirit production
Integrating reporting system
Waterford Distillery was set up in an existing Waterford Diageo facility. This facility was converted from a brewery into a distillery to allow for the production of spirits. Waterford Distillery uses multiple varieties of grain to produce different flavored whiskeys.
The Waterford Distillery plant contains 4 180T grain silos, a 350hL Brewhouse, 4 1000hL fermenters, 100hL Yeast propagation unit, an 18,000 L Wash Still, 11,500L spirit stills, and multiple CIP vessels. The entire plant includes over 5,000 I/Os.
Initial plant capacity of 1 million La for 5 years increasing to 3 Million Litres of Alcohol at the end of year 5
Tracking and tracing of product throughout the brewing and distillation process
Fully integrated SCADA system allowing fully automated control throughout the plant
Data logging of all required data and trends including temperature, flow rate, and mechanical failure
MWCS during project:
MWCS provided support for the customer and mechanical and electrical contractors during commissioning.
We oversaw commissioning of the Dry goods, brewhouse, tank farm, pot stills and CIP vessels.
We ran full IO testing through different platforms ( Profibus /ASI).
We managed a change of hardcode settings and main parameters from the previous system
Full 24 hour cover during operation
Implantation of MWCS System:
Intake of grain comes from multiple sources with product ID availability
The process is completed with minimal operator intervention
Full HMI system allows the operator to interact with the PLC program
Alarms signal s for program or mechanical errors
Track-and-trace system allows product to be tracked throughout the plant
Reporting system provides trend and data analysis