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WATERFORD DISTILLERY

PROJECT SPECS


JOB TITLE

Conversion of Waterford BBA Facility


COMPANY

Renegade Spirits Waterford Distillery


LOCATION

Waterford City, Co. Waterford


DURATION

12

MONTHS


OBJECTIVES

  • Recommissioning existing plant for spirit production

  • Integrating reporting system



WATERFORD DISTILLERY

Plant Recommissioning


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.


Customer requirement:

  • 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




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