One of the key pieces of preventative maintenance is regularly scheduled inspections and cleaning of your equipment. This should include all of the major pieces of equipment in your brewery, such as you brew kettles, mash tuns, fermenters, and bright beer tanks. During inspections, be sure to look for any signs of wear or damage to the parts and thoroughly clean the equipment to remove any build-up of dirt or grime.
Another important aspect to keep in mind is the timely replacement of worn or damaged parts. Consumables like gaskets, seals, and the occasional pump may need to be replaced throughout the lifetime of your equipment. By replacing these parts on an as-needed basis, you can help to ensure that your industrial brewing equipment is operating at peak efficiency with a lower risk of downtime.
In addition to the practices above, it’s always a good idea to develop a written maintenance plan with your service team. This plan should outline specific tasks that need to be performed, the frequency they should be performed, and parts that should be kept on hand. This can help ensure that all maintenance tasks are completed on schedule and can serve as a reference for you and the maintenance team when performing their duties.
Overall, preventative maintenance plays an important role in ensuring your brewery operations run smoothly while minimizing revenue lost due to unexpected downtime. If you’re interested in learning about Flowtrend’s ProcessCare preventative maintenance services, click here or give us a call today.