Equipment for Cleaning Wine Barrels Effectively
What is a Bacchus Steam System – Wine Barrel Cleaning?
Bacchus is a product especially created for steam cleaning and sterilization of bottling production lines with or without micro filtration (with steam pressure from 0,2 to 6 bar). Continuous steam flow, direct connection for water supply and low voltage control panel.
Wine barrels can be cleaned and sterlised with Bacchus Steam cleaner without using any chemicals, saving you on wastewater treatment, time and money. Ideal for medium to large wineries, where the Bacchus Steam System cleans up to 150 barrels per day.
Bacchus Steam System Technology
Steam Cleaning of Wine Barrels:
The use of steam in the bottling line assures a complete kill rate in the whole system from the membrane filter to the fill spouts. The fact that the bottling line reaches disinfecting temperatures faster and reaches a higher temperature means the process is much shorter saving a great deal of time in the sterilization process. The process only takes 15 minutes of time once a minimum temperature of over 100ºC is reached. The whole process is done without a single chemical, meaning no wastewater to treat.
The use of dry vapor steam machines permits an impressive financial savings on wastewater treatment and chemical use.
The elevated temperature of the steam allows for a much faster cleaning process of the barrels, melting the tartrates in a fraction of the time than it takes with hot water, all while resulting in massive savings in water consumption. The vapor property of dry steam allows for the pores of the wood to be opened, releasing not only tartrates but also old wine and bitter tannins that have been absorbed inside the wood. The whole process revitalizes the wood barrels while being safe on the char of the oak.
The Advantages of Wine Barrel Cleaning using Bacchus System:
After decanting, proceed and rinse using a high pressure machine and cold water, duration of steam cycle depending on the age and status of the barrel, proceed again and rinse with cold water.
- • Cleaning, detartrating and disinfection of barrels
- • Removal of Bretanomyces from the wood fibers.
- • Complete releasing of scale from the barrel’s walls.
- • Detartrating and disinfection of the barrel with only one operation.
The added benefits beyond cleaning are the powerful ability to rehydrate the oak barrels during storage and also the cleaning process creates a natural vacuum on the barrel, after inserting a bung into the hole you will be able to quickly test the barrel for leaks.
Ideal Industries for Bacchus Steam System:
Food and Beverage
Vaporisation and cleaning of wine barrels using Bacchus Steam System:
Steam diffuser inside a barrel
Vaporisation of a barrel for approx 1 minute
Steam cleaning of a line with micro filtration
- • Innovative and 100% natural process without the usage of chemicals.
- • Does not emit dangerous smokes into the atmosphere, usable also in closed environments.
- • No need of special permissions or patents for the usage of our equipments.
- • Rapid start-up of the boiler (about 5 min).
- • Machine with trolley, easy to move as space-saving.
- • Ensures long life to the microfiltration cartridges.
Sanitizing Tanks and Removing Tartrates
Tartrates and other substances commonly cling to the walls of storage tanks, with the simple connection of the Bacchus system to the storage tank the steam melts away all residues and tartrates and the condensation allows for them to drain out the bottom of the tank.
A quick rinse with cold water causes a thermo-shock removing any remaining residue from the walls.
After only 15 minutes the tank is completely sterilized without the use of caustic or other harsh chemicals, greatly reducing water consumption wastewater treatment. With the Bacchus steam cleaning system there is no need for anyone to enter the tanks anymore, saving precious manpower, time and money.
Accessories for Bacchus Steam System – Wine Barrel Cleaning
Geyser Kit + Bacchus Hose
To clean tanks from wine scale
- • Geyser Hose
- • Bacchus Hose
- • Geyser Lance 800mm
- • Geyser Lance 400mm
- • Flat Nozzle
- • Nozzle Connection
- • Stainless Steel Brush
- • Triangular Brush
Geyser Lance 800mm
Geyser Lance 400mm
Stainless Steel Brush
Bacchus Steam System
|Body||Stainless Steel BA|
|Boiler Output||36 kW – 28,8 kW – 21,6 kW|
|Steam Production||970 / 194 g/min|
|Operating Pressure||6 Bar|
|Power Supply||400 W – 50/60 Hz|
|Packaging||60 x 90 x 115cm|