As part of the major re-development of the Cherry’s brewery at Waterford in Ireland, Burkert Fluid control systems has supplied 60 valves for a new brewing operation. The Burkert valves were specified by APV, one of three main contractors at the site, to control services in a number of different areas of the brewery. Angle, diaphragm, globe and solenoid valves have been supplied in either stainless steel, brass or bronze and most are equipped for AS-i connectivity and designed for CIP. They handle material that includes steam, water, air, nitrogen and cleaning agents. Burkert valves have been used to control the delivery of nitrogen to the tops of process vessels, water to the heating and cooling operations for the larger vessels, and the steam for sterilising various parts of the yeast plant. They are fitted after the dosing pumps in the cleaning area and Burkert ATEX-approved diaphragm valves are fitted in Zone 1 dosing areas where flammable ingredients are present.