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been thriving in this building for decades. They
are a living part of the walls, ceiling-the entire
room's character. To ensure we maintain the same
microclimate, we are building around the existing
fermenter building and opening its interior walls
to allow the microclimate to migrate into all areas
of the new fermentation building. This isn't the
only area where we have worked hard to maintain
continuity. Every inch of the distillery has been
carefully planned and executed."
In addition, the expansion includes much
advancement in the electrical footprint, as well as
increased use of automation. "We are about 80%
to 90% automated," Goodlett said.
In addition to the summer shutdown, the plant
has one scheduled down day each week to clean
the equipment. "We try to do most of the preventive maintenance during the summer shutdown in
order to keep the plant running efficiently."
Goodlett explained how preparations are being
made to ensure a smooth transition. "Keeping
the focus more on the preventive side than the
reactive side is our best avenue to keep operations
running efficiently," he said. "As we double our
capacity, good communication between operations, maintenance, and management will also be
critical."
Some of the biggest challenges, Goodlett
continued, are implementing the new equipment
into the current operation, and learning how to
operate the new equipment while also keeping
general production flowing efficiently.
"We had training before we started the new
systems," he said. "The training has been ongoing,
and we have been learning as we go on some of it.
We are operating efficiently. We are learning the
tricks that make it easier and safer." EP
Doubling capacity at Four Roses,
with only a small increase in
space, required collaboration
with an engineering firm and an
architect, along with reliance on
CAD drawings, to modify piping
and efficiently locate other
assets.

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Ashley. "Quality and consistency are paramount
in our business," Ashley stated. "In order to guarantee the same level of quality, we decided to expand our capacity within the existing plant rather
than build a new plant and risk differences, real
or perceived. As an example, in our fermentation
building, this room houses open-top fermenters.
Four Roses' five proprietary yeasts strains have

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant April 2018

Editorial
Implementations
What's Wrong With My Bolts?
Understand Vertical Motor Bearings
Bourbon Boom Drives Distillery Expansion
Lubricant Myths That Can Cost You
IIoT
SAP: When To Update SAP Master Data
Give Your Chain A 'Hand'
Why Do Hackers Hack?
Why Compressor Size Matters
Equipment-Rental Considerations
On The Floor
Microgrids Are On The Rise
Solution Focus
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Cover1
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Cover2
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - 5
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Implementations
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - What's Wrong With My Bolts?
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Understand Vertical Motor Bearings
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Bourbon Boom Drives Distillery Expansion
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Bourbon Boom Drives Distillery Expansion
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Lubricant Myths That Can Cost You
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - IIoT
Efficient Plant April 2018 - SAP: When To Update SAP Master Data
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Give Your Chain A 'Hand'
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Why Do Hackers Hack?
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Why Compressor Size Matters
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Equipment-Rental Considerations
Efficient Plant April 2018 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Solution Focus
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Products
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Efficient Plant April 2018 - Index
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Showcase
Efficient Plant April 2018 - Seeking Reliability
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