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feature | solution focus

addition to a pot still, we have a continuous
full-column still," he said. "This gives us a
single-pass solution for producing spirits
up to 95% ABV (alcohol by volume), in
50% less time, while recovering significantly
more alcohol per hour than a traditional
pot still."

Steam quality is
crucial in making a
distillery's finished
product.

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PROJECT SUPPORT
Supporting the selection of Miura boilers, and playing a critical role in
the entire Dancing Goat Distillery installation, was the main mechanical
contractor, AMS Steam Products, Milwaukee, WI (amssteamproducts.
com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hot Water Products Inc.
"AMS has been a great partner in this project," said Mike Reiber,
Dancing Goat's COO. "Having worked with them at another distillery,
I was confident that they could provide just what I was looking for at
Dancing Goat. Ironically, they were already in touch with the operation
before I got there, so it was very interesting to see the whole process
come together."
Still, the project was not without a few challenges, given the fact that
Dancing Goat had already purchased a boiler from another company.
"But," Reiber said, "AMS didn't penalize the distillery for that. Instead,
they focused on helping correct the situation and mitigating any
negative impact.
In short, he concluded, "AMS helped facilitate a replacement and a
timeline. They set the company up with local maintenance. They even
recommended water-tech folks to help take that burden off. That
made my life much easier, and let me spend time on other parts of the
operation."

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To that end, one of the many advantages
of Miura boilers is their on-demand steam
capabilities.
"Miura claimed its boilers could produce
full steam in less than five minutes," Reiber
stated, "and I timed it. The steam we needed
was there in four minutes. That feature has
saved us time and labor costs, while allowing us to be more productive."
That type of improved productivity
contrasts greatly with Reiber's time running
a facility that had 13 production lines and
two extra-large boilers from a traditional
boiler manufacturer. Back then, he would
find himself deploying maintenance people
"eight hours in advance" to make sure the
boilers were online and the operation had
sufficient hot water and steam to start all
processes.
"At Dancing Goat Distillery, it's completely different," he said. "It's unbelievable.
Even our state inspector was blown away,
not only by the boilers, but the entire boiler
room that we put together.
Most of the time, a boiler room is deep,
dark, and dank, tucked away in a corner or
a basement somewhere. Our boiler room is
the heart and lungs of our facility. It's even
part of our tour package."

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

Editorial
Implementations
Six Steps That Cut Costs
Educating Work-REady Students
Revisiting Benefits Of A CMMS
Lube Safety Comes In Threes
SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
On The Floor
Solution Focus
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Cover1
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Cover2
Efficient Plant May 2018 - 1
Efficient Plant May 2018 - 2
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - 5
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Implementations
Efficient Plant May 2018 - 9
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Six Steps That Cut Costs
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Educating Work-REady Students
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Revisiting Benefits Of A CMMS
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - 25
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Lube Safety Comes In Threes
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - 28
Efficient Plant May 2018 - SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
Efficient Plant May 2018 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Solution Focus
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - 38
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Products
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Showcase
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Seeking Reliability
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