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feature | solution focus
Many boiler rooms are dark, deep, dank places,
tucked away in basements-not Dancing Goat's.
Featuring two Miura LX-50 SGs boilers, it's part of
the distillery's tour package.

MAINTAINABILITY
"With Miura's units, boiler maintenance isn't the monster it used to
be," Reiber said, suggesting, instead, that much of the time is spent
making sure Dancing Goat's water chemistry is properly managed.
"We have an RO (reverse osmosis) system that feeds into that boiler,"
he explained. "We have alarms to make sure that the operators know
if the feed tank is running low. The overall maintenance is easier and
can be handled at the operator level, versus needing an upper-level
maintenance person. I don't think we could have done that with an
old traditional-style boiler."

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Energy-cost savings and environmental concerns were other key
reasons why Reiber encouraged Dancing Goat to switch to Miura
boilers. It's said that Miura customers typically save about 20% in
fuel costs versus traditional boilers. Reiber expected Dancing Goat's
savings to fall into the 20% to 25% range, "just because of the efficiency level that these boilers provide that our other boiler just didn't
have."
Regarding the environment, Reiber explained that the part of
Wisconsin where the distillery is located and the executive team's
commitment to the environment and ensuring a highest-quality production process are important criteria in many operational decisions,
including equipment purchases. According to him, one of the other
features that stood out with Miura was the emissions aspect. "Limiting emissions, conserving resources, and sustainability are very
important to Dancing Goat Distillery," he said. Reiber explained that
the distillery has a very environmentally conscious clientele. "When
people ask how we outfit our equipment, some are curious about

MAY 2018

how we make spirits, but others really want
to know about the stuff that makes the spirits:
'What about your water system?' 'What about
your boiler system?' 'What do you do with
waste?' How do you manage that?' Those
are all things that we're developing into our
brand," he continued, "important parts that
have to be incorporated into our identity."
Acknowledging that people seem to
be more educated on and in touch with
ingredients and processes, he added that
Dancing Goat welcomes their questions and
concerns. "We enjoy telling them about our processing equipment
that facilitates organic certification," he said. "We boast about our
stainless-steel steam feed and condensate return lines." Asked whether he would consider recommending Miura to another brewer, Reiber
responded, "I already have, to several companies." EP

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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
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - 5
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Implementations
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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 - Lube Safety Comes In Threes
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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 - Products
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Index
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Showcase
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Seeking Reliability
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