Why Building a beverage
system makes sense
USE BTUS INSTEAD OF LENGTH OF RUN
Select the most efficient power pack for a beer system by calculating its total BTU (British Thermal Unit) load. Each power pack’s BTU capacity is a numerical expression of the heat it can remove from a beer system as it circulates glycol. Each beer system has a unique BTU load that it exerts on the power pack chilling the glycol. If the exerted BTU load exceeds 60% of a power pack’s BTU capacity, the compressor in the unit will need to run longer to maintain the glycol bath temperature. This will overwork the power pack compressor and ultimately shorten its life. The goal is to have long compressor run times and equal rest times (or as equal as possible). Use our simple calculator to figure out the perfect power pack for your space.
RECOMMENDED TRUNKLINE FOR SPECIFIED LENGTH OF RUN
Systems up to 50 FT – Use 1/4" Trunkline
Systems up to 125FT – Use 5/16" Trunkline
Systems up to 750FT – Use 3/8" Trunkline