The Glanola Unit is fully automated. The operator is only required to connect the keg tap to the ring main, connect the pouring tap to a Glanola bar drain, and activate the unit from the hand held tablet. It is our experience that the minimal user intervention reduces the chance of switchover devices failing while not being too dissimilar to the manual method people are used to.
The hand held tablet is in full control of the Glanola unit. All functions can be operated from the tablet. The system can also be fully operated from the unit itself in the event that the tablet is misplaced or not charged.
The wifi enabled Glanola tablet will log all operations and email a report to an off-site location for review, we have the option to enable real time reporting with Cloud type access or “exception reporting”. The quality manager of any number of sites receives full reports and logs that cannot be bypassed or created at the location of the unit.
The Glanola unit has a beer dispense function which pumps water through the beer lines to allow the safe dispense of beer in the lines for sale. The water is pressurised to 3 Bar to prevent any damage to fittings or pipe.
The Glanola unit will clean up to three lines at a time at the operator’s option using the Auto Clean cycle or up to 10 lines (depending on length of lines and head of lift) using Super Clean.
The standard Cycle is approx. 9 minutes. This can be varied depending on line length and water hardness. It has been verified by a major international brewery that this cycle produces a significantly lower bacteria count that 20-30 minute manual cleaning using a sponge pellet for mechanical action.
There is also the option of a Super Clean with a 22 minute cycle. This is used in the event that the lines have been left unattended for an extended period of time or if more than three lines are being cleaned at the same time. It closer mimics the manual method if the extended cycle is preferred.
The Auto Clean and Super Clean are pre-sets in the on tablet setup. However bespoke cycles varying soak, rinse, and overall cycle time are simply programmed at the request of the operator and can be changed remotely.
The patented Glanola process used a combination of varying pressure and peristaltic pumps to produce a “mechanical” effect inside the beer line thus agitating the inner lining of the lines in addition to soaking with detergent. This mechanical effect is the reason why we can clean the line in approx. 9 mins.
Unlike other systems, the corrosive detergent does not come into contact with the internal pumps, rubber seals, or mild steel inside the unit. This produces long life and minimal servicing of the unit while ensuring availability using non-bespoke parts for maintenance.
Each fixed unit contains an 18 liter water tank to ensure consistent cleaning in cellars with low water pressure.
Unlike manual methods, there is no requirement for handling of detergents, mixing and measuring, or pouring of used fluids in the cellar or at the bar. There is no lifting of water containers around the cellar and the use of stairs into cellars is minimised.
Glanola installs sealed non return valve controlled drains at the bar to evacuate all spent liquids at the bar tap. Aside from the handling advantage, the cleaning can take place during trading if desired as the sealed system does not produce unpleasant smells.
At the end of any cleaning cycle the unit flushes the entire ring main.
During the Glanola cleaning process no gas is used, water and the detergent usage is measured and only the required amounts are used.
Glanola recommends the use of high quality colour safe detergents such as Proton and Thonhauser. Proton UK exclusively recommends the Glanola solution with their line cleaning detergents.
The Glanola unit is an Irish designed and patented product assembled in Ireland. Glanola Holdings Ltd is an Enterprise Ireland HPSU company in which Enterprise Ireland has invested alongside a US venture investment company.
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