Wine Making / Bottling

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Wine Making / Bottling

In winemaking, flavor is paramount and can establish a label’s reputation. To maintain the desired flavor profile, winemakers must ensure that all equipment meets industry cleanliness standards and is regularly maintained. Any contaminant that comes into contact with the bottling lines or barrels can significantly affect the final product’s taste. However, steam action is an effective method in winemaking to clean and sanitize these surfaces. With the right steam jet system, wineries can effortlessly eliminate the most difficult chemical agent residues, bacteria, and other tough deposits that may be otherwise hard to remove using traditional cleaning methods. Wineries also have other areas that only steam can clean and sanitize, such as flanges, taps, and pipes.

The Advantages of Steam Cleaning in a Winery

The most important thing about winemaking is achieving and maintaining that rich taste. This is why steam cleaning is the most trusted and effective method of deep cleaning winery equipment. Some advantages of using dry steam cleaning include:

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LG Model used for mobile bottling lines.
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Using dry steam technology to clean wine barrels

Oak barrels are one of the greatest investments a winery can make. Using steam to clean the wine barrels can help maintain their longevity and rejuvenate them safely and cost-effectively.

Using dry steam technology to clean the bottling line

Steam evenly diffuses through the bottling line without facing significant constraints such as the effect of gravity. Steam is also safe and effective for cleaning critical parts of the bottling line system, such as the spouts and filters.

Using dry steam technology to sanitize tanks and remove tartrates

Tartrates and other harsh substances tend to stick to the walls of the storage tanks. Steam quickly melts away any residues in the storage tanks. Condensation then drains the residues from the bottom of the tanks, leaving the tank thoroughly sanitized without the use of harsh chemicals.

Swash Sanitizing Equipment for Winery Sanitation and Barrel Cleaning

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Located in California’s Napa Valley, Swash Sanitizing Equipment is focused on meeting the stringent cleaning and sterilization requirements of the wine industry. Swash steam generators are the most efficient method to deliver heat for winemakers. They can be used to clean wine barrels, tanks, bottling lines, canning lines, and other wine equipment. These steam generators offer the following benefits:

  • Kill microorganisms on contact with dry-saturated steam at 212°F.
  • Dry steam cleaning is the best and most effective method to instantly kill stubborn germs, bacteria, mold, and mildew.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing is accomplished in one process.
  • Swash steam generators are sustainable, operating at 98% efficient use of electric power. They significantly reduce water consumption compared to other techniques.
  • The steam generators offer winemakers high-quality equipment with a low cost of ownership.

Menikini Steam Cleaners for Wine Making

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Menikini is an international leader in dry steam cleaning. Since 1977, we have been leveraging our state-of-the-art technology to propel businesses to the highest levels of cleanliness and sanitation. Menikini steam cleaners are a natural choice for winemakers for many reasons, including:

  • Menikini generators are the embodiment of quality and genuine Italian craftsmanship, guaranteeing you efficiency and superior cleaning and sanitization of your winery system.
  • Dry steam cleaning is the best and most effective method to instantly kill stubborn germs, bacteria, mold, and mildew.
  • Dry steam cleaning with Menikini steam cleaners reduces water consumption by up to 100 times compared to other cleaning and sanitizing methods.
  • Steam cleaning is a 100% green technology. This makes it easy to clean your winery systems in an environmentally friendly way without the need to use harsh chemicals.
  • Work with a highly knowledgeable and certified team of engineers and experts to help you with your needs and answer your most pressing questions.

Interested in Swash or Menikini for cleaning your bottling lines and barrels?

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  • Standard Features:

    • Built in accordance with A.S.M.E. Miniature Boiler Code
    • A.S.M.E. CSD-1 Compliant
    • UL Listed and labeled under UL 834
    • Dual Pressure Controls (UL 353)
    • High Pressure Safety Reset. (UL 353)
    • Low Level Cut-Off (LLCO) (UL 353)
    • 100 psi Safety Relief Valve (A.S.M.E. Section I – V-Stamp)

    Multiple Accessories Available

  • Standard Features:

    • CE Compliant
    • Low Level Cut-Off with alarm
    • High/Low Pressure Selector
    • Low Pressure 1.3 bar (19 psi) for Wooden Barrels
    • High Pressure 5.5 bar (80 psi) for Steel Tanks
    • 7.5 Bar (109 psi) Safety Relief Valve

Superior Steam Cleaning with Electro-Steam Generators

Sanitizing and sterilizing is vital in eliminating unwanted organisms and bacteria in stainless tanks, wine barrels, bottling lines, and other parts of your winery system. Hot, dry steam can easily penetrate the tiniest pores on the inside of the barrels, thoroughly sanitizing the system using high temperatures and quick condensation.

Work with Electro-Steam’s expert team to find a solution for all your needs. Contact us today for more information on Menikini, Swash, and other steam cleaning systems.