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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

Pentair introduces new Keg Monitor

Pentair has launched the Haffmans Keg Monitor, type KEG 2.0 that offers significantly improved handling through a Windows-based PC-program and simplified data transfer compared to its predecessors and similar products available on the market. In breweries and soft drink production plants, keg washing is an essential process in the packaging line. Kegs might be contaminated by micro-organisms or foreign substances that can have an impact on product shelf-life or might even put consumers at risk.

Keg-MonitorBased on decades of experience in quality control instrumentation, Pentair Haffmans’ Keg Monitor provides a valuable tool to evaluate the performance of the keg washer. The Haffmans Keg Monitor consists of a specially prepared keg, a handy/charger and a docking station. The prepared keg travels among the other kegs through the keg washer, and measures the temperature of the incoming cleaning medium, the temperature of the cleaning medium leaving the keg, the temperature of the keg wall, and the pressure inside the keg in relation to time. In addition, the data logger registers the position of the keg in the cleaning process.

Bluetooth-based data transfer, user-friendly interface
The Haffmans Keg Monitor, type KEG 2.0 uses Bluetooth to transfer the measuring data from the Keg to the PC. A Windows-based PC-program processes the data providing the user a complete picture of the keg washing process, including information on the existence of superheated steam, which enables the brewery to optimize the sterilization process and reduce energy consumption. The software used in the Keg Monitor is easy and intuitive to operate due to a very user-friendly interface, and requires no special skills or extensive training.

Wireless charging, very low maintenance
Charging of the Haffmans Keg Monitor, type KEG 2.0 is wireless and eliminates the requirement for regular battery changes. This makes the instrument almost maintenance-free. The charging process requires less than ten minutes for

18+ hours of operating time
Pentair strives to provide its customers solutions that perfectly fit their requirements. Breweries or soft drink producers supply their standard keg(s) to Pentair Haffmans, and receive a Keg Monitor that is customized to their special keg size. Several keg sizes from 20 liters are available.

Two executions and retrofit option available
The Haffmans Keg Monitor, type KEG 2.0 is available in two executions. In addition to the Standard execution that offers extended Bluetooth options, a cost-efficient Economy version especially for small and craft breweries is available. In addition, for existing customers, a retrofit package can be purchased to upgrade existing Pentair Haffmans’ Keg Monitors to our latest standard. The new Haffmans Keg Monitor is available in a Standard execution with extended Bluetooth options and a cost-efficient Economy version.

ABOUT PENTAIR PLC.
Pentair plc (www.pentair.com) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2015 revenues of $6.4 billion, Pentair employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide.

15 Jul. 2016

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