Steam Heating VS Electric Heating for brewhouse heating systems

Electric heating and steam heating are two types of heating that are often seen in the brewing process. If you are confused by the choice bewteen electricity heating system and steam heating system. YoLong takes you to understand the difference between electric heating and steam heating.

Electric Heating

Advantage: The electricity heating is more commericial and have a low heating lost.

Disadvantage: Some technical limitation.Because most of the commercial brewing equipment requires step-by-step saccharification, the saccharification process needs to be heated, which requires higher heating methods and design requirements. Not suit for high concentration wort mashing. It will scorch even if the agitation and circulation both operating.

Steam Heating

Advantage: The steam heating is a more reasonable choice.By the TEMP raise smoothly and uniformly.And suit for diffierent technical demands.Steam heating is evenly heated, and there is no paste pot phenomenon.

Disadvantage: Much heat lost,and electric consumption.The steam heating electricity will cost more than electric heating 15 percent when used for same tank.

About energy saving

Both of electric & steam heating are needing to energy saving. The energy saving for electric heating that will reuse the hot water which after exchange with wort.The energy saving for steam heating should recycle the condensated water extra. It will reduce much cost if recycle these condensated water.

About equipment maintenance

Advantage: Electric heating system is easy for treating by less scaling .

But the steam generator need to treat clearly, such as:

  1. Clean the heating tube and genarator inner wall without scaling every quarter
  2. Checking the content of salt for demineralized water salt tank
  3. Wash the boiler by acid ,Avoid to block the pressure controller and safety valve by scaling
  4. Manually test the safety valve every week
  5. Test the safety valve every six months

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