The most versatile cooling and heating tool a winery can own. Whether you want to cool crushed grapes to cold soak temperatures, heat a sluggish ferment, heat a tank for ML without having a dedicated hot water loop, or cold stabilize a tank quickly, the SR is an extremely useful machine. It often eliminates the need for a separate heating loop in your winery. It is loved for quickly doing cold stabilization on one tank at a time. It is more effective at cooling crushed grapes than trying to cool in a tank. Because it is a closed system it can be used with sparkling wine or cider without losing carbonation.
Most wineries who use an SR for cooling/heating specific tanks or vats also have a dedicated main chiller connected to their permanent cooling loop. However the SR can also act as the back up chiller in case your main chiller goes down. You can use the SR to chill a tank, such as a large HDPE tank. Connect that tank to your glycol loop and if your main chiller goes down you already have a backup plan in place.
Made in Germany, thousands of Kreyer SR chillers have been in use for over 40 years in France and Germany.
The SR is not like a regular glycol chiller where a cooled bath is pumped into the tank jackets. The SR features a large, tubular heat-exchanger that is completely insulated. Your product is pumped through the inner tube while heat or cold travels the opposite direction through the outer tube. The top half of the SR houses the compressor for cooling while heating is performed in the Heat-Pump operation mode. The SR is uniquely designed unit for changing the temperature inline of crushed grapes, wine, sparkling wine, water, cider, fruit juice and distillates.
By setting the temperature, you can rely on the SR to maintain tank temperature for as long as needed, in either heating or cooling mode.
The case of the unit as well as all parts that come in contact with the treated medium are made of stainless steel. The ventilation grills are lacquered in black. Due to its four wheels, this SR unit is easy to maneuver. This allows the user to cool or to heat single tanks or other containers, as required. For example: starting a stopped fermentation by heating the tank content. Your choice of external pump is controlled by the SR’s control panel.
The cooling units of the SR series are available in seven different sizes. This is 11.7 Ton model. Smaller and larger machines are available for quote.
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Please Note: This unit REQUIRES 230 v Three Phase power and will not function on anything else. Please confirm that you have the proper power for this unit before purchasing, and plan to have a qualified electrician wire the necessary plug to the cord.