Sector: Agro-processing (Winery)

Client: Riebeeck Cellars Winery

Site: Riebeeck Kasteel, Western Cape, South Africa

Plant: 300+ tanks with approximately 16 million litres

Total HVAC cooling capacity: approx. 2500 kWR

Riebeeck Cellars is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa and recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.

The Technical Manager Mr Eljay Geldenhuys contacted CoolCheck to assist with the process of documenting the many additions and alterations that were made over the last few decades.

He also asked us to find the source of some cooling performance issues that created unnecessary pressure during peak harvest time. We conducted a full industrial assessment of the plant including the substantial chilled water pipe network throughout the facility.

Several weeks were spent measuring and detailing the pipe work as well as compiling a full CAD drawing which could be used for maintenance and future expansion. Included our the industrial assessment was an analysis of all the cooling loads, pipe sizes, pump capacities and cooling performance.