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Monitoring systems for breweries

Every brewer strives for consistent quality of his product. Beer spoilage, poor taste due to non-compliance with the recipe means under-delivery and returns to stock, leading to reputational, financial and legal losses.

Why do you need monitoring systems?

Remote monitoring of production processes helps:
  • monitor key parameters around the clock and respond quickly to abnormal situations;
  • objectively see bottlenecks in production and find ways to improve the process;
  • reduce equipment downtime due to emergencies;
  • plan effectively the repair and investment programme based on the actual condition of the equipment
  • to see the places of leaks and losses, to reduce costs for energy and water consumption;
  • receive objective reporting on the state of the brewery
The customer receives a financial benefit that exceeds the investment in online monitoring of production lines.

  • In Viravix's practice, remote monitoring of production parameters helped to increase the productivity of the fermentation section by 15% without costly upgrades. The system saw that the separation equipment was under-utilised due to the existing process layout.
  • A day's visit to the brewery by an expert costs around 340 euros in travel expenses. With the implementation of remote production monitoring, he can solve the customer's problems remotely, without being present at the brewery in person. The system will provide all the data for analysis.
You get an effective tool to ensure consistent product quality and reduce risks from human error.

What you can monitor in the brewery

Fermentation tanks (CCT)

Monitoring the temperature and pH during the fermentation and filtration processes helps to ensure efficient wort extraction


Temperature and volume monitoring ensures that the wort is boiled for the right amount of time to achieve the desired level of flavour and bitterness


Temperature and pressure monitoring makes sure that the yeast works optimally and delivers the required alcohol level


Temperature and carbonation level monitoring helps to monitor the maturation of the beer and guarantee the flavour profile of the recipe


Tracking the consistency and quality of the filling process ensures that the requirements of the finished product are met

The list of applications for remote monitoring of production line processes in a brewery is open. The installation and configuration of the system depends on the customer's needs. You can also monitor pasteurisation, CIP washing, energy and water consumption.

Monitor your brewery 24/7 from anywhere in the world where the internet is available.

Examples of monitoring systems for different equipment


What the system can do:

  1. Can control energy and water consumption, pasteurisation, CIP washing.
  2. Suitable for CKTs, pipelines.
  3. Monitors the status of events on the production line.
  4. Shows process performance history for any period (hour, day, week, year).
  5. Analysis of the efficiency (OEE) and productivity of the line.
  6. Displays reports in Excel format.

Keeps track of water, steam and electricity consumption. Additional utilities can be added.
  1. Monitors capacity equipment load.
  2. Monitors line events and downtime.
  3. Monitors CIP washing of equipment.
  4. Monitors the pasteurisation process.

  1. Ability to add parameters and events.
  2. Easy set-up, without the need for external specialists.
  3. User training and video tutorials.
  4. A cloud-based product that does not require servers, workstations.

Safe to use

  1. Data is stored in the cloud in encrypted form - Encryption-at-Rest.
  2. The information is sent over a secure HTTPS connection.
  3. Backups are made every day.
A hardware and software system consists of sensors, controllers and software with a user interface. The detectors can be installed on almost any equipment, and the setup of the system is similar to that of Wi-Fi.