What Are Essential Flow Meters for Beer and Wine Production

Brewery flow meters are essential tools for measuring the flow rate of liquids in a brewery or winery setting. From mass to electromagnetic flow meters, these devices are used to monitor the production process, ensure quality control, and optimize the use of resources. They are also essential for accurately measuring the quantities of beer and wine produced. With their precise readings, these flow meters provide invaluable insights into the production process and help ensure the highest quality product for your customers.

Beer and Wine Flow meter

Measuring Beer and Wine Flow

Accurate beer and wine flow measurement is essential for producing and distributing these popular beverages. Not only does it ensure that the correct amount of product is being produced and delivered, but it is also critical for quality control and profitability. With precise flow measurement, you can ensure that your products meet the highest standards and that your business remains profitable. Therefore, investing in accurate flow measurement technology is essential in ensuring the success of your beer and wine business.

Flow meters are essential for accurately measuring the water used in crushing, washing, filtering, cold wort, sake, and filling wine. They provide precise measurements to ensure an optimal process, including efficient water usage and product quality.

However, several challenges can complicate the measurement of beer and wine flow. One area for improvement is the wide range of viscosities and densities present in these beverages, making it difficult to measure flow when different flow meters are used accurately. Another challenge is the corrosive nature of these beverages, which can lead to issues if the wrong type of flow meter is used. This can result in inaccurate readings or even damage to the meter.

Beer and Wine Flow Measurement has unique requirements that must be met to maintain hygiene, facilitate frequent cleaning, and withstand the corrosive effects of alkaline water and hydrogen peroxide under high-temperature conditions. To ensure these requirements are met, the measuring circuit of the sensor must be simple, with no flow-blocking parts or parts that are easy to retain the medium. Additionally, all parts in contact with the medium should meet food hygiene standards such as those set by the FDA and EHEDG.

To ensure durability, parts in contact with the medium must withstand temperature collapse and corrosion during cleaning with steam, alkaline water, and hydrogen peroxide. In addition, the sensor must have a fast response time and accurate measurement capabilities for use during the filling process. Finally, it must be able to operate in low-temperature (around two °C) and humid environments.

Types of Brewery Flow Meters

When it comes to flow meter measurement technology for beer and wine, several types of flow meters are commonly used. These include hygienic or non-contact options such as the following:

  • Electromagnetic Flow Meter
  • Turbine Flow Meter
  • Ultrasonic Flow Meter

These are all designed to accurately measure the flow of beer and wine safely and hygienically. With these flow meters, it is possible to accurately monitor and control the flow rate and quantity of beer and wine, making them an excellent choice for any brewery or winery.

Brewery Electromagnetic Flow Meter sanitary electromagnetic flow meter

BCST sanitary electromagnetic flow meter is the perfect solution for the food industry as it adopts new hygienic lining materials and lining technology which meets stringent sanitary requirements. Furthermore, the stainless steel shell and stainless steel clamp allow easy disassembly and cleaning, giving you peace of mind that the flow meter is not easily polluted and prevents any measured fluid from remaining in the measuring tube. The electromagnetic flow meter is also suitable for beer, wine, and other beverage manufacturing processes.

Two electromagnetic flow meters are necessary for precise proportioning flow control in each production line. Generally, the flow meter used for measuring wine should have a caliber of 50-100mm, while for water, a 20-50mm caliber is suggested depending on the production scale. This ensures accurate and reliable measurement for each process.

Brewery Turbine Flow Meter 

BCST sanitary turbine flow meter is designed for precision and repeatability in pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and other industries. Its stainless steel (316L) casing ensures superior anti-corrosion and anti-rust capabilities, while its unique material construction ensures optimal accuracy and repeatability. In addition, its quick-loading connection structure makes easy cleaning and maintenance, and its hygienic design meets international standards for similar products, making it the ideal instrument for clean industries. With BCST Sanitary Turbine Flow Meter, you get reliable, accurate, and repeatable flow metering, batching, control, and finished product filling.

liquid turbine flowmeter (5)

Brewery Ultrasonic Flow Meter 

Ultrasonic flow meters measure a pipe’s rate of fluid flow with accuracy and reliability. Using the sound wave transit time principle, these flow meters are easy to install and come in various styles, such as clamped-on, handheld, and portable. BCST ultrasonic flow meter is suitable for any liquid, from ultra-pure liquids to water, chemicals, raw sewage, reclaimed water, cooling water, river water, plant effluent, alcohol, and beer.

Pipe type ultrasonic flowmeter


In conclusion, flow meters are essential tools for any brewery or winery setting, helping to measure the flow rate of liquids and accurately measure the quantities of beer and wine produced. They are also essential for quality control and optimizing resources. BCST offers reliable and high-quality flow meters widely exported to many countries worldwide, making them an excellent choice for customers looking to monitor their production process, ensure quality control, and optimize resources.

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