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The new Yards' building layout was designed
to accommodate the dry and wet process
areas and cold storage warehousing.

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The building layout was used to its fullest extent to accommodate
both the dry and wet process areas and cold storage warehousing
found in a modern brewery. A new mill room, control room and mechanical and electrical support rooms were constructed. In addition,
the building structure itself was modified. For example, grain feed
and spent grain conveyors that span the roof required precise placement of supports in the light industrial building. Utility service pipe
bridges required reinforcement of the building structure. After the
slab on grade was reinforced to support the equipment and sloped
to allow wet area drainage, the floor was coated with a specialty
topping typical for breweries. The entire process area was redesigned
to maintain cleanliness.
The fully automated and integrated brewery and bottling,
canning and kegging lines are anticipated to be commissioned by
February and start commercial production in March 2018, including
all of the relocated equipment. The 100,000-barrel facility will more
than double the existing facility capacity and is designed for future
expansion as well. The brewery utilizes internationally proclaimed
Ziemann Holvrieka and Alfa Laval-designed and furnished stainless
steel process systems.

the high bay. It had to be carefully skated in place between process
and utility piping."
Yards, Ziemann Holvrieka, Alfa Laval, TN Ward and TN Ward subcontractors pre-planned every step of the equipment delivery and
installation so that equipment arrived from port and was set that
day. Thousands of feet of stainless steel pipe and fittings and miles
of power and control wiring interconnect the brewing equipment
and the brewery with the packaging lines. Specialty stainless steel
pipe welding techniques to produce a food-grade material distribution system were needed. "Many of the field welds were in tight
spaces and were intricate in nature," Marks says. "All of the welds
were inspected visually by Ziemann Holvrieka, Alfa Laval and
Roberts, and were tested by a third party firm. The quality of welds
required and provided demonstrates the skill of the tradesmen we
have in Philadelphia."
Conversion of the documented control schemes from a European
format to a US format was required. "Cooperation and communication between the electricians and the equipment supplier representatives was essential for installing the systems in an efficient
manner," Marks adds.
TN Ward subcontractors routinely suggested cost effective and
time saving construction means and methods. "We appreciate the
value our subcontractors added to the team," Marks says. "Philadelphia's Brewery was built in Philadelphia by tradesman from
Philadelphia, making this a true 'Brew Unto Others' success story."

Overcoming Challenges
Installation of the equipment presented additional challenges to
Yards and TN Ward.
"Given the orientation of the building relative to street access,
limited laydown areas, ongoing construction of the tasting room,
configuration of the equipment inside the building and size and
weight of the equipment, the only practical way to rig the equipment was through a new full bay roof hatch," Marks explains. "The
largest piece weighs almost 100,000 pounds and is nearly as tall as

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