Keeping Hops Fresh: How to Monitor Temperature Effectively

  • December 18, 2018
  • Kevin Blakeborough
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CalAmp Glycol Case Study

There are over 645,000 restaurants in the United States, and many utilize glycol chillers to control the temperature of their refrigerated storage systems. The chillers are often used to cool liquids quickly over a short period and help maintain the taste and quality of beverages and food. If these chilling systems malfunction or have a complete failure, it has a big impact on operations, which is why larger venues, such as sport stadiums, spend as much as $500,000 on these systems so they know when a problem occurs. However, most small to medium sized businesses cannot afford this large of an investment. Luckily, with advances in IoT technology, solutions are becoming readily available at a reasonable cost. Download the case study here.

For craft brewers, glycol chillers control the temperature during brewing, storage and draft systems. When the draft taps are removed from the storage tanks, it is especially important to manage the temperature for product quality. However, what happens when the equipment malfunctions? How can an establishment ensure that their products stay within optimal temperatures without having to make a large investment?

For one California-based craft brewery, their worst nightmare became a reality and they lost almost $90,000 as a result. After two glycol chiller failures, they reached out to Direct Communication Solutions (DCS), a CalAmp value-added reseller, to develop a temperature-monitoring solution that would help prevent chilling system failures from going undetected. DCS worked with the brewery to create a customized solution.

To learn more about DCS’ solution and how CalAmp enables the technology behind the application, read the full case study, Food Freshness: How to Monitor Temperature Effectively, which can be downloaded here.


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