How to Properly Pack, Load, and Unload Brewing Equipment
With the growing popularity of craft beer, the demand for brewing equipment continues to rise. Many foreign customers, especially brewers and beer enthusiasts, choose to purchase beer brewing equipment from China after conducting thorough research. While these customers have sufficient knowledge about using the brewing equipment to produce craft beer, they may not be familiar with the correct procedures for loading and unloading the equipment upon delivery. Improper handling during this process can result in damage or scratches. In this article, we will provide guidelines for safely loading and unloading brewing equipment based on different scenarios.
How to Load and Unload Brewing Equipment in Different Containers
Prior to loading the equipment, it should be properly packed. The surface of the tank needs to be covered with one or several layers of film. The tank should be supported by U-shaped steel with wheels at the bottom to facilitate movement. Additionally, it should be packed in plywood boxes for protection. The packaging requirements will differ based on the size of the containers.
20GP (20ft Universal)
The 20GP container is commonly used for transportation. It has internal dimensions of 5950 x 2340 x 2370 mm, providing a relatively small internal space. This type of container is often utilized by small breweries. For equipment with a capacity of 500L and below, it can be transported in an upright position, supported by U-shaped steel and secured with ropes and anchor bolts. This arrangement optimizes container space utilization and reduces freight costs for customers. Larger equipment with a capacity of 1000L and above should be transported lying flat, supported by U-shaped steel. The support frame is equipped with bottom wheels, making it convenient to move the tank.
40GP (40ft Universal) and 40HC (40ft High Cube)
The 40GP and 40HC containers are universal containers used for transporting brewing equipment. The internal dimensions of the 40GP container are 11950 x 2340 x 2370 mm, while those of the 40HC container are 11950 x 2340 x 2680mm. The interior space of these containers is suitable for small breweries or turnkey projects. The 40HC container offers more interior space compared to the 40GP container. However, the transportation costs for both containers are similar. Therefore, the 40HC container is more popular for transporting small brewing equipment.
For brewing equipment with a capacity of 1000L and below loaded in a 40HC container, they can be directly unloaded without any adjustment or assembly after passing the arrival inspection. For brewing equipment with a capacity of 1500L and above, they cannot be directly loaded into a 40HC container. Instead, they need to be disassembled and packaged separately for transportation. Upon receipt, the equipment should be unloaded and reassembled after inspection.
In conclusion, brewing equipment has stringent quality requirements, and the loading and unloading process plays a vital role in the overall delivery process. Proper loading and unloading procedures are necessary to ensure the optimal use of the equipment. If you are a beer enthusiast planning to buy brewing equipment, we hope this information proves helpful!