The equipment that i will be using today includes a wort boiler in which is used to during the production of beer. Boiling is the most energy intensive operations in the brewery. Various wort boiling systems are in use which include direct-fire kettles, kettles with external jackets, kettles with external work boils and kettles with internal heating system. To speed up the heat process wort can be preheated using a plate and frame heat exchanger. Risk Assessment: Stage One: Task Description: The employee has to tighten the volets to ensure no leakage of oxygen and work during boil. The Employee also had to throw hops into boiling to extract the oils from the hops. Stage two: Identify the risk hazardsThe hops may be a heavy load in which the employee may hurt themselves lifting the pallets of hops. The employe may pull a muscles opening and closing the volets. The employee may trip and fall going up and down the stairs. The opening volets are in an awkward position for the employee to access. Stage Three: Identify the improvements to be put in place: Provide a stepping stool for the employe to access the opening volet. Provide rubber gloves to wear to ensure boiling wort does not splash and burn the employee. Always ensure that the volets are easy to open and close.Highlight the edges of the stairs to ensure that the employee can see the stairs and does not fall over. Existing Controls and SafeGuards: The existing controls in which are on the wort boiler include the looking . This is used to see the wort progression from the boiler without physically opening the opening volets. This ensure the employees will no be exposed to high heat  and burn themselves from the boiling wort. Safety Operating Procedures: When shutting this equipment down for cleaning and repair the following SOP are used: Turn off main power switch Keep main power on in boiler container, and heater on inside unit to keep unit warm and to prevent it from freezing.Close mainstream value overhead. Close main steam valve on the outside of the boiler container. Break first hammer union to make sure there is no steam in line. Remove ¾ of supply steam line from side of unit. Blow air into heater head on the side or steam   supply outlet until water quits running out of head. Remove hammer union from return side and blow air into the line to remove any water. Heater head is in the cellar. Remove bottom union from return line, then remove steam feed line from the top side and blow air into heater head until water quits running out of head. Cow tag lines as you remove them to ensure correct piping can be re-installed in the same place/ position.Heater head is on mud pit floor. Remove returns lines first then remove steam supply line, blow air into head until no water is running out of head. Disconnect hammer union on the outside of the boiler container and remove all water from the line. Connect airline to rig floor return line and blow air into pipe until all water is removed from return line all the way to boiler. Blow air into both lines to ensure lines are free of water for 5 to 15 minutes.

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