GF Piping Systems & Zonzo Estate Case Study
Winequip were pleased to work alongside GF Piping Systems in this install of COOL-FIT 2.0 and 4.0 piping at Zonzo Estate. Check out our case study below for more information on this installation.
After purchasing an empty warehouse close to the vineyard, the team at Zonzo Estate wanted to convert the space into a brand new winery. Cooling systems are a vital component of todays wineries, and Zonzo wanted to ensure that they had the best cooling system possible to keep the winery running smoothly. With the facility needing to be ready for the 2020 Vintage, Zonzo decided to choose COOL-FIT 4.0 for the cooling circuit & COOL-FIT 2.0 for comfort cooling and heating of the facility. This resulted in Winequip and GF Piping Systems collaborating in the installation and ensuring that the new facility was ready to go for the 2020 Vintage.
DESIGN AND INSTALLATION
Careful design choices were a large factor in this installation. Given the quick time frame, stringent technical requirements and the need to minimise the overall environmental footprint, the choices in what materials to use had to be right. Collaborating with the teams at Zonzo Estate and GF Piping Systems, Winequip General Manager Rob Gore was able to plan this complex installation, with maximising wine quality and making the facility easier to use the key focuses. This project included a total of 495 metres of piping, 30 connections to white wine tanks, 28 connections to red wine fermenters and 30 connections to fans, with these numbers highlighting the scope of the operation and making the project completion time all the more impressive. Pre-insulation of the piping & the build of the COOL-FIT range ensured that any hiccups along the way did not impact on the Vintage 2020 deadline, resulting in the installation being completed right in time for the harvest.
gf pipinG SYSTEMS background
GF Piping Systems are the leading experts in water, chemical and gas transportation. GF Piping Systems have more than 60,000 products for complete system solutions, including a full range of high quality piping, fittings, valves, actuators, flowmeters, heat exchangers and sensors. These units can be used in a wide variety of operations, showcasing the flexibility of the GF Piping Systems range. Winequip are proud to provide GF Piping Systems to industries across Australia due to the high quality design & high reliability of their products.
BENEFITS OF CHOOSING COOL-FIT PIPING
- Up to 65% lighter than metal piping, making them easier to transport & handle.
- 50% faster installation due to factory pre-insulation, eliminating the need for traditional insulation after the installation.
- Easy to clean thanks to corrosion and maintenance free components.
- Increased energy efficiency and reduced environmental footprint due to low thermal conductivity.
- These units are 100% reliable and 100% maintenance free, with no maintenance costs throughout the entire service life.