Home > Brewing, CO2 > CO2 Consumption in a Brewery

CO2 Consumption in a Brewery

November 19, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

A barrel is 4.2 cubic feet. So at sea level and 70 deg. F a 5 barrel tank will have 21 cubic feet of gas in it when the gauge reads 0 psi. The volume of gas required to take that tank up to 14.7 (1 atmosphere) will be another 21 cubic feet.

In other words, the volume of gas used (assuming no waste) is 4.2 cubic feet per atmosphere of pressure. The math looks like this: number of barrels x 4.2 x atmospheres = total volume of system. Remember that when the gauge reads 0 at sea level the pressure is already at 1 atmosphere.

Source: Dan @ McDantim

Categories: Brewing, CO2
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: