“POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH A HIGH-EFFICIENCY ELECTRIC BOILER AND THE PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES”
The Fred B. Noe Distillery will produce several of the James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s well-known and award-winning brands, as well as future innovations.
The distillery is designed as an experimental distillery allowing novel changes in the distilling process to innovate new products. It is powered by renewable energy through a high-efficiency electric boiler and the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs), will also offer experiential learning through distillation sessions and seminars with Freddie Noe, hands-on activities in the blending lab, and a tasting bar to sample new and yet-to-be released innovations for select members of the trade.
- The building was designed as an experimental production facility while also considering the customer experience.
- BIM Modeling of all process equipment, piping, and valving for review by Beam’s HazOps team. This allowed the customer to see and understand the finished distillery before it was built.
- Process engineering and design for the fully functioning distillery, including high pressure steam boiler system and piping, process chilled water, whiskey product piping, valving and control coordination.
- Specialty exhaust, ventilation and make-up air design for fermentation, still tower, yeast production, mill room, and cistern rooms.
- Special hazard fire protection systems using FFF-AR foam for suppression of ethanol fueled fires. The design consisted of multiple hazard classifications, multiple zones and multiple deluge sprinkler systems.