By Jordan Gelbart

Hoshizaki Lancer will introduce a new beer dispensing system to Australian sports stadiums that allows faster pours through the bottom of the glass.

The new technology is designed for stadiums and large events with the single server able to pour 4 servings simultaneously.

Hoshizaki Lancer’s managing director, Joe Thorp said the system allowed faster pours by dispensing the beer in through a non-return valve in the bottom of a drinking vessel, reducing pour time by about 84 percent with less wastage.

It also means staff do not have to know how to pour a beer and could fill more than one glass at a time.

“The new system is currently available overseas and is being redesigned to meet Australian conditions,” he said.

Hoshizaki Lancer have undertaken installation jobs with Parliament House in Canberra and the new Wembley Stadium in the UK while also tackling   Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, the MCG and Ethiad Stadium in Melbourne and SunCorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Keeping fans hydrated at events at Sydney are 396 beer taps. These comprise 42 Multifill four tap founts, each capable of filling a cup in six seconds, and 114 stations with two tap founts.

Behind the taps is an estimated nine kilometres of “python”, or insulated multi-line tubes, with each tube capable of taking a different variety of beer from cool rooms to taps.

Just filling the beer lines takes 49 standard 50 litre kegs – and that’s before a single cup is poured.

The busiest night at the stadium was opening night, when patrons consumed 1800 standard 50 litre kegs – 90,000 litres of beer.

Thorp said that as stadium design has progressed, so changes have to be made to the delivery systems.

ANZ Stadium was designed with 10 large cool rooms to make it easy to unload trucks directly to the cool rooms.

Keeping the beer cold are 10 highly efficient glycol chillers with a combined refrigeration of 287 Kw.

Hoshizaki Lancer is Adelaide-based and employs some 90 people with equipment being made at its Beverley Factory.


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