Process Engineering

The buzz words are "bio" and intelligent process control. More articles to follow on water treatment technology, process control, dynamic process simulation, eco-packaging, aquaponics and beer brewing!

Cherry Pie Brewery takes third place in Raspberry Pi Jam

On 16 September 2017, I took the "Cherry Pie Brewery" to the first Raspberry Pi Jam in South Africa. It was wonderful to see the how the community has embraced this technology. Some of the stand out projects was a self-driving remote control car and an automated home automation system.

The Cherry Pie scored a third place at the end of the event. I thank Entelect and RS Components for the superb organisation.



Watch this space in early 2017, when the next generation of process flow digram CAD software will be launched, with PFD.IO.

This tool will be for FREE!


Cherry Pie Brewery: Introduction

According to The History Channel (2014), the technological, social, and economical development of the society is linked to mankind's desire to brew more beer. The beer brewing process dates back thousands of years and every culture has their own refined version. In simplified terms, beer is produced from four main ingredients: barley (primarily), hops, yeast and water; water is the liquid medium. Sugar is extracted from the barley and hops adds to the bitter taste. Yeast is added to this mixture and left to ferment at a suitable temperature.