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IFS completes automation project for Logboat Brewing Company in Columbia, Missouri

IFS Automation Project - Logboat Brewery - Columbia, Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO – Integrated Facility Services (IFS) recently automated Logboat Brewing Company’s building control system to increase operational efficiency while safeguarding the system from harsh environmental factors. The project included the installation of custom built control panels featuring Reliable Controls, which allow real-time monitoring, regulating and adjustments of temperature, pressure and flow rates. IFS selected NEMA 4 panels for the enclosures as they are crucial for breweries, protecting against water, dust, and other contaminants that can damage equipment and cause electrical failures. The upgrade provides flexibility for changing production demands, facilitates energy management strategies, optimizes beer quality and reduces operational costs. 

Logboat can now monitor and adjust its brewing systems both onsite and remotely in real-time thanks to the new custom-built automation controls.  This ensures  maximum efficiency in the brewing process. The brewers can precisely control the water temperature used in the brewing process, which is critical to ensuring the high quality of Logboat’s signature beverage products. 

IFS also installed Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) to direct the water flow between the brewing house and the canning lines, which can be changed on demand whenever needed.  This enhancement will streamline operations and empower the brewery to meet growing consumer demands with agility and precision.

“The project team brought expertise and dedication to this project,” said Josh Rein, head of Brewery operations for Logboat Brewing Company. “Their commitment to excellence and out-of-the-box thinking have truly made a difference and been a valuable asset.”

About Integrated Facility Services (IFS)Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection, and building automation firm with over 250 professional and trade employees. Established in 1966, IFS delivers integrated mechanical engineering and construction, installation, service and planned maintenance, and energy conservation solutions to ensure occupant comfort, improve efficiency, and reduce operational costs. IFS is ranked among the top 100 HVAC contractors in the country by Contractor Magazine, is a Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by Engineering News-Record, and is the fifth largest mechanical contractor in the St. Louis region, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. IFS serves clients in Missouri and Illinois, with offices in St. Louis and Columbia, MO. For more information, call (636) 680-2100 or (573) 442-6100 and visit