New build for Weihenstephan Bavarian State Brewery
Since the beginning of 2019, trucks bearing the unmistakable Weihenstephan logo and their loads have been rolling into the Clemensänger industrial park in Freising. From four ramps for container loading and unloading and three forklift loading lanes, the beer's journey begins – taking it to over 50 countries. The largest customers are the USA, Italy, and Israel.
The new logistics center became necessary because the space available at Weihenstephaner Berg was ultimately no longer sufficient. The beer will, of course, continue to be brewed there, but will then be transported by shuttle trucks on pallets to the logistics center on the southern outskirts of the city. There it will be readied for domestic and international transport.
Full contract for a new building in Freising
Mai 2018 - Mai 2019
115,173 square feet of covered space
Fire alarm system with 158 detectors and 13 aspirating smoke
detection systems (ASD)
Video surveillance system with 27 outdoor cameras
296 KNX participants
218 yards busbars
5.2 miles outdoor cables
25 miles cables
11 miles network cabling
3.4 miles fiber optic cables
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Comprehensive electrical installations
Naturally, smooth and advanced logistics also places high demands on electrical installations. The Bachner employees in Mainburg had their hands full with the entire order over a whole year. "We carried out all the electrical installations: From the medium voltage switchgear, including the transformer, to the control of the approximately 300 KNX participants across the entire site," explains department head Florian Maiwald at the entrance to the huge premises. "5.3 miles of cable were laid in the outdoor area alone."
Focus on safety
When walking around the hall complex, numerous surveillance cameras immediately catch the viewer's eye. On the one hand, the busy operation (located in "Green Meadow") makes this necessary, on the other hand, the site wants to be protected from unauthorized entry at all times. Entry to the storage areas themselves is only possible via an access control system.
While the administration area is equipped with conventional fire detectors, aspirating smoke detection systems are used in the hall areas. Here, air is continuously sucked in from the monitored area via a pipe system and examined for smoke particles. This offers excellent monitoring of the 13.7 yard high hall. Another safety measure is the uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Should the power grid fail, this will come into effect. "In addition to ensuring that the IT keeps working, the UPS system also ensures that the gates open. This allows firefighters and rescue vehicles to reach the appropriate locations in an emergency," clarifies construction and project manager Mario Pejic.
Accompanied by light
As they make their way through the huge warehouses, the lighting precedes pedestrians or forklifts. A lighting concept was developed to make the LED lighting even more efficient. "Ultimately, it should only be bright where there are actually people," Mario Pejic explains in simple terms. "Presence detectors installed in the halls are networked with the lights by means of DALI control. This means that only a partial area is illuminated at a time – uninhabited areas remain dark. This saves energy."
On average, six Bachner employees were on site to carry out the installation work over the project period. "The team really did a great job," says department head Florian Maiwald.
Electrical engineer Mile Kuljanac at one of the 6 electrical bases with sub-distribution for electrical, lighting, security lighting, and ASD monitoring.
The ready installed transformer that converts medium voltage to low voltage.
Not just visually clean work: Risers were attached vertically to the wall over the entire hall height of 13.6 yards.
The power from the grid reaches the transformer via the medium voltage switchgear.
A fraction of the total 630 LED lights in the warehouse
The Weihenstephan logistics center at dusk
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