A Polymaster tank made from food grade polyethylene is helping Petaluma Winery capture recycled water from their processes efficiently.

Founded in 1976, Petaluma crafts ultra-premium wines by carefully selecting the best sites within a particular region suited to a chosen variety. Petaluma has unlocked the great potential of Riesling from the Hanlin Hill Vineyard in Clare, pioneered the Piccadilly Valley and Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills, and cemented the pedigree of the Evans Vineyard in Coonawarra, South Australia.

Land Energy’s design complete with internal stilling well, tundish overflows and ability to avoid capturing floating objects ensured a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for Petaluma. It was able to increase Petaluma’s efficiency and volume of recycled water captured by internally modifying the conical based Silomaster.

Cost-efficiencies were gained with more recycled water captured and less contaminated waste disposal.

Polymaster engineered, designed, manufactured and delivered a one-piece tank moulded from UV stabilised food-grade polyethylene and mounted to a fully galvanised support structure. For ease of repositioning, the support structure incorporates fork channels, which allow the silo to be moved with a forklift when empty.

“We have found working with Polymaster to be a positive experience. The quality of the products which we have used has been very high, and the willingness and technical capacity of the staff to tackle non-routine engineering modifications has given us confidence in the finished build,” said P. Baker from Land Energy.