Programming of computer control system for a large brewery
The brewery was the Northern Clubs Federated Brewery in Newcastle, UK
Centralized computer control of the total brewing and cleaning in place (CIP)
The grains handling, the entire brewhouse, the maturation vessel plant, the
fermentation vessel plant, yeast handling and filtration plants were
The computer system used was a DEC PDP8/A with 48k memory and a large (>
256k) moving head disk.
Up to 5,000 input/output signals, a variety of analog and pulse control inputs
were multiplexed to control the brewery.
I designed the complete control strategy for the grains handling plant and
The applications programs were written in a high level interpretive language
structured in 1,500 qausi parallel overlayed segments.
I was involved for 14 months in this project.
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