WBA Specialized Lectures - Siebel Institute of Technology

Materials of Construction

Planning to build? You better listen to this!


Corrosion, Construction, Stainless, Hardness, Passivation, Epoxy


This lecture primarily focus on the process related materials such as types and associated properties of stainless steel, how corrosion occurs, and the suitable options for various piping systems. Also, a brief review of different materials available when building and "dressing up" a brewery; selecting the wrong material for a specific application can have serious negative consequences on both the equipment life and the beer quality.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the type of materials used in brewing vessels
  • Describe common stainless steel types
  • Explain the different types of corrosion
  • Describe the materials used for brewery piping systems
  • Describe the various other materials used in brewery construction

Lecture developed by

Matt Harris

Matt is a highly solutions focused and action oriented manufacturing leader with an Engineering (Chemical) background and over 5 years´ experience in a number of production and project leadership roles. He led the design and delivery of AU$39M of capital works, led a team of operators to sustained high performance including over AU$700K in functional and waste savings, as well as helping grow the business of a new craft brewery. Matt excels in: developing improvement strategies and implementation plans, production scheduling and process change management, leading and facilitating structured problem solving, building capability through coaching and developing team members and leading multi-disciplinary capital project teams (including contract negotiation & budget control).

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45 minutes

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45 minutes

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