Thin area Heineken takes all the required precautions to minimise risks caused by careless use. The wall of the kegs, for instance, contains a thin area at one point which is invisible to the naked eye. The average pressure insi de a keg is 2-5 bar. If the pressure increases to 10 bar for whatever reason, then that thin part of the wall will rupture and allow the pressure to escape. The safety of the carbon dioxide gas cylinder is guaranteed by the redu cing valve. If that valve does not work, a safety blow-off valve is triggered. And, if that safety feature also fails to operate properly, a fracture in the line between the cylinder and the keg will indicate that something is wrong. Lastly: a dispenser installation works using electricity. The specialist fitter will always ensure that an earth ed connection is used, because the cooling system contains water. And water and electricity together form a lethal combination. Hans Schutt stresses that the on premise pro prietor should call in professional help if modifications have to be made, or to use his words: "When con necting up a new keg, follow the inst ructions to the letter. If a problem occurs: let the expert solve it and never try to repair faults yourself. If you have even the slightest doubt about the functioning of the dispenser installation: don't take risks, get on the phone!" The correct way of securing a carbon dioxide cylinder: chain it to the wall. HEINE

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World of Heineken | 1994 | | pagina 5