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Petainer Keg Program FAQ

 

DO PETAINER KEGS FIT MY STANDARD TAPPING EQUIPMENT?

Yes, the petainerKeg™ can be tapped to standard coupling systems (Sankey A, S and D Type), no conversion and additional investment is necessary.

CAN PETAINER KEG BE FILLED ON MY EXISTING FILLING LINE?

Yes, for filling on steel keg lines Petainer offers two options a.) the petainerKeg™ USD version, or b.) the adapter keg. For both options the racker needs to be equipped with a one-way-keg filling operation mode and format parts – please contact your machine supplier for further details.
Nevertheless the most economical option is using the petainerKeg Classic version with a dedicated one-way-keg filler.

CAN PETAINER KEG BE USED AND FILLED IMMEDIATELY?

Yes, petainerKeg™ are delivered ready-to-use, i.e. no cleaning or rinsing required.

ARE PETAINER KEGS RECYCLABLE?

Yes, petainerKeg™ is fully and easily recyclable in a standard plastic recycling stream.

ARE PETAINER KEGS AVAILABLE ON SHORT NOTICE?

Yes, petainerKeg™ are available from stock. Fast reactions to cover peaks or unforeseen demands are feasible.

CAN PETAINER KEG BE USED IN HOT AREAS?

Yes, the specified and continuously tested burst pressure of the keg is 7bar. The CO2 content should not exceed 5.5 g/l. Nevertheless in the interest of the beer quality we recommend to monitor all Kegs throughout the supply chain.

ARE PETAINER KEGS SAFE?

The petainerKeg™ is equipped with a pressure release function which automatically depressurises the system at decoupling of the empty belly. The petainerKeg is also protected by an outer packaging, either carton or Polypropylene.

HOW CAN PETAINER KEGS INCREASE REVENUE?

The petainerKeg™ offers the possibility to increase export and explore new markets.
Due to the one-way concept it is a “sell & forget” opportunity.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF A PETAINER KEG BURSTING?

When filled, handled and transported correctly, petainerKegs are completely safe. For your security the following should be observed: Avoid sharp objects. Maintain the correct filling pressure (Max 3bar). Always handle with care. Burst pressure of a petainerKeg™ is 7bar.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A PETAINER KEG GETS HOT INSIDE A CARGO CONTAINER?

Like any pressurised container, petainerKegs are completely safe when transported, within the correct temperature guidelines. petainerKeg™ should be stored at 20 – 22°C, although higher temperatures (up to 30°C) can be tolerated for short periods, of up to one week. Temperature tests of up to 50°C have been undertaken. Results indicate that the Petainer still performs within specification, but the effect on product is questionable.

CAN I MANUALLY FILL A ‘CLASSIC’ PETAINER KEG?

Yes, according to the available handling instructions. G3 also offers a turn-key mobile kegging line that comes directly to customers’ locations to fill on site and is applicable for wine, beer, cider, water, coffee, or other beverages. As the first mobile kegging line in the United States, it can fill up to 60 kegs per hour. The KHS PetBoy dual-head filler ensures the best product and filling results, with the ability to fill 20L and 30L Classic kegs.

IS A BLOWN KEG DELIVERED STERILE AND PRESSURIZED WITH CO2?

Blown petainerKegs are delivered clean and micro-biologically sterile. Kegs are now delivered pre-purged with Food Grade N2 at 10 PSI.

CAN I FILL A PETAINER KEG ON MY CURRENT KEG LINE?

20L and 30L keg formats have been designed for use on some existing, suitably modified metal keg filling lines.

WILL PET TAINT/AFFECT THE FLAVOR OF MY PRODUCT?

No. PET is the ideal solution for your beverages and is trusted by many breweries to preserve 100% of product flavor. PET is totally inert, and will not influence or taint your products in any way. Scientific research confirms this: Independent 2000 International Life Sciences Institute report on packaging materials.

DO PETAINER KEGS PROTECT THE QUALITY OF MY PRODUCT?

Use of ‘barrier technologies‘ to prevent oxygen ingress and maintain product quality is just one of the reasons we are the system of choice for breweries in many countries:
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PET slows the egress of CO2, and a pigment protects against harmful UV light. Recent findings indicate that our PET blend not only prevents the ingress of Oxygen, but actively reduces dissolved oxygen, if present, in product.

HOW ROBUST IS THE ‘CARDBOARD’ CARTON IN TRANSPORT?

Our cartons support your products throughout their lifecycle if kept dry, and are handled with reasonable care.
Although not load bearing (like the polypropylene sleeves used on our 20L and 30lL USD formats), All Petainer packaging uses less space, and can be 100% recycled at source (where facilities allow).

CAN A BAR’S BEER LINE BE CLEANED WHILE DISPENSING FROM A PETAINER?

Yes, please direct your team to the following...

TO DISCONNECT:

  1. Position the keg in an upright position.
  2. Wrap a cloth around the fitting and dispensing head.
  3. Pull the dispensing head handle upward.
  4. Turn the dispensing head counter-clockwise and gently remove it from the keg, releasing pressure through the automatic pressure relief valve.
  5. Keep the keg upright and cover the ‘open’ fitting.

RECONNECT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE:

  1. Push the dispensing head into the ‘open’ fitting.
  2. Hold the fitting with one hand, and with the other, turn the dispensing head clockwise until it stops.
  3. Keep hold of the dispensing head, release the keg and push down the dispensing head handle. The keg is ready to dispense.

ARE ALL THE MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS COMPLETELY RECYCLABLE?

Yes 100%. petainerKegs, packaging and fittings are amongst the greenest of contemporary packaging and can be fully recycled (where facilities allow).

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER MORE THAN 80 KEGS?

For order quantities greater than 80 kegs (1 pallet), please contact G3 Customer Service at G3.Order@G3Enterprises.com or toll free at 1-855-G3-ORDER or 1-855-436-7337.

HOW DOES THE PETAINER NPR VALVE WORK?

Kegs available on the G3 Online Store feature Non-Auto Pressure Release fittings (NPR) fittings and recyclable depressurizing tools. The NPR valve allows kegs to be tapped and untapped multiple times for easier use. Kegs come equipped with a venting tool, that is slid over the neck of the keg after it is filled. The venting tool should ONLY BE USED AFTER KEG HAS BEEN EMPTIED. Once the keg is emptied the tool can be fitted into the valve, the valve will “open” and the keg can be crushed and disposed of.

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WHAT SALES REGIONS DOES G3 ENTERPRISES COVER?

G3 Enterprises, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Petainer products in the following thirteen (13) states of the Western U.S.: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, MO, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY.

Petainer products described on this Site are not available for direct purchase in the following states: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV. Anyone from the aforementioned states interested in purchasing a Petainer product should contact ProStar Distributing, as detailed below. For more information, please contact G3 Customer Service at G3.Order@G3Enterprises.com or toll free at 1-855-G3-ORDER (or 1-855-436-7337).

ProStar Distributing
Phone: 1-844-553-7013
Email: kathy@prostar-distributing.com
Website: www.prostar-distributing.com