Managing your dispense equipment

Britvic Guidelines for Postmix Temporary Site Closure

Please follow these instructions as part of a temporary closure of up to 8 weeks. This advice is based on British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) guidelines. It is important that you follow each step of the guide to uphold the quality of the product served to your guests. Cleaning the equipment at the start of the temporary shut down and again before reopening for business is a vital part of the process, in conjunction with maintaining your own personal hygiene. Prior to commencing any cleaning please ensure you have washed your hands correctly for a minimum of 20 seconds, as recommended by the current Government guidelines.

If you anticipate a closure in excess of 8 weeks Britvic will supply further supporting material on how you can restart your postmix equipment. We believe this will take an average of 90 minutes (after the cooler has built an ice bank) depending on the system set up (number of dispense points and products etc). Please follow the same shut down steps below (points 1-5) but ensure that the postmix cooler is switched OFF (point 1) at the power socket in this scenario.

5 Step Shut Down Process

Step 1

Leave mains power ON (less than 8 weeks shut down) but turn CO2 and the water supply OFF. Turn mains power OFF if anticipating in excess of 8 weeks shut down.

Step 2

Remove all dispense nozzles and diffusers, clean and dry thoroughly. Refer to hygiene poster/guide book for full detail

Step 3

Clean the valves, then refit all nozzles and diffusers. DO NOT leave in soak

Step 4

Flush all drip trays with clean water

Step 5

The system can be left in this clean state for up to 8 weeks. The dispense heads can be turned off in the normal way via key switch or the transformer.

6 Steps to Restarting the system

If less than 8 weeks shut down please follow these steps

Step 1

Remove and replace any Out of Date Bag in Box (BiB)

Step 2

Turn on CO2 and water. Turn power to the carbonator (or Cooler Carbonator) Off and then back On to reset.

Step 3

Remove and clean all nozzles and diffusers. Clean each valve before refitting the nozzles and diffusers

Step 4

Clean any connector before attaching to the new BiB in the usual way. Refer to hygiene poster/ guide book if necessary

Step 5

Dispense at least 3.5 litres of carbonated water, use the furthest head, if unsure dispense at least 1 litre from each head. If a dedicated button is not available, remove a BiB and use that flavour button to dispense the carbonated water

If still products are available (Robinsons, Lipton) repeat the above step for the still water

Step 6

Pour a finished drink, check the temperature (below 4.4 degrees C) and resume service. A temperature indicator is available in the Britvic Thirst Aid Kit

Dispense equipment guide

You can download the above guide as a PDF to print off or use offline.

Britvic Dipsense Shutdown Guide