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Through a simple increase in the targeted cool down temperature of finished products, the company succeeded in savings of 25% of it’s total water consumption with no additional costs occurring.

An example of savings associated to setting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is illustrated through this case from a meat processing company. Setting different condensing temperature, and different defrosting conditions for different seasons of the year (Summer setting, and winter setting), resulted in over 16% savings from the baseline chiller consumption.

The company used to pack the final products in cartoon boxes before delivery to the market. Those cartoon boxes were of single use, and next to the waste of resources they also couldn’t completely protect to products from damage, risking its rejection.
Introducing plastic boxes to replace the cartoon boxes, would conserve the product during transportation, and the plastic boxes could be re-used several times, decreasing the packaging cost.

A company operates a large ammonia refrigeration plant for production. In operating the refrigeration system, heat is generated which is unutilized as the temperature level is too low (35°C). As a solution an additionalcompression stage with a separate piston compressor shall be integrated directly into the refrigeration circuit to raise the waste heat to a higher and thus usable temperature level. The temperature can then be connected directly to the existing heating system. In doing so total efficiency gains can be achieved.

A frozen chicken production company, has a sister company for protein production at a nearby location. The waste generated from both companies especially the portion generated during the slaughtering process is rich in organic matter.
The purchase and installation of a modular biogas unit, shall treat the organic load generated from both companies, can generate ample quantity of energy as biogas. The unit is an eco-innovative unit including a technical container, fermenter, all sensors and biogas storage necessary for the operation of the plant and is delivered in prefabricated modular units.

Measurements of the boiler of a frozen chicken production company were conducted to benchmark its performance against the international norms. The boiler efficiency was found to be less than the benchmark value.
The company was recommended to mitigate the causes of the low efficiency through setting Standard Operating Parameters for the boiler operation, as well as adopting a specific maintenance program. This action increased the boiler efficiency, and saved on fuel usage.