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7 100 95 75 25 5 0 New Arla site laps up the attention On a 115-acre site on the outskirts of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, a new £150m Arla Foods site is setting new standards when it comes to dairy processing. Not only is the new dairy the largest fresh milk processing facility in Europe, it will also be one of the most environmentally efficient milk processing plants in the world. When it is fully operational the dairy will employ 700 people and will be capable of packaging up to 1.0 billion litres of milk annually. Such an important development demanded only the best and the volume of milk to be moved around the site and processed means pumps play a vital role. Recognising this, Grundfos Pumps has worked closely with N G Bailey - which provided all the M&E solutions - from the outset to supply the entire pump solution. BPMA News_Advert.Wilo_155x225mm_X3_2002_print 14 May 2013 15:21:45 The solution was delivered in two phases. The first phase saw the main services delivered in pre-fabricated modular sections that were built at NG Bailey’s prefabrication plant. These modules were then bolted together to form a 204m corridor at the site and contain all the process piped services, including a wide range of Grundfos pumps that supply the chilled water, low temperature hot water heating plus a range of other circuits and services. The second phase saw the delivery to the 90m by 60m energy centre of 14 heavy duty plant skids - complete with Grundfos pump solutions - which were also built offsite using innovative manufacturing techniques and 3D modelling. In total Grundfos supplied 90 pump solutions that included circulators, in-line centrifugal pumps, end suction multi-purpose pumps and a total of 7 energy efficient Grundfos Hydro MPC-E booster sets - so vital in this type of operation. Grundfos have worked with Arla Foods in the UK for many years and understands its exacting requirements and the importance of assisting to maintain a 24/7 operation under stringent hygiene conditions. For more information contact Grundfos Pumps Ltd, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire. Tel: 01525 850000 E-mail: grundfosuk@grundfos.com Web: www.grundfos.co.uk Cat Pumps slash energy and maintenance costs at food processing plant A Cat Pumps Model 6831high pressure pump is cutting energy and maintenance costs at a leading food processing plant in the UK. Supplied by AESPump Limited in June 2012, the triplex positive displacement plunger pump has replaced two aging and troublesome Pitot Tube pumps used for washing filter screens and supplying high pressure wash-down hoses. In its first year of operation, the Cat Pumps unit has reduced the energy costs from £45,200 per annum to just £13,300, and maintenance costs from £30,000 per annum to £2,800. Of equal note is that the payback period for this change-out was just 9.9 months. With annual running costs in the region of £75,200, the food company implemented a project to look into replacing these two pumps with a more reliable product. AESPump, who had been providing the processing plant with pump maintenance and improvement services was brought in for advice. They recommended that the Cat Pumps triplex pump would be the best solution being a true positive-displacement reciprocating pump as they offer excellent energy efficiency & consistent flow rate unaffected by discharge pressure. Cat Pumps and AESPump say that their customer has been delighted with the first year’s operation. For more information contact Cat Pumps (UK) Ltd, Church Crookham, Hants. Tel: 01252 622031 E-mail: sales@catpumps.co.uk Web: www.catpumps.co.uk E-mail: sales@wilo.co.uk


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