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A large brewer wanted to reduce their Anaerobic Digestion Effluent Plant steam demand. The site was using 10% of their steam on the preheating demands of the plant worth £215k/year of natural gas. The primary goal was to develop a solution to satisfy the effluent plant heating demand using alternative […]
Gas metering installations have configuration requirements that if not followed can lead to inaccuracies in reporting. With ever increasing utility costs, carbon taxes and resource scarcity the importance of utility metering is now greater than ever. However correctly metering utilities within a site is more complex that generally thought. Whether it […]
A recent published ESOS Phase 1 report from The department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed some fascinating insight Evidence from the report shows that many organisations delayed the start of their ESOS assessments until a time close to the compliance deadline. This may have been down to […]
Carbon Architecture’s Will Todd will delivering the keynote speech on: the challenges of renewable energy, including an overview of renewable and alternative energy generation technologies in the brewing industry. Wednesday 15th February 2018 12:00 Noon for 12:30pm Musk Engineering, Astron Business Park, Hearthcote Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DW The 2018 Annual […]
Phase 2 of ESOS has officially started – Audits can be completed now! According to a government report early submitters only paid half the amount compared to companies submitting on the deadline ESOS Participant Qualification As with phase 1, Organisations that are operating in the UK and meet the […]
Steam metering installations have specific installation requirements that if not followed can lead to inaccuracies in readings and poor reporting With ever increasing utility costs, carbon taxes and resource scarcity the importance of utility metering is now greater than ever. However correctly metering utilities within a manufacturing site is more […]
The Medium Combustion Plant Directive or MCPD (2015/2193) will pass into UK Law on the 19th of December 2017. It will apply to all operators and owners of combustion plant rated between 1 MW and 50 MW thermal input. For existing plant it doesn’t apply until 2024 (or 2029) depending on […]
Project Background In a dairy transfer losses can represent 30% to 60% of the total waste cost of the site. In this case, the total product loss to effluent was estimated at £2m per year or 2% based on site mass balance and corroborated with COD load. What we […]
A new book aimed at saving money in pubs and hotels has been published by the British Beer and Pub Association BBPA and Carbon Architecture Available from Amazon or email us The book ‘Pub and Hospitality – Energy Best Practice Guidelines’ is a hands-on series of practical fact sheets looking at all types […]
Will Todd shares his perspective on Carbon Tax changes
The challenge A large food evaporator & dryer operation wanted to better understand the performance of their spray dryer and the cost impact of operating at different settings, plus identify the sources and scale of opportunities to improve its energy and process losses. The primary goals were to understand the relationships between input levers […]
1. Industrial Bakery freezers Our client, an industrial bread bakery in West London was using 216 MWh per year on refrigeration for two of its freezers. We were able to significantly reduce the energy consumption on their 1.4 MW ammonia system which comprised two Grasso screw compressors and an Evapco […]
The UK government is currently consulting on proposals to reform business energy efficiency taxes. As part of its response to the consultation on behalf of its clients and associates, Carbon Architecture are keen to hear views about the current energy regime and the potential impact of reforms. The answers will be collated and a response provided to DECC on behalf of the respondent group.
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The challenge A large dairy processing operation wanted to identify the sources and scale of losses in product waste from its supply chain. We applied our ‘Process Insight Methodology’ at one of its sites to identify, map and significantly reduce the waste levels across the process and packing operations. […]
The old expression “waste not want not” has even greater relevance today. The UK food & drink manufacturing industry accounts for….. Don’t waste the opportunity; implement business improvement through product waste management. The bottom line really will benefit.
In 1989 Volac acquired the milk processing site at Felinfach, West Wales. Today, Felinfach produces milk based products for the feed and food markets. The challenge Volac use large oil fired boilers to meet process steam and heating requirements. With ageing plant and a fuel bill of £5M per annum, […]
The function of a steam boiler is to reliably deliver dry saturated steam at the desired quantity and pressure, not a mixture of steam and water.
Coming in our next installments will be a guide to steam systems design
A high temperature hot water heat pump is a mechanism for the recovery of waste heat from existing centralised site refrigeration systems to generate hot water which can subsequently be used to heat processes.
There are some fundamental thermodynamic rules which apply to refrigeration, which determine both the optimal design and efficiency of all refrigeration systems.