Case Study

Newsome’s Chiller Solution Enhances Efficiency at Leading Food and Beverage Plant

Overview

Client: Leading Food and Beverage Plant

Industry: Food & Drink

Project Overview: Improving Production Efficiency, Reducing Carbon Emissions, and Enhancing Sustainability

A globally recognised leader in the food and beverage industry, our client has a long-standing presence at their plant in Cumbria, UK. Established in 1962, the plant focuses on the production of powdered and condensed milk products, sourced exclusively from local Cumbrian dairy farmers. Over the past 15 years, they have invested a substantial £70 million into the Cumbria site to introduce innovative products and upgrade its filling and packing hall.

Background

The Cumbria plant operates on an impressive scale, processing an average of 350,000 litres of milk daily, contributing to a remarkable annual total of 63 million litres. With such extensive production, efficient cooling solutions are critical to maintaining product quality and production timelines. In line with the client’s commitment to sustainability and operational excellence, the plant sought a solution to enhance production efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and curtail energy consumption in their process chilling applications.

Objectives

Newsome, a renowned specialist in industrial cooling, heating, and dehumidification solutions, stepped in to address the client’s requirements. With a history of delivering cutting-edge solutions tailored to a client’s needs, Newsome proposed a comprehensive approach that encompassed both interim and permanent measures to optimise the cooling process.

Solutions

Interim Rental and Turnkey Chiller Solution

Recognising the urgency of the situation, Newsome swiftly installed a highly efficient 350 kW chiller on a rental basis. This interim solution allowed operations to continue seamlessly while the more comprehensive permanent solution was being developed.

In parallel, Newsome’s team collaborated closely with the client’s engineers to design a turnkey chiller solution tailored to the plant’s specific needs. The permanent solution aimed to not only enhance production efficiency but also align with sustainability goals by reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy consumption.

Analysis

Benefits Achieved

Enhanced Production Efficiency: The interim rental chiller provided immediate relief to production processes, ensuring product quality and consistency were maintained without interruptions.

Sustainability: The turnkey chiller solution, currently in development, is strategically designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions and decrease energy consumption. This aligns perfectly with the client’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.

Operational Continuity: Production remained unaffected during the transition from the interim rental solution to the new permanent turnkey chiller solution, showcasing Newsome’s ability to seamlessly integrate solutions into ongoing operations.

Installation

Newsome completed the installation of an interim rental chiller. This temporary solution was deployed to ensure that the production processes continued smoothly without any interruptions, maintaining product quality and consistency. The team also worked in close collaboration with the client’s engineers to develop a bespoke turnkey chiller solution. This permanent installation, designed to enhance production efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and lower energy consumption, was meticulously planned to integrate seamlessly into the existing operations. The transition from the interim rental chiller to the permanent system was executed flawlessly, ensuring uninterrupted operational continuity and showcasing Newsome’s expertise in delivering tailored, high-performance cooling solutions.

Conclusion

Newsome’s collaboration with the Cumbria plant highlights the importance of strategic and flexible cooling solutions in maintaining production quality, efficiency, and sustainability in large-scale industrial operations. By providing both interim rental and permanent turnkey solutions, Newsome has demonstrated its commitment to understanding and meeting client needs while contributing to the larger goal of environmental responsibility. As the client continues to evolve and innovate, Newsome’s partnership remains a crucial element in ensuring operational excellence.