Hot Water Generation Fueled by Natural Gas to Boost Energy Savings

Customer:

Unilever Thai Holdings Limited
Ice Cream Plant

LOCATION:

Lardkrabang Industrial Estate
Bangkok, Thailand

BACKGROUND:

Unilever was interested in replacing their outdated steam and heat exchanger system to optimize the production process in their ice cream plant. Armstrong International’s local representative, Alpha Group, recommended installing a complete hot water system to replace the existing system.

Scope of Work:

Armstrong supplied an Armstrong Flo-Direct® Complete Thermal Exchange (CTE) water heating package to produce hot water at 185°F (85°C) with a VFD unit to pump the heated water into process. An Armstrong MegaMix E50W control valve mixed hot and cold water, and supplies water at 140°F (60°C) for washdown process.

Benefits:

By using a direct-gas fired water heater, Unilever has calculated fuel savings of more than 30% when compared with the old system. Armstrong’s Flo-Direct® has also helped Unilever to reduced their carbon footprint by decreasing CO2 emissions by 612 tons per year. In addition, Unilever enjoyed a return on investment within 14 months of installation.

Region: 
~ Asia
Industry: 
Food & Beverage
Solution type: 
Hot Water Generation
Customer: 
Unilever Thai Holdings