New grants have been awarded to upgrade pumping and related equipment as part of the Federal Government’s Clean Technology investment program
Longwarry Food Park has received a grant of $495,558 to upgrade pumps, compressors and motors as part of a $991,116 program.
Longwarry Food Park will replace its existing milk powder separation process with a more energy efficient filtration system at its manufacturing site in Longwarry, Victoria. Additionally, it will replace three motors in the ammonia compressors as well as install a heat exchange process to use recovered heat for its cream cheese manufacturing process. The project is expected to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of the site by 9% and will result in savings of $246,000 in energy costs per year.
Simplot has received a grant of $212,333 to upgrade pumps, compressors and motors as part of a $637,000 program.
Simplot will install a new stand-alone Mycom 2520 bare shaft compressor to replace the existing inefficient compound compressor in the Mycom plant room. In addition it will install a new Mycom 200L VSD controlled screw compressor package to cater for higher methanol loads, and install a variable head pressure control (VHPC) logic system in the Mycom plant room.
The project is expected to reduce the site wide carbon emissions intensity by 31% and will result in savings of $96,000 in energy (electricity) costs per year and total cost savings of $106,656, per annum with the additional savings coming from reduced maintenance costs.