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Food manufacturer achieves savings by upgrading pumps

By improving or replacing just ten pumps, a leading food manufacturer saved over AUD 47,549.45 per year.

Grundfos performed an Energy Check Advanced on the pump installations of one of the world’s leading food manufacturers and established that even with minor improvements there would be considerable savings.

After inspection of ten pumps, it was found that by investing in more energy-efficient pumps and performing other small improvements there was a potential for savings of AUD 48,281.44 annually. The savings were owed to a reduction in energy usage by 448,207 kWh per year.

The initial outlay for the equipment and improvements was AUD 217,842.10 When the savings were factored in, the payback time for the optimisation was 3.59 years – with the potential for considerable savings well into the future.

CASE | FOOD MANUFACTURING

Existing pump Quantity Flow (m³/h) Head (m) Operation hours/yr Potential savings (kWh/yr) Grundfos replacement
Pumps 1&2 2 270.00 40.00 4380 58,692 NB 100-200/192 + CUE 45kW
Pumps 3&4 2 104.00 16.00 4380 46,515 NBE 80-250/247
Pumps 5&6 2 93.00 11.70 4380 32,412 TPE 100-170/4
Pumps 7&8 2 1,170.00 19.60 4380 276,816 NB 250-350/370 + CUE 90kW
Pumps 9&10 2 154.00 30.00 4380 33,771 NBE 80-200/171

 

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