Miura boilers cut fruit processor’s energy consumption in halfFebruary 6, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Titan Frozen Fruit is a premium frozen fruit company that is able to cost-effectively produce the highest quality and safest frozen strawberry products available. And it’s able to do this with the help of Miura boilers.
Titan Frozen Fruit began it’s mission to create a state-of-the-art facility in Santa Maria, Calif. — with the most innovative and efficient fruit processing technology — in October 2013. The goal was to take fruit processing to the next level, exceeding industry standards and the requirements of its global customers.
Building a new construction, non-residential facility in California also comes with strict energy and water regulations. With California facing its driest year on record, and state legislation demanding severe conservation measures, Titan Frozen Fruit needed a partner to provide the technically advanced equipment to keep production levels above par with the competition and to cut energy and utility costs, while simultaneously adhering to legislative and natural resource limitations.
A primary focus for Titan was to move away from the traditional 800Hp boilers used within the industry, to smaller, more efficient units, yet still produce higher quantities of its superior products. In order to maximize ROI, Titan Frozen Fruit chose to partner with Miura North America, who was able to offer the most comprehensive energy conservation approach with a full package of energy-saving products, including three LX-100 on-demand steam boilers, which produce steam in just five minutes and maintain an 85 per cent fuel-to-steam efficiency. In addition to the on-demand steam and energy-efficient boilers, Miura provided a complete water treatment and remote monitoring system to significantly increase the company’s conservation efforts.
The complete system from Miura as a part of the new construction helped Titan Frozen Fruit receive its Permit to Construct in less than two months, compared to the typical 180 days in Santa Barbara County.
“The county has very strict emissions controls for new construction, yet with Miura’s systems, we were able to construct, and begin production in less than eight months,” said Al Souza, director of operations for Titan Frozen Fruit.
“I came from the same type of facility — processing strawberries — where we used 800Hp boilers, and our energy bills were about $42,000 a month. With the Miura boilers, our monthly costs have been decreased by more than half,” said Souza.
Added Eric Duyck, vice-president of operations: “We predict to have our equipment paid off in five years, and the money we save on energy and utility costs will help us reach this goal sooner.”