Objective: The owners of a dairy farm approached us to find a solution to their increasing cooling and heating demand and to find ways to bring down their energy usage
Solution: Upon visiting the 500 cow Dairy farm it was apparent they had plans for expansion and the current refrigeration and vat systems were not able to cope with the increased load, as well as the 1200L of Hot water required per day to wash the plant. A 5 step process was implemented:
1. We upgraded the vats to efficiently cool the increased milk load.
2. We upgraded the refrigeration plant to have an extra 30% capacity, thus future proofing the system.
3. We installed a full heat recovery hot water system which provides the hot water demand of 1200L per day up to 70c for free using the refrigeration plant (with top up elements to obtain the required 86c).
4. Further to these steps stages 4 and 5 were to be managed over the upcoming years in line with budget and site requirements.