CASE STUDY / SALUMIFICIO FURLOTTI & COMPANY

Food & Beverage

We have built up specific expertise to ensure maximum efficiency in applications in the Food & Beverage industry that require valuable heat carriers, such as saturated steam, superheated water or glycol water at sub-zero temperatures, for their production process.

COMBINED PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY AND STEAM

Cogeneration to meet growing energy demands and production increases

Food factories require reliable and economical energy to support energy needs. In its production process of high quality sausages, Furlotti & Co. uses steam for its cooking ovens and electricity to power its machinery. The company was looking for a solution to meet the growing energy demands resulting from plant expansions and subsequent increases in production. At the plant in the province of Parma, we installed a Capstone C600 Signature microturbine. The combined production of electricity and steam acts as the main source of energy supply for the plant and is supplemented by auxiliary boilers to produce the necessary steam during peaks in steam demand that exceed the co-generator’s production capacity. This plant is the first one installed for a consortium of Parma Ham producers.