Bakery equipment manufacturer MIWE has launched an energy recovery system designed to help bakers reduce their energy costs. The new system claims to recover around 25% of the energy used in baking in the form of hot water, which can be used for washing or other purposes.
The MIWE eco: nova system will be supplied and supported in the UK by European Process Plant (EPP). Stewart Morris, EPP director, says: "Energy costs continue to soar and MIWE has responded to this by designing a highly effective heat recovery system specifically designed to operate at its optimum in the conditions found in bakeries."
Although modern baking ovens are energy efficient, considerable amounts of energy are lost through the chimneys. The new system works by handling oven flue gas and steam separately, which means that the energy contained in the steam - which is higher than that of the flue gas - can be fully exploited and generate maximum savings.
The flue gas is fed through a neutralisation unit in the unit, which extracts the poisonous sulphur dioxide. This is a major environmental benefit which enhances green credentials.
In most cases, the typical savings in one day can be about 600kWh. This, however, is dependent on how much energy was consumed during baking and varies from product to product.
Morris says the new system is best suited to bakers with more than four ovens and a gross burner capacity of at least 320kW.
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