30% reduction in the volume of water used per tonne of product processed at two main product lines.
ABOUT SOFRIMAR KILMORE QUAY
Sofrimar was established in 1979 to harness the abundant supply of shellfish and whitefish landed at Kilmore Quay.
Sofrimar wanted an efficient and easy cleaning method where they at the same time could save both water and money.
Sofrimar used large quantitites of water every evening .
Installing a Centralised Cleaning system together with various improved cleaning techniques solved the cleaning challenges of Sofrimar.
Water flow rates were reduced from, on average 100L/min, to between 30 and 40L/min. Due to the positive feedback from cleaning staff, these flow rates have been reduced further to between 20 – 30L/min.
Improved efficiency of rinsing
Improved water sprays from the nozzles reduced misting throughout the site which improved the efficiency of the final rinse cleaning step
The payback on the investment was about 13 months and has resulted in significant
annual savings for Sofrimar on their water charges
Centralised Cleaning System
A centralised cleaning solution uses premixed detergents and chemicals pumped into each working station from a chemical pump station. The pump station is placed away from the production area. Minimises dayling handling of detergents and chemicals.