After a few months of working on an energy analysis project at a client that operates in the food industry, our operative consultant noticed that a new, on-hand project might need some extra support. This opened some opportunities for the client, where the specified expertise of Greenfish might prove to have an added value. And so it happened.

The plant uses 3 incinerators to burn off its odorous exhaust gasses. These gasses are the result of a frying process, where oil is being heated to a high enough temperature so the food can be fried instantly. This creates quite a bit of gaseous pollutants. As a high temperature of heat (at least 650 degrees Celsius) is necessary to deodorize this flue gas, these incinerators also act as boilers to make high and medium pressure steam. Its use is not limited to the heating of the oil, it can also be used in other processes throughout the factory.

At around 25 years old, these incinerators are reaching the end of their serviceable life, and the client needs to renew them. This project will not only need to result in a more efficient way to burn the gasses, but also in an installation that is easier to maintain, lower emissions, and an increase in productivity. Of course, all of this needs to happen without altering the current status-quo with the government and neighborhood (city central location).

Greenfish comes into play in this cross-departmental approach, where a  360° view is necessary but attention to detail is paramount. It is in this “dual approach” that Greenfish finds its balance, taking into account environmental, technical, legislative, performance and safety requirements, among others. 

By putting together a document that forms the basis of all negotiations with all possible vendors, the client could focus on its running operations and still have all incinerator data analysed and processed. As it developed, all departments were able to have their say in the matter, so even the social aspects were taken into account. In the end, when changing the core installation of a factory, everyone is involved and will need to work on, or around, the new installation. Being able to inform each department and taking the time to ask for their input will result in grateful employees.

The next phase will be to select one of the offers, and Greenfish will continue to play a supportive role.