One of Europe's leading food companies, Moy Park has installed two additional Babcock Wanson TPC1000B Thermal Fluid Heaters into its Craigavon, Co. Armagh site as part of a site expansion programme.
Thermal Fluid Heaters for the Food Industry
Moy Park specialises in fresh, high quality locally farmed poultry and complementary convenience food products. As part of its plans to increase processing capacity at the Craigavon site, the company has installed a new and very substantial capacity Spiral Oven. The TPC1000B Thermal Fluid Heaters, each rated at 1163kW output, provide heat for the new oven.
Babcock Wanson helped in the design of the heating system with Moy Park to allow for maximum flexibility. The system can be easily adapted for use with three of the existing thermal fluid heaters on the site, which currently feed existing ovens. This coupling of the systems is planned to provide an increased level of flexibility and best operational standby capacity. With a site that operates around the clock, this latter aspect is essential for the highest possible production security. For the same reason, Babcock Wanson had to complete the heater installation and integration into Moy Park’s production system to a tight schedule, with downtime for the start up of the new systems kept to an absolute minimum.
A Long Term Relationship
Babcock Wanson has enjoyed a long standing relationship with Moy Park stretching back more than 25 years. The TPC1000B Thermal Fluid Heaters – which now total nine at the site - are all in daily operation and have been in use as Moy Park’s prime equipment for high temperature process heating throughout that period. The heaters have proven to be extremely reliable for the company’s fryer and oven heating needs as well as being simple to operate.
A fully automatic coil type, multi-pass thermal fluid heater complete with integrated burner, control system and safety devices, the TPC1000B provides optimal distribution of the heat, high fluid velocity in the exchange tubes and continuous flow monitoring to ensure long fluid life and the highest level of safety.
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