Energy savings leads to Turkish dairy company expansion

By Jim Cornall

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The Alfa Laval LKH centrifugal pumps increase process productivity. Pic: Alfa Laval
The Alfa Laval LKH centrifugal pumps increase process productivity. Pic: Alfa Laval

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Turkish milk and dairy products manufacturer Yörükoğlu Süt is looking to expand due to energy savings generated from new pumps.

Collaboration between Yörükoğlu Süt, Alfa Laval, and Tetra Pak, along with the successful results from the LKH pumps, has led to discussions about expanding the dairy’s Antalya plant with an adjacent 26,000 square-metre production facility.

The Turkish company said it relies on process optimization to deliver measurable sustainability gains that help boost their bottom line.

After experiencing issues with pumps, a visit by Alfa Laval to the Antalya processing plant, which has a production capacity of 600 tons per day, evolved into a long-term partnership to bring increased running time, reduced costs, higher energy savings, and an enhanced sustainability profile to the milk-processing plant.

Using Joules, the online Alfa Laval sustainability tool to compare fluid handling equipment and verify savings on water, energy and cleaning media, the representatives recommended replacing the existing pumps with Alfa Laval LKH pumps to achieve reductions in water and energy consumption, as well as reduced emissions.

LKH pumps deliver greater energy efficiency than similar premium centrifugal pumps and are at least 30% more energy efficient than similar midrange pumps.

“Fast delivery time ensured that we could optimize pump operations quickly and begin to realize savings,”​ said Burak Aksoy, factory manager at Yörükoğlu Süt.

“We are pleased with the continuous operation and energy savings achieved with the LKH pumps.”

The broader scope of supply provided greater energy savings from Alfa Laval agitators and pumps, more water savings from Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof valves and agitators, and a smaller footprint due to the compact equipment size and efficiency.

Yörükoğlu Süt said it is now working with Alfa Laval to supply all processing components to the new Antalya plant, and plans to order additional Alfa Laval pumps.

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