Improve milk quality while conserving energy.
Consider energy-efficient models when replacing some of your milking or milk storage equipment, or when purchasing new equipment.
The plate heat exchanger is a device used to transfer heat between two liquids that are at different temperatures, while avoiding direct contact between the liquids.
The variable-frequency drive vacuum pump is self-regulating. It maintains a constant vacuum to transport the milk to the receiver bowl, where the pump then transfers the milk to the bulk tank. The vacuum pump operates approximately four hours per day (two milkings per day).
In addition to saving energy, the variable-frequency drive vacuum pump reduces noise levels.
Certain rules apply to determine the capacity of the vacuum pump based on the number of milking units.
A variable-speed milk pump ensures a steady milk flow through the plate heat exchanger, which optimizes thermal exchange between the milk and the chilling water. The milk pump transfers the milk from the receiver bowl to the plate heat exchanger, and then to the milk tank. The milk pump operates approximately four hours per day (two milkings per day).
In addition to saving energy, the variable-speed milk pump improves milk quality—an important factor to consider when deciding to make the investment.
A milk cooler heat recovery system connected to the water tank is designed to recover some of the heat from the condensation circuit of the refrigeration system. By combining the plate heat exchanger with the tank, the milk is chilled in two steps.
Energy savings on water heating with recovery of up to 30% of the energy generated by the condensing unit.