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Birds Eye take a fresh approach

When Clarence Birdseye first noted the beneficial effects of quick freezing back in the 1910s, it would have been impossible to envisage the enormous impact he would have on our ability to access fresh food all year round.

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Back in 1952 a complete Birds Eye frozen foods production unit was set up in Lowestoft. Today there are four factories, producing 120,000 tons of premium branded frozen products that it is estimated are enjoyed by 4.2 million people in the UK on an average day.


Recently the services of the Grundfos Energy team were called upon to investigate 3 pumps that were causing process issues due to high running and maintenance costs. Following on-site investigations, Grundfos provided an energy check report that enabled the customer to make an informed decision about replacing the pumps. Selected replacements were members of the high efficiency Grundfos CRiE family that will deliver savings of 107,835kWh/yr. which equates to £9,705 saving.


So impressed were the estates staff with these results, that they requested a further Grundfos pump audit on some old pumps that they had no duty or running data for. This audit clearly demonstrated the benefits of replacement, as it showed system to be 82% inefficient. By upgrading to a Grundfos Hydro MPC-E booster they now save £12,262 per year, plus benefit from improved performance and a stable system. With an ROI of only 1.52 years, this clearly demonstrates that fresh thinking on pump solutions can yield energy and financial dividends.

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