Process Vacuum

Process vacuum systems can offer significant cost reduction opportunity even without equipment change. During a recent assessment at a dairy facility in the southern US, the vacuum system on a scraped surface evaporator was targeted for a reduction in steam use. Kinergetics provided the necessary vacuum testing equipment, conducted testing and worked with facility operations to make changes that reduced the cost of system operation by $25,000 per year. At the same time, load was removed from the cooling towers, freeing capacity to meet other needs.