Features, Industrial and Machinery

Atlas Copco Rental ensures power continuity for leading global yeast manufacturer

We all know just how critical uptime is for any industrial-scale production facility, but when your entire operations gravitate around the health and survival of living organisms it can be a matter of life and death. Literally!

Whilst executing one of their major energy efficiency investment projects, a leading producer of yeasts for the baking industry, called on Atlas Copco Rental, the most trusted provider of agile industrial solutions as a partner to ensure smoothless operations during the installation of their new blowers in the core department of fermentation.

Fermentation is the process to feed the strains and grow yeast. And Atlas Copco are pleased to report that it’s temporary power package not only kept their fermentation process running – ensuring happy microorganisms, it also did run so efficiently and reliably – ensuring a very happy customer!

Boosting innovation

With 52 production plants in 32 countries run by 7,000 employees, our customer is a global market leading producer of yeasts and other ingredients for the bakery industry.  When they planned the introduction of a new technology of turboblowers to improve their energy use, the engineering department was looking for a medium-voltage electrical substation to power their facility – one of their largest yeast production plants – eliminating any potential risk of interruption in the energy supply. And that’s when their local team gave a call to Atlas Copco Rental.

Heart and soul of the business

It’s no exaggeration to state that the fermentation process represents the heart and soul of our customer. This is where different strains of the company’s microscopic sugar-eating fungi grow: a constant and reliable supply of power is critical to ensure the right temperature and oxygen for the strains to live and reproduce themselves.

Total solution

To keep the fermentation as well as the plant’s large-scale refrigeration unit online throughout the installation, Atlas Copco designed a package comprising separate power modules – 1 for each system – as well as its intelligent power management system to ensure built-in redundancy and seamless synchronisation between both units. Atlas Copco also provided a third module to serve as a back-up to meet customer’s contingency plan requirement which was returned unused as the original power modules provided flawless performance.

Our customer was particularly impressed with the speed and efficiency with which the entire package was delivered, installed, and commissioned by our on-site technicians.

Want to find out how Atlas Copco can keep your business going – and growing – no matter what? Contact us today on 133 420 for more info about contingency planningemergency interventionspeak shaving, and the potential advantages of renting (part of) your base utilities capacity.

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