Prime Foods

Commercial - Prime Foods Project

Prime Foods is a family owned and operated business that specializes in the production, packaging, and distribution of high quality egg products. They more than doubled their capacity as part of a 4 million dollar expansion project. DVPE was invited to participate because of our firmís expertise in heat recovery system design. Previously the egg processing facility would clean their hard boiled eggs with hot water, cook them, then cool them for final peeling by running both boilers and chillers simultaneously. DVPE was able to help them find a more efficient way to provide simultaneous heating and cooling for their operations through the use of our dedicated heat recovery chiller design. As part of the expansions, the egg chiller operation was cascaded to provide a higher chilled water temperature differential so that chilled water equipment was able to maximize its efficiency. The rejected heat from the egg chilling operation is used to clean the eggs with hot water, provide dehumidification for the HVAC systems, and to provide hot water for cleaning processes. The project included a new cold storage facility and a lighting retrofit of their existing cold storage facility. The new lighting includes occupancy sensors for each light fixture so that only the occupied portions of the cold storage facility are light up, to provide additional energy savings.


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