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Turkey producer keeps water hot with Sofame Technologies

Project will recycle energy to heat water at Butterball's North Carolina plant


September 21, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

MONTREAL: Sofame Technologies Inc, a manufacturer of industrial hot water systems and heat recovery equipment, has received an order from Butterball, LLC, the US-based producer of turkey products, for the Sofame hybrid percomtherm unit for its Mount Olive plant in North Carolina. The equipment combines condensing recovery of waste heat from existing boilers with a new direct contact condensing burner to heat water.

“Butterball is using advanced environmental technology to collect real-time, enterprise-wide data, measure actual performance and recommend new solutions to reduce energy and water use, as well as carbon emissions,” said Steve Valesko, vice-president of engineering for Butterball. “The Sofame project touches all three of these areas.”

According to John Gocek, Sofame’s president and CEO, “Sofame is excited to offer its energy and cost saving solutions to Butterball. This important project will recycle energy to heat process water. It is a perfect example of how Sofame’s systems achieve cost savings, lower energy consumption and contribute to carbon footprint reduction.”