Pernod Ricard reduces energy use with hot water boiler
Winemakers Pernod Ricard are set to cut their natural gas bill by $21,000 a year thanks to a new hot-water boiler at the company's Auckland wine-bottling plant.
The $55,000 Northvale boiler is used to heat water for cleaning the equipment at the plant. It is almost 12% more efficient than the steam boiler it replaced, and it is expected to reduce the amount of natural gas the company uses by 479,000 kWh a year.
According to Andrew Waller, the company's process engineer, hot-water boilers are a good alternative to steam boilers for any business which needs hot water but does not need steam."They're a similar price to steam boilers but they're much more efficient, which helps cut your energy costs."