Alfa Laval partners with Sycamore Process Engineering to deliver sustainable process solutions in the UK dairy market
The partnership aims to utilize the combined knowledge of both companies to support process solutions that are more cost effective and greener, helping customers achieve their sustainability goals. Sycamore Process Engineering’s solutions will now be more accessible to dairy, food, and beverage companies, while remaining flexible to the unique needs of each individual customers requirements.
The affiliation is the latest development in a series of collaborations between the two companies, with the integration of a Clean-in-Place system at dairies across the UK among the most recent developments. The companies said the system resulted in reductions in cleaning time and increased overall productivity on site.
One of the key focuses of Sycamore’s design when selecting heat exchangers for Alfa Laval pasteurization systems is minimizing energy consumption via steam, water and power usage. Regeneration systems can be integrated on site to harness previously wasted residual energy, saving on both environmental and economic costs for businesses.
Alfa Laval is providing training to Sycamore Process Engineering staff. Using tools such as efficiency calculators and other innovative technologies, the partnership aims to deliver increased efficiency and designs to the dairy, food, and beverage sectors across the UK and Ireland.
Paul Manning, project director at Sycamore Process Engineering, said, “Becoming an authorized integrator was the next natural step in the relationship between Sycamore and Alfa Laval. Sycamore has supplied Alfa Laval parts on many successfully completed projects over the years, so were already aware of the quality of their products.
“At Sycamore, we adopt a bespoke approach to each project, working closely with in-house teams in order to effectively rise to the individual challenges faced by the dairy, food and beverage companies we serve. Process solutions are designed from the ground up to suit the space available with the latest technology and energy efficiency as key considerations throughout.
“For dairy, food and beverage companies, this means that we’re able to provide the same high-quality tailored solutions, but with the support and benefit that comes from a direct partnership with Alfa Laval. Our aim has always been to support our customers to increase the efficiency of their process solutions to lower their environmental impact, and we’re now able to do that with increased flexibility.”