A move to larger premises prompted Gordons Fine Foods to order
Fulton boilers based on past experience and the energy saving
ModSync option for future energy savings.
Gordons Fine Foods is a leading Hampshire-based manufacturer of premium condiments including mustards, creamed English horseradish and many others. The company uses the finest ingredients to provide a comprehensive range of both traditional and contemporary Gordons branded condiments to the UK's grocery retailers and major supermarkets; and also offers a range of quality ingredients in high and low volumes, that are used by food manufacturers in the production of sandwiches, ready meals, glazes, etc.
For more than ten years Gordons had relied on a Fulton boiler to provide steam and hot water for its manufacturing and CIP processes, so when expansion required a move to larger premises, two Fulton 60J gas fired boilers were the obvious choice for the companyís relocation to its new 30,000 sq ft site in Eastleigh.
Steam provided by the boilers is used to heat the vessels that cook the condiment ingredients and is passed over filled jars to preserve the content. It is also used to heat water in a pasteuriser, which kills the head space in the jars and, as it cools, creates the vacuum required as the tamper-proof lids are fitted. In addition, steam provides hot water for vital sterile cleaning processes and is used for space heating throughout the new site.
The two new 60J boilers are equipped with Fultonís latest ModSync technology, a new sequencing system designed to maximise the efficiency of multiple boiler installations by providing precise pressure control of the steam system using a pressure transducer installed in the steam header. ModSync is capable of precise temperature control and provides lead/lag sequencing on hot water boiler systems through an easy-to-use touch screen interface, which also provides remote monitoring and text messaging capabilities for quick access to boiler room status.
Commenting on the specification of Fulton boilers, managing director Keith Johnson says the reliability and performance of the previous boiler was a key factor, and the availability of the energy-saving ModSync system was an attractive option, which promises to significantly reduce energy costs and the companyís carbon footprint.
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