VLT® Control Pays Back in Two Years Controlling Ammonium Screw Compressor
Monthly savings were USD 1,155, ensuring recovery of investment on the Danfoss frequency converter within two years, when Bimbo applied a VLT® frequency converter control to an ammonium cooling compressor. Now their successful experience is becoming standard in other Bimbo plants.
Founded in Mexico, in 1945, Bimbo Group is currently one of the most important baking companies in the world, in terms of production capacity or sales volume, in addition to being the absolute leader in Mexico and Latin America. Present in 18 countries, in America, Europe and Asia, and with massive growth in China, Bimbo brings to the market approximately 5,000 products and 100 well-known trade marks. Its net sales in 2007 were over $7 billion USD.
The company has used and trusted Danfoss products for a long time. Recently, Bimbo selected the Hazpan plant and granted Danfoss authorization to implement an energy saving system on one of its ammonia compressors. In this case, a 200kW CT7 Frick screw compressor, which represented an excellent opportunity for energy savings, due to the large number of compressor units installed in Bimbo plants, and owing to their requirements for motors.