23 Apr 2019
Yeo Valley has been producing yogurt since 1974, and since then has broadened their dairy product offering to include butter, milk, cream and ice cream. Sustainable farming is an integral part of their business and Yeo Valley’s cows and crops are farmed organically to protect the environment. So it was no surprise that when it came to choosing plant for their blast chiller they wanted to introduce a natural refrigeration solution.
We manufactured and installed our powerful yet compact ECO2 Maxi at Yeo Valley’s Blagdon site, not far from our head office in Bristol. The ECO2 Maxi is powered using refrigerant R744 (CO2) and capable of producing around 268kW of cooling demand at -16oC evaporating temperature, meeting the blast chiller’s high cooling demand for short spells. The pack was also fitted with optional heat reclaim and housed in an acoustic enclosure to minimise noise.
Cooling with CO2 is becoming more and more widespread. As a naturally occurring gas with excellent cooling properties, CO2 also has impressive environmental credentials and a wide application range. This, coupled with its compliance with all current F-gas Regulations, makes the ECO2 Maxi a commercially viable and sustainable option for most refrigeration system owners. For more information about the benefits of CO2 refrigeration systems, read our dedicated article The Case for CO2 or browse our range of CO2 refrigeration packs.
Meeting Yeo Valley’s cooling needs isn’t new to us. Managing Director Dale Nouch comments on our long history with the dairy producer: “Yeo Valley was one of our first ever customers when the business was established in 1988, so we’re extremely proud to have worked with them all this time, delivering service and maintenance as well as installing our own refrigeration plant. Some of the original plant we manufactured and installed is still going strong after 30 years which is a real testament to our values of delivering quality systems and optimising our customers’ business performance. We’re excited to be installing this brand-new CO2 refrigeration pack for Yeo Valley and supporting their transition to a natural refrigeration system.”
If you’re interested in our refrigeration products, see our range of CO2 refrigeration systems. If you’d like to find out how we can help keep your business cool, send us a message or call us on 0117 977 8833.