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Working Up A Head Of Steam In Spalding

When a busy meat processing plant in Spalding made the decision to triple bacon curing capacity in line with increasing demand, the Mitton team was called in to optimise the existing plant to support this growth, looking at supplies of steam, condensate, water and compressed air.

The new bacon curing ovens required an additional steam supply from the existing steam header, which was served by two boilers, one of which was originally operating as a back-up. In line with the increased capacity, both were required to operate concurrently in order to generate an adequate head of steam.

Mitton installed new pipework and an additional chimney to achieve the extra loading, as well as new extract ventilation both on the machines and via canopies mounted over the entrances to the ovens. All works were completed on time and to budget.

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