Buckley and Son (Watson Dairy) based in Huddersfield process 1,000,000 litres of milk and cream per week at their Dry Hill Farm processing factory. Calibrate Energy Engineering has developed a unique, energy efficient agricultural solution utilising a Mitsubishi Electric heat pump chiller system, which provides free cooling to chill the milk produced at the Farm.
A 998kW heat pump for heating and cooling (Heat Chill Technology) has been installed with 26km of in-ground pipework to benefit from the UK Government backed 20 years RHI scheme.
The heat pump pre-heats the pasteurisation process and the packing sheds and provides hot water.
Fully automated solution to provide efficient heating and cooling, maximising and monitoring every aspect of the system via an in-house designed and built remote access control system.
The free by-product of the (RHI-earning) heating process is cooling used to provide the chilling of the milk, cream and cold store.
To maintain the required chilling by-product, 50,000 litres of water for the factory processes per day are heated. When the heat pump is operating in heating mode, there is 100% fossil fuel replacement.
The Heat Chill technology is also controlled by a bespoke solution enabling remote monitoring of the entire system.