- Detailed Description
Inalca SpA is an Italian meat processor who processes up to 40,000 tons of meat per year in its Rieti plant. In an effort to make their meat processing operations more sustainable, Inalca SpA recruited Ecolab to help them design a plan to reduce water consumption.
Over the course of their partnership with Ecolab, the Rieti plant saved over 3.7 million gallons of water and 670,300 kWh of energy by:
- replacing an industrial demineralizer plant with a reverse osmosis plant
- improving boiler reliability through automation
- reusing cooling water from vacuum pumps as makeup water for evaporative condensers
- Increasing cooling water reuse and recycling
These improvements allowed Inalca SpA to reduce their annual operations costs by $72,000.