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Processing efficiency and reducing utility costs in food Industry

18 January 2012

This one day symposium will be held on 3 April 2012 at the University of Manchester

Rising utility costs are a major concern in the food manufacturing sector and are generating a significant economic incentive to increase the efficiency of every aspect of the production process.

The aim of this one day symposium is to review the current usuage of the major utilities of water, electricity and gas within the sector and outline how trends in best industrial practice can be used to minimise energy use and cost.

The speakers will be mainly drawn from industry and all have extensive industrial experience in their respective fields.

Current energy monitoring and analysis procedures will be reviewed to set the scene for the determination of optimum energy use and this will be followed by presentations on a number of topics including voltage optimisation, energy efficient lighting, water usage reduction and effluent treatment, efficiency gains in the use of refrigeration and air conditioning and the role of automation in the reduction of overall factory energy usuage.

The day will be arranged to facilitate direct interaction between attendees and the invited experts and to encourage general networking activities.

Further details of the programme,venue and registration can be obtained from the FMEG secretariat.

Sandra Skeels (01204 888 422)

FMEG is a not for profit forum which is sponsored by Defra and committed to support the uptake of advanced manufacturing technology in the U.K’s food manufacturing sector.

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