Energy Efficient Equipment: Golden North

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
August 2013
Authors: 
Food SA Incorporated
Type: 

Golden North is a manufacturer of premium ice cream and frozen yoghurt. Its South Australian facility at Laura consumes 6930 gigajoules of electricity per annum, about 75 per cent of which is used by the refrigeration plant.  Energy assessment identified numerous areas for savings through energy efficiency improvements, including replacing inefficient compressors with a single crew compressor (and using variable speed drives to ensure it runs efficiently); installation of hot water exchangers for oil cooling and installing variable speed fans.