Tank insulation - McLaren Vintners

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
September 2013
Type: 

As the winemakers at McLaren Vintners well know, energy is used at every step of the wine making process.  Refrigeration is a big energy consumer, making insulation a crucial component in saving both money and energy. An audit found that if McLaren Vintners insulated all of its tanks (currently, 56% of 202 tanks are insulated), they could save over $45,000 a year on their annual electricity costs.  Even better, the payback period on the outlay is only 4.5 years.