Haribo chooses Bosch boiler technology
With its gold bears and other fruit gum, marshmallow and liquorice products, Haribo is one of the world's most well-known confectioners. For the expansion of its markets in Eastern Europe, the company founded the Haribo Hungària Kft plant in Hungary in the year 2000. A steam boiler U-HD from Bosch Industriekessel has reliably been working away there since production started. Yet in order to meet the increased energy demand that expansion of the plant brought with it, Haribo has recently decided to opt for a new boiler system, once again from Bosch.
The new system has a steam capacity of 4,000 kg/h. It is efficient to operate and features intelligent control functions. In addition, coordinated components help to keep energy usage and CO2 emissions to a minimum. The integrated economiser uses the hot flue gases from the boiler to preheat the feed water, reducing fuel demand and flue gas losses. The use of flue gas condensate using the downstream stainless steel condensing heat exchanger also contributes to an increase in efficiency. The perfectly coordinated natural gas firing system provides for particularly low-emission combustion.
The system equipment also includes modules for water treatment and disposal as well as the recovery of condensate. The water service module WSM-V degases the make-up water in order to prevent corrosion. Feed water pumps transport the thermally treated water to the steam boiler. The blow-down, expansion and cooling module BEM is used to dispose of the hot waste water in the boiler. The condensate service module CSM recovers condensate from the process, thereby reducing energy usage and the demand for fresh water.
The management systems BCO and SCO play a key role when it comes to ensuring that the boiler and system are operated with optimum energy efficiency. All the operating data can be analysed, evaluated and set via the intuitive operator interface. A teleservice connection provides quick and simple support in the event of a fault.
Hungarian company Kazantrade was responsible for implementing the innovative and energy-efficient overall concept at Haribo. The system was also commissioned by this long-standing Bosch partner.
The new steam boiler UL-S in Haribo's Hungarian plant.
Energy efficiency is optimised by an integrated economiser and downstream condensing heat exchanger.
The water service module WSM-V supplies the steam boiler with treated feed water.