PepsiCo in Egypt
Seven industrial boilers support drink manufacturing
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers throughout the world. The product spectrum comprises a wide range of drinks and food products under the umbrella of 22 different brands in total, including Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay and Tropicana. PepsiCo products have also been manufactured and distributed in Egypt since the 80's. There are now seven bottling plants there - and most of these have been operating steam boiler systems from Bosch Industriekessel for several years.
The first boiler was handed over in 2009 to PepsiCo in Egypt by Catec from Alexandria, Bosch's partner there for many years. The persuading factors were the higher efficiency in comparison with the previous energy generators, the quality of the product and the expertise of the local advice and service. A further six steam boilers were installed in various bottling plants in the following three years. Catec was at PepsiCo's side during the entire implementation process and was entrusted with the task of bringing in the boilers and installing them at the plants in Amreya, Port Said and Nasr City. The Egyptian company also commissioned all the boilers.
The steam boilers support important production stages such as sterilising, cleaning and CIP processes. Each boiler can provide up to 4,000 kg of steam per hour. Integrated economizers recover heat from the hot flue gases of the boilers and in this way keep fuel consumption low. The boilers are fired by modern natural gas burners. They comply without any problems with the country's guidelines on the prevention and reduction of emissions. All the relevant operating values can be displayed on touchscreen panels and set to the optimum energy-efficient settings. Regular maintenance work by Catec ensures that boiler operation is consistently efficient and economic.