Ananda Foods Innovative and Energy Efficient solutions for Fish Processing and Cold storage Unit

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Ananda Foods, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh

Ananda Foods plays a significant role in the fisheries business, contributing to its growth and success. Based out of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, the company specializes in shrimp hatchery, farming, feed mills, processing, and export.

Danfoss has been working closely with them on different projects for over a decade, offering future-ready solutions that help them enhance their overall productivity, prevent food contamination by maintaining the perfect indoor climate, and improve energy efficiency.

Ananda recently approached us with their plans. They are looking to renovate and automate an existing shrimp processing plant with a cold store. Additionally, they have proposed an investment in anew hatchery. Together, the companies developed a solution – based on Danfoss’ latest industrial refrigeration, electrical floor heating, and Turbocor® solutions – that would offer Ananda the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

The challenge

Making the most of fuel and space, while simplifying maintenance

  • Ananda Foods had four main objectives. They wanted to save more plant space, reduce fuel costs, increase efficiency, and simplify maintenance.
  • Freezer defrosting was a particular focus area. The company wanted to design a solution that was faster, safer, and more efficient than traditional water defrosting solutions. The Ananda team was also interested in how installing intelligent solutions could help them meet their industrial refrigeration requirements.
  • They were also looking for ways to improve floor temperature control.They wanted to protect their storefloors from damage due to moisture migration and improve their naturalventilation systems. And finally, they wanted a more robust and efficient oil-free solution that would help avoid production losses.
  • The purpose of the Turbocor® chiller is to constantly maintain the water temperature within the shrimp tank at 22-24°C. The water in the shrimp tank is replaced every 4 hours. The Turbocor® chiller utilizes oil-free technology, which has replaced scroll technology, resulting in improved efficiency and operational cost savings due to extended service intervals (Turbocor® offers service intervals of 5 & 10 years)

The Solution

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    ICF Flexline™ valve station

    Unmatched freedom is the keyword of ICF Flexline™ valve stations. As part of the Flexline™ platform, these valve stations are based on a unique modular concept.

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    SONDEX® standard plate heat exchangers are the ideal choice for a wide range of applications across numerous market segments. We have the largest plate portfolio in the world, and customize each heat exchanger to meet your exact requirements. Innovative technologies and smart design make our traditional plate heat exchangers a stellar investment.

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The Outcome

Simplifying maintenance with Turbocor® compressors

Recover heat and save fuel costs with a Plate Heat Exchanger

Intelligent solutions give greater control

ICF block type valves increase plant efficiency

Simplifying maintenance with Turbocor® compressors

Ananda’s final objective was to simplify maintenance, and a Danfoss Turbocor® compressor – our highly reliable and energy-efficient oil-free compressor series – helped the company meet this requirement. Working together with heat exchangers and titanium tubes, this oil-free system helps avoid leakages as raw sea water is filtered and cooled for this application. Above all, Danfoss’s technology has fewer moving parts, minimum service intervals, consistent performance over time, and no performance loss due to oil degradation

Recover heat and save fuel costs with a Plate Heat Exchanger

After installing the super heater with Plate type Heat Exchange, Ananda Foods can heat water to 55°C without making any investments in electric heating. This is possible because the system recovers heat from the compressor discharge gas, which is used to heat water for free, saving fuel costs.

Intelligent solutions give greater control

Ananda Foods uses Danfoss’ GDA sensors and central control solutions to automate its ammonia gas detection system. The IPS 8 intelligent purging system – an intelligent, automated solution – helps Ananda keep condensing pressure under control.

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