Catering Foodservice Solutions (CFS) has completed the upgrade of the dishwashing infrastructure at Proctor & Gamble’s staff restaurant in Manchester.
Salford-based CFS answered the consumer products giant’s call to replace an ageing rack dishwasher at its Trafford Park manufacturing plant.
The brief was to meet changes in eating habits, which have seen less crockery to be washed at breakfast and break times due to a move away from cooked breakfast to pastries and beverages.
CFS was also tasked with reducing running costs for both energy and water and chemical usage.
The existing machine was a medium-sized rack washer which used 20kW power and was turned on from 8am to 2.30pm each day regardless of the volume of items to be washed.
CFS replaced it with a dual washer system utilising Maidaid- Halcyon MH range heavy duty pass through dishwashers.
“By using a dual system we could reduce the energy usage at quieter times by operating only one machine,” explained CFS’ senior sales manager Barrie Webster. “This reduces the energy used from 20kW down to 7.5kw during the peak lunch time period. Two machines are used, which run at a maximum of 15kW.”
At peak times the two machines are capable of washing up to 2,160 plates an hour.
CFS says further energy has been saved by the double-skinned insulated hood, which retains heat within the machine.