TYPE OF TRANSACTION FINANCED
In April 2016, the company presented a request for a contribution under Intervention 4.1.1 “Investment support for the improvement of the overall performance and sustainability of farms” within the Rural Development Program for Umbria 2014/2020 (PSR) approved by the EU Commission with decision n. C(2015)4156 of 12 June 2015 and financed with EAFRD Community funds.
In February 2017, the Region of Umbria authorized the granting of aid for the following investment programme:
*Purchase of new Alfa Laval NX X4BCC decanter
PURPOSE OF THE INVESTMENTS MADE
With the implementation of the Company Improvement Plan, the company has pursued all the specific objectives foreseen, thus achieving the improvement of the company’s performance and global sustainability.
In particular, the new Alfa Laval NX X4BCC decanter, thanks to the new technologies used for its construction, has allowed both water and energy savings.
The ARA 3-phase processing allows you to reduce up to 50%, compared to traditional three-phase decanters, the consumption of dilution water added to the decanter for the pasta centrifugation phase. This reduction is due to the peculiar design of the rotating drum capable of obtaining the optimal conditions for clarification, extraction and management of the extraction process. Furthermore, the possibility of automatically setting the washing cycles of the machine and of recirculating the washing water by means of the innovative LSF (Low Speed Flushing) system makes it possible to reduce the water consumption required for washing at the end of the day or process cycle up to 20% compared to a traditional wash.
The innovative control system of the Decanter BCC (Basic Core Controller), launched on the market by Alfa Laval starting from the 2013/2014 olive oil campaign, based on the automatic drive of the motors by means of an inverter allows to reduce consumption by up to 50%. of current absorbed at the start during starting.
Thanks to the purchase of the new decanter, the company has increased the hourly processing capacity of the crusher which now stands at around 12-13 quintals/h. This makes it possible to optimize processing times, favoring the quality of the oil produced. All this is accompanied by a reduction in costs thanks to the water and energy savings allowed by the new machinery.