Processing tea (Camellia sinensis) for the black tea sector is an energy intensive and quality sensitive process. We provide turn key solutions, developed with tea processors, that optimise production and raise quality standards.
A typical, medium sized, tea processing factory may require upwards of half a megawatt of electrical power when operating at full capacity and require the generation of more than 36,000kg of steam per hour. The savings from optimisation of energy consumption in this environment are considerable both in terms of cost savings and in respect of reduced emissions. High rates of return on investment (ROI) are possible through considered and measured optimisations.
Tea growth and harvesting is highly dependent upon weather conditions, with peaks and troughs occurring through the year depending on local seasonal factors. Our solutions help to optimise production throughout the year, optimising for energy consumption in periods of low production and maximal throughput at peak periods.