CHP Installation at Pasta Zara factory

CHP Installation at a Pasta factory

Pasta Zara is one of the biggest producers of pasta in Italy with a volume of 400.000 tons/year capacity. Actually Patra Zara group consist in 3 production site all of them supplied by modern CHP Power Plant. The first cogeneration plant was built in their Headquarter site in 2001 using 3 Caterpillar engines for a total amount of 5MWe, in this power station was used one of the first InteliSys CG and it worked for 14 years without interruptions or failure. In the middle of 2015, the first power station was rebuilt and ComAp provided the entire control system based on InteliSys NTC BaseBox.

On 2016 the last production site, Rovato factory, was equipped with a CHP power station based on a Caterpillar CAT3516 gas engine Interlay controlled by the new the InteliSys Gas.

CHP plant

The power station is a robust installation based on Caterpillar’s CAT3516 127/54, the only gas engine on the market able to work with 127°C jacket water temperature. The heat recovery system consists of an exhaust gas-overheated water generator, and two heat exchangers able to recover the heat from an oil cooler and intercooler. In this configuration, the plant is able to produce 990 kW of electrical power, hot water and overheated water to be use in the pasta drying process.

ComAp Customer: E.ON

E.ON Connecting Energies (E.ON’s international business unit)  is an international provider of integrated energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers as well as public-sector institutions. E.ON Connecting Energies is focusing on on-site generation business (CHP/ CHCP) for the Italian market.  

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