The food manufacturing business is the main industry sector where JBC specialise.

Service engineers have technical knowledge on all burner and boiler manufacturer products which in turn is used for cooking and heating applications.

Satisfied customers include Tangerine, Speedibake, Seabrooks, Walkers Snack Foods, Primula, Pork farms, Morrisons, Greggs and Coca Cola to name just a few, who continue to work in partnership with JBC year after year.

Case studies

Having replaced the old 1977 oil fired steam boiler in early May with an up to date Cochran ST 37 LN steam boiler, rated 10,000 kg/hr and working pressure of 10.0 bar, the next step was to achieve as many savings as possible in terms of both efficiency and cost.

The problem

The existing Saacke mechanical burner was no longer supported by the manufacturer and was proving difficult to maintain. It was also very inefficient (example).

The solution

At 10.30am last Saturday morning, our ‘out of hours’ engineer was called out to a Warburtons site due to a faulty SKP20 main gas valve.

Once on site, the valve was replaced and our engineer stayed on site to ensure everything was thoroughly tested and in working order before leaving.

At 3.30am this morning our ‘out of hours’ on-call engineer, Harry Patel, was called to a Yorkshire bakery due to a problem with a gas booster which was indicating low pressure gas.

Harry tested the system and found a fault on the inlet gas pressure gauge. As JBC engineers carry some critical spares, Harry had one in the car and replaced the faulty part, resulting in the factory been back up and running again within the hour!

JBC were contacted by a major food manufacturer to replace existing and outdated Hamworthy HFO burners installed on a Wellman 3 pass steam boiler rated 30,000pph and two Cochran Wee Chieftain 25,000pph boilers.

The existing burners had a turn down of 3.5:1 on oil which subsequently added to boiler recycling and maintenance issues.

JBC designed, installed, modified and commissioned an upgrade from an existing 6000 digital burner modulation system to an ‘Ecosafe’ 6009 simultaneous firing system.

The upgrade increased the amount of biogas burned by a massive 25%, saving the company a staggering £30k per year! The green trend line shown in the graph indicates the consumption of biogas within the burner.

Another project completed by team JBC with the supply and install of 28mm copper pipework to the mixer unit of one of our customers.

The works included breaking into the main hot water supply and return pipework and TIG welding on a socket and isolation valve.

JBC Installed the 28mm flow and return pipework to the mixer unit and tested the pipework before leaving the site.

JBC were contacted by Buckley Foods to build, supply and commission a new 1.7-ton gas fired Unical, containerised boiler house to replace an old upstanding Fulton boiler.

The customer required a three-pass reverse wet back fire tube steam boiler and blowdown vessel which would comply with PED 97/23/EC Directive which would be suitable for liquid and gaseous fuels with a steam production range from 350 up to 5000 kg/h and a design pressure of 12 or 15 bar, complete with safety features for automatic operation.

The customer required the fabrication of a skid mounted pump unit to enable them to pump ethylene glycol from the chiller unit to the refrigeration machines.

The skid mounted pump unit was made in house by our offsite fabrication and installation service before been transported and installed on the customer’s premises.

Additional pipework was undertaken on site to connect the skid unit to both the machines. 

The site required the replacement and upgrade of the existing dated and inefficient Hamworthy oil fired burners. The turn down was in the region of 3-1 which added to the burner recycling issues.

The site had two boiler houses comprising of two boilers in each boilerhouse.

A condensate pump was installed to return condensate from the small boiler house to the main boiler house.

In the main boiler house 2 Cochran TC hi-low burners with a turn down of 2 were removed and replaced with 2 modulating Oilon burners with the capacity of 10:1 to enable the individual butter boilers to match the steam load.

Auxiliary equipment was also removed at the same time and the existing front plate was modified.

Information gleaned from JBC’s free energy audit at Tangerine’s site revealed that one of the boilers was desperately inefficient. It was decided that due to the poor state of the mechanical drive linkage on the existing burner and the obsolete control panel, an upgrade was viable.