With 30 tonne of laundry to process every week, La Nuova Apparelmaster needs to make sure it’s got the right equipment in place and that it’s getting as much out of it as possible.
When La Nuova were looking for an improved way to heat water in their laundry process they came to Aurora, who worked with them to install a Dimpleflo Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger in their New Plymouth operation.
Brad Craig, owner of La Nuova, worked with Aurora on the early stages of the proposal, then handed the project over to manager Bevan Broughton.
“The dealings I had with Aurora were really good and positive,” says Brad. “They went through everything thoroughly before we began the project. And once the system was installed Aurora came in straight away to see how it was running.”
The Dimpleflo is an innovative system, that’s also good for the environment. So good that EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) supported the project through a grant.
“The system warms up the incoming cold water by using the heat out of the outgoing dirty water,” explains Bevan. “Rather than dumping the energy down the drain we’re harnessing that energy and using it again.”
The result? Huge savings in terms of time and money.
“The system saves us about $3,000 a month on our gas bill. But there’s also indirect benefits in terms of drying times. Hot rinses mean we are six minutes quicker on each load, which really adds up with 20 to 30 tonnes a week to get through.” Brad says.
Bevan adds: “At this stage it appears the energy savings will give us payback in two years. So far the results are excellent. We’re really happy with the heat exchanger from Aurora, it’s doing all it said and more, and Aurora have been excellent to work with.”
Aurora’s Dimpleflo heat exchanger has given La Nuova multiple benefits.
“There’re three or four wins out of one bit of recovered water: we extract more water, we use fewer chemicals, our drying times are faster, we use less gas. And the system is almost maintenance free. There’s always something to do but in terms of day to day care, it really looks after itself,” Bevan explains.
“If any other laundries were looking at the Dimpleflo heat exchanger I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend they work with Aurora,” says Brad.
Big savings, innovative solutions: The efficient, reliable and hardworking Dimpleflo heat exchanger thanks to Aurora.