DEPARTMENT: Washing and Cooling Systems | Water Heating
Meeting the milk quality and food safety standards that your supply company demands will require significant planning around water heating, milk filtration and milk cooling. In most dairy sheds the hot water cylinders, wash tub, milk filters and plate milk coolers are situated in a separated off area close to the milking parlour. As a rule the shed needs to produce 10 litres of hot water per set of cups and on top of that 2% of the total volume of the vats. Most farms allow around 200 litres of excess hot water on top of those minimum requirements. In this video Phillip Reed of Reed Industrial talks us through some of the issues including your options around energy source for your hot water and heat recovery systems that cool your milk while heating your washing water.