Client Name: Sabra
Industry: Food Production
Location: South Chesterfield, Virginia
Project Type: Pipe Insulation
Featured Project – Dragon Jacket Insulation First to Pass Sabra’s In-House Sanitization Test
Insulated Garlic Line Now Saves Company $100k Per Month in Costs Related To Waste & Scrap
- ~300 Linear Feet of Insulation + Various Fittings
- Customized Fittings Designed for Tight Spaces
- Clamped Fittings
- Completed On-Time & On Budget
- Eliminated Waste Without Changing Existing Sanitization Processes
- Generated Savings of ~$100k/Month in Waste/Scrap Material
- Generated Unquantified Savings Related to Downtime and Thermal Efficiency
- Project Paid for Itself in First Thirty Days of Operation
World-renowned hummus manufacturer, Sabra, which is jointly owned by Pepsico and the Strauss Group, needed a reusable insulation option that was easy to sanitize for the garlic paste line at their South Chesterfield processing facility. The line, which spanned three separate rooms, needed to maintain a constant temperature of ~30F to avoid bacteria production. The company was having a difficult time finding an insulation option that could handle frequent sanitization and would not harbor bacteria or compromise the pipeline’s R-value. Because of this, the line operated uninsulated, resulting in a monthly loss of ~$100k in waste/scrap.
To address this loss and meet the temperature and durability needs of the line, Dragon Jacket supplied three hundred linear feet of pipe insulation, along with a number of custom fittings and components designed for tight spaces. Sabra purchased the insulation directly and installed it themselves using standard tools and on-site personnel. The project is now fully operational and saving Sabra ~$100k per month in costs associated with waste/scrap, in addition to unquantified savings related to downtime and thermal efficiency improvements.
Sabra made the decision to go with Dragon Jacket because it was the first insulation product to pass their R&D department’s sanitization test.