The Game Meats Company, located near Myrtleford, is an abattoir that processes game meat such as goats, emu, deer and ostrich.
The project involved installing a heat exchanger to recover heat from the refrigeration plant to preheat boiler feed-water, and the installation of new insulated boiler feed-water tank, associated pumps and piping.
The project aim was to reduce gas energy use and to avoid the need to buy a larger boiler, which would have been a large capital outlay for the business.
Due to the heat recovery system, boiler feed-water was preheated from 10°C to 50°C. The company was able to avoid the cost of new larger boiler which would have cost $50,000. The project also led to 20% annual gas cost savings and reduced maintenance costs.