Mazza Cheese Company, SUMNER, WA
The client needed a plant to produce part-skim and whole-milk mozzarella, feta and provolone cheeses, plus whey powder and whey cream.
This fast-track project was completed in 15 months. A separate wastewater treatment facility onsite was the first in the State of Washington to meet new discharge standards. The $2.5 million wastewater treatment plant is a low-rate activated sludge system.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Shambaugh was responsible for the design, engineering and installation of all milk receiving, storage and cheese processing equipment, process piping and controls, refrigeration system, and mechanical utilities.
A uniquely designed closed-loop heat-recovery system integrated into the milk and whey pasteurization systems reduced mechanical-refrigeration requirements by more than 100 tons. The entire cheese-making process, from receiving through cooking/stretching, plus all CIP operations, was designed to be controlled by a distributed PLC sub-system with 12 remote operator interface panels.