Barilla has been the world leader in pasta production since its founding in 1877 in Parma, Italy, and is known and present around the world.

The challenge

To increase the efficiency of their boiler house in the Pedrignano plant in Italy, the company chose to replace one of the three boilers. Because of the plant’s enormous energy demand, the updated machine needed to be modern, efficient, and reliable.

Solution advantages

We supplied a first SG Series fire tube boiler of 25 ton/h to produce superheated water, with dimensions explicitly created to meet their installation requirements. The heat exchanger was built into a structure of steel joists to protect it in the case of an earthquake.

With our boiler, Barilla exceeds expectations in terms of efficiency and emissions performance. For this reason, in 2016, an additional 25 ton/h HE Smart fire tube boiler was installed in the plant, thus improving efficiency even more.

Our solution includes

A low NOx burner

OptiSpark control and management system

A training course for all Barilla personnel involved in the thermal plant’s management from Cannon Bono Energia experts

Technical data

2 SG2500 fire tube steam generators

Key features & Configuration

  • HE Smart
  • Steam production: 25 t/h
  • Pressure: 15 barg
  • Fuel: CH4
  • Unattended operation: up to 72 h

Controls & Connectivity

  • OptiSpark – boiler control system