Meiko’s M-iQ flight-type dishwashing machine could save operators as much as $23,000 a year, according to a new report released by Frontier Energy.
The report compared the pre-existing, past-generation flight conveyor dish at San Ramon Marriott hotel in San Ramon, California, with the Meiko product – equipped with an exhaust air heat recovery system.
And it concluded that significant savings were made in terms of daily water and energy use.
Water flow, electricity use, hot/cold-water supply temperature and dish machine sanitizing rinse time were monitored for a one-month period, before Frontier Energy used this data, along with local utility rates and chemical cost estimates, to make its calculations.
Markus Braun, president of MEIKO USA, Inc, said: “MEIKO understands the demands of hotel dish rooms and the importance of warewashing machines designed specifically to provide the industry’s most effective and efficient cleaning.
“This report clearly illustrates that MEIKO stands apart from the competition, and it validates that our machines contribute directly to an operation’s bottom line through significant savings in energy, water and chemical costs.”
The M-iQ utilizes a more efficient, final rinse system which has a lower flowrate than most other machines.
And Frontier Energy’s testing revealed that the machine used 63% less total water, and 84% less hot water, resulting in an 84% reduction in gas energy consumption.
Electrical energy use was also reduced by 19%, and the estimated peak demand was reduced from 70 kW to 45 kW – a savings of 36%.