I was responsible for the utility part, meaning supporting Ecolab in gathering the required information for the utility area. I hosted a site tour for Ecolab to observe and assess the setup of the utility equipment e.g., gas boilers, RO-water treatment, compressed air system etc. Naturally, this led to many questions which resulted in multiple sessions had to organised with our internal experts to address Ecolab’s questions. This also involved different activities such as organising the inspecting of evaporative condensers, contacting suppliers to address equipment-specific questions, taking samples of condensate from UHT systems and having it analysed by the laboratory to determine if the condensate is suitable for reuse, etc.
The week brought lots of learning opportunities, especially in terms of understanding technical aspects of the utility, but also establishing professional relations with both internal experts and the Ecolab team.