When selecting the pipes and valves to be included in a cooling system, it is important to understand the options available — and the possible outcomes associated with each selection. The selection process is often overlooked or, at least, not given proper attention by designers and contractors when putting together a cooling system.
Alone, continuous low-level chlorine feed may not be enough to control cooling water biofilm and its related problems. For improved protection, chlorine should be continuously fed, monitored and controlled.
An engineer trying to select the best temperature-sensing technology generally has two choices: a thermocouple (TC) or a resistance temperature detector (RTD). There are many resources to help with such a selection — provided the application involves moving into higher temperature ranges — because most situations involve some sort of heat source.
Vortex-tube cabinet cooling systems have been solving problems associated with overheated electronic control systems for decades. Cabinet coolers provide advantages for everyone involved in the purchasing cycle — engineers, maintenance and plant personnel and purchasing agents.
Chilling a chicken breast requires a different system than freezing a ready-to-eat meal or quick chilling a ham in order to maintain product integrity and safety. An error can be disastrous to the consumer — and the processor.
Water often plays a key role in production. The process of manufacturing paper is dependent upon the uninhibited flow of filtered water. Maintaining a water-delivery system can prove costly when the system is outdated or simply not fit for the application at hand.