Linda Becker is the associate publisher and founding editor of Process Cooling and Process Heating magazine. Linda is also a veteran of the manufacturing beat; she has more than 20 years’ experience covering manufacturing operations.
This spring, I was delighted to see my hometown, which lurks on the western shore of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago, take a page from those metropolitan areas and add an outdoor biergarten.
Some people may actually finish their to-do lists, but I’m not one of them. Don’t get me wrong — I would love to climb into bed knowing I did every last thing I wanted to that day. And I guess, to some degree, I do, but my to-do list is not done.
When it comes to computer security, my friends think I’m a Chicken Little. I use robust, unique passwords for every Internet-facing entity (websites and email accounts), aided by a secure password manager program that syncs across multiple devices.
I attended the annual meeting of the Cooling Technology Institute as I was putting the finishing touches on our March issue. Though I haven’t been able to attend every annual meeting since my first (in 2000), I’m always thrilled to be back.
What do indoor agri-business, breweries and distilleries, and a cheese-processing facility have in common? Aside from many thinking their products complement one another deliciously, all are the focus of articles in this month’s issue.
In October, many people involved with industrial refrigeration will head to Las Vegas for the annual conference of the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association. While I am sure that some attendees will hit the slots and tables, there’ll be no gambling with RETA.
The OSHA Technical Manual (TED 01-00-015) — intended to provide technical information about workplace hazards and controls to the Occupational Safety and Administration’s compliance safety and health officers — provides a wealth of information about industrial hazards.
On Wednesday, June 22, Process Cooling will host a one- hour free webinar on “What Do the Changes to ANSI/IIAR 2 Mean for Your Plant?” If your plant uses ammonia for industrial refrigeration, this webinar will provide valuable insights that could help you.