Kathabar Inc., Somerset, N.J., was acquired by Niagara Blower Co., Buffalo, N.Y., from Ross Air Systems. Kathabar designs and manufactures dehumidification systems for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Kathabar’s sales representation will expand the firm’s opportunities into international markets. The newly formed subsidiary will be called Kathabar Dehumidification Systems Inc.
Easton, Pa.-based Victaulic opened a 5,390 ft2 distribution center in Redlands, Calif., to replace an existing 41,000 ft2 distribution facility in Long Beach, Calif. The Redlands location will serve as the primary distribution point for Victaulic products and tools.
Clearwater Systems Corp., Essex, Conn., is providing engineered water systems for large-scale recirculating cooling tower applications in the power generation and chemical process industries. The new systems are based on nonchemical, pulsed energy technology developed at the University of Connecticut.
The systems will meet the needs for large-scale custom designed processes required by power plants, cogeneration facilities, chemical and petrochemical processes, ethanol production and central utilities. Pulsed energy technology prevents scale, controls total bacteriological activity and prevents corrosion without chemical addition. Process implementation may significantly reduce water consumption and disposal costs and some applications may allow blowdown reuse.
Pfannenberg USA, Lancaster, N.Y., released its Global Pfannenberg Sizing Software (GPSS) tool as a download available directly from www.pfannenbergusa.com. The sizing tool helps users configure Filterfans, cooling units, and heaters for electrical enclosures. The software can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications to calculate the heat dissipation in a cabinet.
Things to Know (March 2008)
March 1, 2008