Places and Faces (May 2016)
Newsmakers at industrial cooling equipment manufacturers take center stage in this wrap up of news briefs.
Ecolab Inc., has changed the name of Nalco, its water and process services business, to Nalco Water. The new name more clearly communicates Nalco’s water management expertise as water scarcity is becoming a major global challenge and an increasing constraint to business growth. Nalco Water provides water and process services to customers in industries such as food and beverage, manufacturing, paper, power, primary metals, chemicals and mining.
Nalco Water, which is headquartered in Naperville, Ill., merged with Ecolab in 2011. The name change will not affect Nalco Champion, Ecolab’s energy services business.
Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd. has purchased the Dry Cooling business of Charlotte-based SPX Corp. for approximately $48 million. The Dry Cooling business, which is headquartered in Brussels with facilities in China and the United States, accounts for approximately 10 percent of the revenues of SPX's Power Segment. This business includes SPX's ownership interest in its joint venture with Shanghai Electric. The deal, however, did not include SPX's South African subsidiary, DBT Technologies (Pty) Ltd.
A manufacturer of vacuum-jacketed pipe and custom cryogenic equipment added a sales representative office in the Philippines. Technifab Products Inc., Brazil, Ind., tapped Oscar Abesamis to manage the new office. Abesamis has more than 13 years of experience in the design and sale of vacuum-jacketed pipe systems. Customers in the region can reach Abesamis at 63 917 800 2228.
Chicago-based TECA Corp., manufacturer of thermoelectric air conditioners, has implemented a new program to improve lead times. The company paired new software with a streamlined production system. The most popular products can be ordered from stock, and lead times decreased on other products. Thermoelectric air conditioners are typically used to cool enclosures in applications requiring anywhere from 200 to 6,000 BTU/hr and can maintain NEMA-4X.
Low-charge ammonia chiller manufacturer Azane Inc., Chambersburg, Pa., appointed Caleb Nelson as its new vice president of business development. Azane’s range of packaged chillers and freezers operate using low charge ammonia.
Erik Fihlman was named program manager, bakery, prepared foods and seafood, for the food and beverage group of Linde LLC, Murray Hill, N.J. Fihlman will lead the commercialization and marketing programs for industrial and wholesale bakeries and processors of prepared foods and seafood.
MovinCool, the Long Beach, Calif.-based brand of Denso Corp., released its 2016 product catalog. Offered in English, Spanish and French versions, the 20-page catalog covers MovinCool’s portable spot air conditioners, heat pumps and accessories. To view an interactive online version or download a PDF, visit www.movincool.com/catalog.
Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc. (ATS), Norwood, Mass., selected Ismosys (Integrated Sales Marketing and Operations System) to represent its liquid cooling, cold plates, heat pipes, heat sinks and attachment systems in Europe. The ATS worldwide distribution network includes Digi-Key Corp., Arrow Electronics and Mouser Electronics.
Buffalo-based Mokon, a manufacturer of circulating liquid temperature control systems, has completed the redesign of its Full Range temperature control system. The temperature control system combines a circulating water system and a chiller to provide heating and chilling from a single compact, self-supporting unit.