Choosing a Chiller for Laser Cooling
If not treated appropriately, excess heat can bog down the laser, decrease efficiency, prevent proper functionality and shorten equipment lifespan — none of which are especially desirable outcomes. For laser cooling applications, consider the process chiller features that will best be able to meet your system needs. March 2020, p. 16.
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How IIoT Can Improve Chiller System Operations
Innovate or get left behind: consumer smart devices drive demand for smart manufacturing data collection and control. March 2020, p. 9.
5 Considerations When Choosing a Chiller for 3D Printing
The use of additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — continues to grow significantly. Expanding from the printing of tooling, fixtures and prototypes into the full production of robust, reliable products used throughout many industries, 3D printing has moved well beyond simply printing uncomplicated plastic parts. Using an air- or liquid-cooled chiller for laser cooling helps ensure the reliable operation of additive manufacturing equipment. April 2020, p. 14.
Cooling Capabilities: System Chillers
Designed for safe, reliable operation, system chillers deliver the cooling needed throughout the plant from a single large unit. Find suppliers using our Cooling Capabilities Chart. May 2020, p. 36.
How to Cool Your Process to the Proper Temperature in Low or High Ambient Climates
Chillers specifically designed to meet challenging temperature environments are an asset in difficult conditions. September 1, 2020, p. 17.
Baked Goods Producer Selects Ammonia Liquid Chillers to Accommodate Plant Growth
German pastries maker Wolf Butterback selects chillers designed with a semi-hermetic compact screw compressor when the company was expanding a facility and wanted to accommodate future growth. October 15, 2020, p. 12.
Creating Energy-Efficient Chiller Systems
With proper design, appropriate chiller features and targeted maintenance, it is possible to establish an efficient chiller system. October 15, 2020, p. 18.
Cooling Capabilities 2020: Portable Chillers
Process Cooling’s Cooling Capabilities Chart on Portable Chillers offers a side-by-side comparison of portable chiller manufacturers. October 15, 2020, p. 28.
Automation and Autonomy Reduce Cooling Tower Maintenance
Advances in water treatment technology, automation controls, hybrid tower designs and vibration mitigation techniques can help streamline cooling system ownership and operation. January/February 2020, p. 11.
Industrial Cooling Towers Transition to Plastic
Engineered plastic cooling towers offer a modular, scalable cooling solution for industrial cooling tower design and construction. July/August 2020, p. 23.
Advantages of Closed-Loop Equipment for Process Cooling
Growing sensitivity to water conservation and the ever-increasing cost to maintain mechanical systems are driving interest in closed-loop evaporative cooling technology. November 1, 2020, p. 6.
Cryogenic Solutions for Compliant Industrial Hemp Processing
Liquid nitrogen cooling finds use in an array of applications to help industrial hemp processors meet increasing quality, safety and market demand. Due to its extremely cold temperature, when used in a cryogenic system, LIN can cool a process or freeze products like food or hemp within minutes instead of the hours required with more traditional methods like mechanical freezing. January/February 2020, p. 20
7 Things to Know about Freezing Equipment for Food Processing
Temperature-reduction equipment systems for food processing and other applications are available to remove processing heat and to freeze or chill product. Systems carefully designed to balance temperature, convection and conduction are well-positioned to optimize process cooling while minimizing production costs. October 1, 2020, p. 6.
How to Implement Evaporative Cooling
Two case studies highlight ways evaporative cooling is used in the process industries to reduce the impact of heat-generating equipment such as paint ovens and plastic-molding equipment. January/February 2020, p. 33.
Cabinet Cooler Defeats Dust and Downtime
Enclosure coolers provided an effective, low maintenance solution to keep one food processor’s enclosures cool, clean and protected. October 1, 2020, p. 22.
Industrial Fan Roundup
In applications from chemical processing to enclosure cooling, heavy-duty industrial fans provide effective air cooling. April 2020, p. 12.
Filtration Considerations for Industrial Process Cooling
Filtration efficiency, water consumption and ongoing maintenance costs are important factors to consider when selecting an industrial filtration system. March 2020, p. 24.
Cooling Tower Water Filtration Is Key to Protecting Industrial Processes
In industrial facilities such as manufacturing and processing plants as well as mills, forges and refineries, cooling towers often are used to remove heat from machinery, heated process material and fluids, buildings and other sources by exchanging the heat using water or chemical solutions as a coolant. Automatic self-cleaning strainers can help optimize cooling and process efficiency while minimizing maintenance and downtime. July/August 2020, p. 28.
Choosing a Water Filtration System
Each type of industrial water filtration system has its pros and cons. Learn how to evaluate each for your application. September 15, 2020, p. 18.
Self-Cleaning Filter Ensures Reliability of Cooling System
During the COVID-19 crisis, a California-based biomedical facility relies on self-cleaning filters to continue producing plasma therapies and other products. September 15, 2020, p. 25.
Adiabatic Cooling Assists with Sustainability Goals
A processor opts for an adiabatic cooling system to achieve energy and water savings. January/February 2020, p. 29.
Direct Cooling of Dirty Gas Streams
Direct-contact coolers are an effective way to reduce the temperature of dirty gas streams while removing unwanted contaminants. March 2020, p. 29.
Heat Exchangers for Industrial Process Cooling
Use our Cooling Capabilities Chart on Heat Exchangers to find an exchanger maker that can help you solve your process challenges. March 2020, p. 34.
Understanding TEMA Types for Shell-and-Tube Exchangers
Shell-and-tube designs incorporate fixed or floating tube sheets, fixed or removable tube bundles and expansion joints as needed to create an effective heat transfer vessel. Gain a better understanding of the TEMA types to improve your selection process. May 2020, p. 3.
Understanding and Avoiding Costly Heat Exchanger Failures
A lack of effective cooling due to heat exchanger failure can cause production losses and unplanned downtime. Fortunately, two common causes of exchanger loss —mechanical failures and chemically induced corrosion — can be prevented. October 1, 2020, p. 14.
Preventing Contamination with Double Tubeplates
Production quality, system design and system maintenance are essential to preventing contamination. November 15, 2020, p. 4.
Heat Exchanger Homework: 5 Q&A for Optimal Heat Exchanger Specs
Consider these five questions when designing process cooling equipment. November 15, 2020, p. 12.
Cooling Capabilities: Low Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids
Our Cooling Capabilities Chart on Low Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids offers a side-by-side comparison of industrial low temperature heat transfer fluids. Use it to review and compare the specifications of each fluid from well-known suppliers and find suppliers with the low temperature heat transfer fluids with the characteristics you need for your process. September 1, 2020, p. 24.
Greenyard Frozen Improves Ammonia Safety Compliance
An ammonia leak detection system plus a software management system combine to keep ammonia leaks to a minimum for a frozen food processor. January/February 2020, p. 24.
Learn about the latest process cooling technology with this special section of products, tips and application ideas from manufacturers and suppliers. January/February 2020, p. 41.
Process Cooling Equipment: Innovation by Design
Learn about the latest process cooling technology with this special section of products, tips and application ideas from manufacturers and suppliers. April 2020, p. 42.
Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Expo Cancelled
The Sunshine State planned to host engineers, end users, wholesalers, manufacturers and contractors involved in natural refrigeration using ammonia and carbon dioxide, but COVID-19 forced IIAR to pivot to a virtual format. March 2020, p. 38.
Selecting Doors for Cold-Storage Operations
Finding the appropriate door for a cold-storage environment can be critical to improving operational and energy efficiency. April 2020, p. 24.
Aligning Application Requirements Is Key to Efficiency
Options abound when selecting a process cooling solution. A careful review of application requirements helps guide the best choice. May 2020, p. 14.
Classifying Temperature-Measurement Devices
The materials of construction, temperature range, accuracy and control requirements for each type of temperature-measuring device varies, but the key function remains the same.May 2020, p. 18.
Options for Industrial Temperature Measurement During Process Cooling
A primer on thermocouples — the most widely used temperature-measurement devices — also explores instruments to control temperature in industrial processes. July/August 2020, p. 9.
Temperature Control Basics for Hazardous Locations
Industrial control panels are being installed closer to the processes they are monitoring. Because they are designed for installation outdoors, many of these panels are exposed to the elements. At the same time, the controls are more susceptible to environmental changes than those in the past. As a result, the control panels must not allow the internal temperature of an enclosure to exceed the operating temperature of the controls. September 15, 2020, p. 6.
Using Radio Frequency Technology to Monitor Temperature in Produce Precooling
The ability to automate temperature monitoring during the precooling process saves time, energy and labor. October 15, 2020, p. 25.
Exercise Your Valves
Proper preventive maintenance is necessary to keep valve systems operating properly. May 2020, p. 27.
Overcoming Secondary Cooling Challenges in Food and Beverage Production
Plastic piping systems reduce maintenance, simply installation and have longer life spans in food and beverage applications. May 2020, p. 10.
Pressure-Relief Valve Insights
We are all consumers of technology innovations. Why should pressure-relief valves and three-way manifolds be any different? July/August 2020, p. 18.
Minimizing White Rust in Galvanized Cooling Systems
Startup passivation chemistry is critical to maximizing the useful life of the new tower. January/February 2020, p. 17.
Dealing with Sewage Contaminant Overload in the Food Industry
Bio-augmentation is an effective and natural way to reduce odors and bring wastewater within acceptable bounds for discharge. April 2020, p. 32.
Achieving Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment
Automated wastewater treatment systems help manufacturers remain in compliance with EPA and local standards while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal. April 2020, p. 20.
Wireless Technology Modernizes Power Plant Performance Monitoring
Using wireless technology cuts performance testing setup time from weeks to days by reducing wired infrastructure. April 2020, p. 28.
Advances in Water Treatment for Cooling Towers
As operators try to minimize water blowdown, chemical and nonchemical treatment methods are deployed. Another important aspect in maintained cooling tower water is bacterial control. Stringent discharge regulations and the desire to reduce chemical usage are driving cooling tower owners to look for new sustainable yet effective water treatment solutions. Such methods promise to reduce chemical consumption, improve water turnover and limit toxic chemical discharges to the environment. May 2020, p. 23.
Cooling Capabilities 2020: Water Treatment
Water treatment suppliers can help you maintain the water chemistry needed to protect your process equipment. Evaluate water treatment service providers using our Cooling Capabilities Chart. July/August 2020, p. 28.
Cooling Water Corrosion Control with Designed Passivation Films
Engineered film technology provides protective films on metals in cooling waters by exploiting the relationship between chemistry, water quality and desired film chemistry. September 15, 2020, p. 4.
Developing a Successful Industrial Water-Management Program
Factors that affect the success of a treatment program for industrial process waters include source and makeup water quality, process temperatures and operational conditions. November 1, 2020, p. 15.