Johnson Controls, together with its affiliated brands York and RuskinTitus, joined Eurovent Middle East, an industry association representing manufacturers of process cooling, food cold chain, industrial ventilation and building automation technologies.
Multistack LLC, a privately held manufacturer of cooling, heating and energy-recovery systems, has acquired Budzar Industries, Willoughby, Ohio. Budzar manufactures custom temperature control and pumping systems for the rubber, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries.
Consider the lifecycle of a head of lettuce: The lettuce is grown, it is harvested, it is transported to be cleaned and wrapped, it is shipped to a grocery store to be displayed, and it is sold. Then, the consumer transports the lettuce home and stores it until it is ultimately eaten.
With 80 cranberry bogs, Canneberges Bécancour is one of the most productive cranberry farms in North America. The farm, which was established in 1996, processes about a half-million pounds of cranberries per day during a typical harvest, which lasts four to six weeks in late fall.
“Introduction to Food Chilling and Freezing” is designed for those needing a better understanding of the science and technologies for food chilling and freezing. It is recommended for food engineers, refrigeration engineers, engineering managers with refrigeration responsibilities and newly assigned food science staff.
When it comes to dependable performance and minimized maintenance, factory-assembled cooling towers made with advanced, engineered plastics offer a corrosion-resistant alternative to galvanized models. As such, plastic cooling towers are increasingly being used for food-processing applications. One such company is a soy sauce producer in California.
Europe’s F-Gas regulations mandate phase-downs in the amount of HFC refrigerants available. The economics of supply and demand mean refrigerant prices are rising. Effective leak-detection systems can alert users to even small leaks of the increasingly expensive refrigerants.
Under the F-Gas regulations, January marked the start of a sharp phase-down in the amount of HFC refrigerant that will be available to the European Union market: a reduction to 63 percent of the 2015 baseline figure.
For safe operations and maintenance, it is important employees know what is inside the pipes they are working around to prevent accidental exposure to hazards. If the contents in a pipe may be hazardous, that information should be clearly communicated as a matter of human safety.