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.
In 2020, COVID-19 has, in its own way, presented each of us with challenges and opportunities we could not have foreseen at the beginning of the year. Yet, that does not mean it must be a year in which we forego the experiences we value! Instead, we only must be willing to embrace the opportunities as they are presented to us.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, noted Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in Les Guêpes July 1848. (To be precise, he said it in French, but the sentiment is true in any language.) In 2020, I have been reminded time and again how true this epigram is.
In 2021, Process Cooling — with our sister publication, Process Heating — will play host to the inaugural Process Heating & Cooling Show, the only tradeshow to focus specifically on industrial applications.
I’ll admit, I’m a little out of touch on office décor: I have worked remotely since the mid-2000s. Do companies still display the framed art with inspirational sayings paired with dramatic photographs? You know the kind: an eagle soars across the sky in a black matte frame above a meaningful quote about ambition or excellence. If they don’t, they should.
Some farms grow food,” says the soothing yet authoritative voiceover in the commercial. “This one grows fuel.” So begins a recent television commercial from ExxonMobil that brings again to the consumer consciousness the idea of growing algae for biofuel production.
Summer — the season of family trips to national monuments, lazy days at the beach and camping — will soon be behind us. Besides the end of construction season for the northern one-third of the country, the seasons’ change brings us another welcome sight: tradeshow season.
It’s easy to take the breadth of information available to each of us today. Whether you want to learn more about the benefits of crop rotation, the sleeping habits of Australian shepherds or a refresher on the Reynolds number and the equation for flow in a pipe or tube, the answer is just a click away.
Check out the October 15, 2020 edition of Process Cooling: Precooling field produce for prolonged shelf life and quality, ammonia liquid chillers for accommodating plant growth, creating energy-efficient chiller systems, news, products and more!