Greenyard Frozen has more than 50 years of experience in providing fresh-frozen fruits and vegetables. At its King’s Lynn production site in the United Kingdom — one of the company’s 10 sites across Europe — Greenyard Frozen needed a robust refrigerant leak detection and notification system.
Evaporative cooling has been around for centuries. Also called adiabatic cooling (particularly in Europe), evaporative cooling is the earliest form of air-side cooling known to man. In spite of that, it also is probably the least understood — and sometimes maligned — solution to cooling.
The mechanical rooms in large multi-building industrial facilities are the hub of process temperature and climate control. Areas such as central utility plants, boiler and chiller rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, and fuel rooms house myriad process cooling and heating equipment as well as systems for comfort heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems.
Series GS-400 supports safety compliance inside of machinery rooms, mechanical equipment rooms, chiller plants, cold storage facilities and walk-in freezers by monitoring for refrigerant leaks for numerous gases, including HFCs, HFOs, HCFCs, CO2 and NH3 (ammonia).
Based on a digital platform that provides multiple communication and integration options, the line of fixed gas detectors includes basic to heavy-duty models with sensor technology to match the specific refrigerant, application and safety requirements of the refrigeration system.
I spent one summer during my college years working in a meat-packing plant. My job was to stand adjacent to a conveyor line, wearing multiple layers of clothing and gloves, and pack stacks of frozen hamburger patties in a box. As long as I kept up with the feed of burgers traveling toward me interminably, I was doing a good job.
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.
GCAP's Ammonia Safety Day is June 14, 2018. Vendor and participant registration at this link. This will be the largest safety day to year and celebrating the 10-annual event and anticipated over 400 attendees. Limited seating for participants and vendors.