Industries across the manufacturing spectrum — whether producing beverages, dairy products, petroleum, chemicals, plastics or electricity, to name a few — generate heat as a byproduct of the manufacturing process.
Globally, regardless of the industry, water and energy savings are becoming more important. This article explores the benefits of adiabatic cooling by looking at a new installation at a metal processing company that was scheduled to go online in late 2019. A case history helps illustrate how other industrial processors might take advantage of this technology.
Several global trends are contributing to the desire for cooling system solutions that can help companies use less energy and water for cooling. Heavy flooding in some regions, drought conditions in others, and extreme temperatures and weather events help drive the demand for such solutions.
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.
Roche Molecular Systems (RMS) is a diagnostic division of Hoffman-La Roche, the world’s largest biotech company. RMS manufactures equipment for medical diagnostic equipment for physicians, hospitals, and consumers.
A Middle Eastern liquid natural gas (LNG) facility can conserve around 3 million gallons of treated water every day by following recommendations from a water operations audit conducted by United Water Consultants (UWC).
As aging facilities are tapped to accommodate expanded manufacturing and broader process applications, facility owners and managers are faced with vexing challenges. Primary among them is how to meet these demands within realistic budget parameters.
As water resources become increasingly stressed by drought and intensifying demand from competing uses, industries that use significant quantities of water will face greater pressure to
adopt water-efficiency strategies that can decrease fresh-water withdrawals. One approach that facilities can adopt to reduce their draw from these supplies — thus reducing stress on drinking
water reserves — is to use alternative makeup water sources.