Kurita Water Industries Ltd. of Japan acquired U.S. Water Services Inc., a Minnesota-based company that manufactures and sells water treatment chemicals and facilities, for $270 million. Kurita will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Global Water Services Holding Company Inc., which is the holding company of U.S. Water.
The 2019 R&T Forum will be held at the Pyle Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The annual training meeting of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium, planned for May 8-9, includes an agenda that explores ways to improve industrial ammonia refrigeration systems.
An electrochemical water treatment technology has been shown to reduce water use and cut operating costs for facilities operating HVAC systems utilizing cooling towers, according to a report by the General Services Administration.
A fluid cooler model incorporates finned coils to expand thermal performance and permit dry operation during a broader range of ambient temperatures. Marley DT can more effectively reject heat without evaporating water at ambient temperatures up to 20 degrees higher than with bare tube coils, which helps reduce costs associated with water usage, water treatment and pump energy.
The 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR 2019) will be held August 24-30 in Montreal. The event’s theme, “Refrigeration for Human Health and Future Prosperity”, will focus on energy saving and energy efficiency, food supply, health, reduction of global warming and protection of the ozone layer.
Lineage Logistics, a provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Preferred Freezer Services, a global network of temperature-controlled warehouses. The combined company will operate more than 1.3 billion ft3 of temperature-controlled capacity across 200 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Tippmann Innovation and Table Talk Pies broke ground on cold storage facility in Worcester, Mass., that sits adjacent to the pie maker’s 150,000 ft2 manufacturing facility. The 34,00 ft2 -10°F freezer warehouse with 3,440 pallet positions will enable Table Talk to streamline its production and distribution processes.
According to a local report, Cloverleaf Cold Storage is planning a $4.2 million, 46,000 ft2 expansion at its 219,000 ft2 agricultural cold storage facility in Columbus, Ohio. The project would add five jobs to a staff of 31 at the plant, which includes an industrial freezer and loading docks.
Industrial process cooling equipment such as cooling towers or chillers can corrode before they are installed or while they are temporarily laid up for the season. This is especially so if equipment is exposed to harsh outdoor conditions during shipping or storage.
The business of industrial refrigeration covers a gamut of processes from high temperature process chilling to low temperature freezers. Industrial refrigeration is a large business sector: Its importance and impact within industries such as food processing and construction cannot be underestimated.
For critical process cooling applications, carefully taking into account the conditions in which your process chiller will be used, and the process for which it will be used, will help you identify the features most needed on your system. Use the following checklist as a guideline for purchasing industrial process chillers.
Nicotra Gebhardt RQM MultiEvo system is more efficient than conventional or electronically commutated fans, says the manufacturer. Its compact design combines the handling of free-running centrifugal fans with the effectiveness of traditional housing fans.
ProtEX Vortex A/C enclosure cooler was granted certification for Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D; Class II, Division 1, Groups F and G; and Class III. The UL classification is on top of the existing ATEX certification for Zones 1 and 21, which complies with the latest EN ISO 80079 36:2016 standard.