A partnership between Goodway Technologies and Multistack, a manufacturer of chiller systems, is intended to simplify the selection of cleaning chemicals for ensuring heat transfer and efficiencies remain optimal. Owners of Multistack chillers can use an online tool from Goodway to identify the type and amount of cleaner to use as well as how long to circulate the cleaning fluids.
The Solar Impulse Foundation endorsed the Turbocor oil-free compressor as one of the top 1,000 solutions for protecting the environment. Manufactured by Danfoss, the Turbocor compressor has been installed in water- and air-cooled chiller systems more than 68,000 times worldwide, says the company.
Carrier Transicold Europe, located in Rueil-Malmaison, France, will collaborate with Chemours to specify and adopt an Opteon XL low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant to replace R-452A in transport refrigeration in 2021.
The Ammonia Refrigeration Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Founders Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to up to three collegiate juniors exhibiting exceptional character and an interest in pursuing an engineering or related technical degree leading to a career in the refrigeration field.
Designed for food processing and temperature-controlled storage applications, an air-cooled, low charge ammonia freezer is charged with as little as 0.52 kg/kW of natural refrigerant ammonia. Azanefreezer 2.0 reduces refrigerant charge by up to 96 percent compared to traditional ammonia systems and avoids the need for complex valve stations within the cold storage or food production facility.
Americold acquired privately held Lanier Cold Storage for $82 million. Lanier Cold Storage consists of two temperature-controlled storage facilities, which total over 14 million ft3 and approximately 51,000 pallet positions, in Gainesville and Lula, Ga.
Stellar is designing and building a new facility for Fairlife LLC, a producer of nutritious milk beverages. The 300,000 ft2 production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Ariz., will incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies and energy-saving equipment to reduce power consumption.
Industrial refrigeration systems have long taken a standardized approach when it comes to their design and construction. Over time, industrial cooling trended toward no longer being engineered so much as replicated, using decades-old but proven designs. This was the case even for new facilities. Ultimately, the results were that industrial cooling systems were falling behind in terms of available technology.
When treating wastewater, sludge and digestate, it often can be beneficial to reduce the volume of material or increase the solids content as well. Mechanical dewatering via a centrifuge or belt press — to separate solids and liquids — is standard for the water treatment and anaerobic digestion sectors.
Freeze drying is a dehydration technique commonly used in food processing as well as biological, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. In these technical scenarios, the application of heat for evaporative drying will either degrade the material to be dried or change its form and structure (Zhang et al., 2018).
Electrical equipment is almost always specified by manufacturers for operation within an optimal temperature range. That range is defined by the conditions that will ensure the equipment’s reliability, performance, efficiency and physical integrity are protected.
ShockWave is a thermally engineered alternative to standard vertical-fluted products. Its enhanced vertical-flute orientation and PowerCurve design leverage the fouling resistance of vertical-fluted products with the thermal performance of high efficiency fills.