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.
Forging — a manufacturing process of shaping metal by applying a variety of powerful compressive forces to it — is known for producing parts that have excellent fracture toughness and ductility while also offering impact resistance and fatigue strength.
A steel plant had no choice but to use river water for its cooling towers. Adding electrodeionization water treatment equipment made it possible.
November 20, 2018
Water is an expensive resource for industrial companies, and it can be especially so for those that rely on cooling towers as a part of the manufacturing process. Cooling towers use a large amount of water on a consistent basis and are subject to scaling and corrosion issues. When the equipment is not maintained properly, an even greater amount of water can be used — and sometimes wasted.
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.
Mobile, on-demand water treatment solutions provide options for industries needing high quality water in an emergency or for a scheduled outage. With that in mind, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is opening a new mobile water service center in Atlanta.
A tool designed for industrial engineers and fan users, the Chicago Blower fan engineering app includes information on the basic fan laws. In addition, the app is equipped with application formulas, temperature and altitude correction factors, duct friction loss, tip speed values and corrections for density.
Designed to help implement a low charge ammonia refrigeration systems management program, a new guide from IIAR, Low Charge Ammonia Refrigeration Management (ARM-LC) Guidebook and Summary Guide, is available.
Johnson Controls, together with its affiliated brands York and RuskinTitus, joined Eurovent Middle East, an industry association representing manufacturers of process cooling, food cold chain, industrial ventilation and building automation technologies.
Daikin Applied Europe opened a climatic test chamber designed to accommodate all cooling-specific applications. The facility in Cecchina, near Rome, offers testing to recognized International Standards across a range of operational modes in all climate conditions.
Ovivo Inc., a provider of water and wastewater treatment equipment and systems, acquired FilterBoxx Water & Environmental Corp. and its subsidiaries. Alberta-based FilterBoxx designs and supplies modular water and wastewater solutions for industrial applications.
A margarine processing line for Kerry Oils & Grains (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. employs scraped surface heat exchanger (SSHE) technology, which uses carbon dioxide as the refrigerant. It is the first company in China to build a processing line based on this technology.
Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc. is expanding its line of off-the-shelf heat pipes. The thermal engineering and manufacturing company asserts that by the end of 2018, it will provide the broadest offering of off-the-shelf heat pipes.
The Process Safety Management Professional (PSMP) certificate is designed to equip PSM coordinators with the knowledge and skills required to successfully carry out their important and challenging role in ammonia-refrigerated facilities.
Danfoss launched its Mobile CO₂ Training Unit in September 2016 to provide training about CO2 refrigeration to installers, service technicians and OEM engineers. This fall, the company will visit three states and offer training.
Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. acquired privately held IsH20Top (pronounced “isotope”) Group, a Quebec-based provider of high-purity water treatment equipment and systems, equipment maintenance services and service deionization. The acquisition strengthens Evoqua’s Canadian service capabilities.
United States Cold Storage opened a 224,000 ft2 distribution center in Denton, Texas. The site has space for 25,802 pallets of goods, and temperatures for storage range from -120 to 60°F. The company, which invested $34 million in the facility, has hired 33 employees with plans to add more by the third year of operation.
Jamison Door Co., which makes insulated doors for cold-storage businesses, broke ground on a new facility in Washington Twp., Pa. The 112-year-old company plans to invest around $3.7 million in a 50,000 ft2 production plant that will employ 35 workers.
A M King announced the completion of Aldi Inc.’s distribution center and division headquarters in Dinwiddie County, Va. The 562,500 ft2 facility will serve approximately 70 to 80 Aldi stores and is expected to eventually create approximately 200 jobs.
Model TEK has backward-curved airfoil wheels. The manufacturing method for the impellers combines injection-molding techniques with high strength plastics to produce a wheel stronger than steel yet half its weight.
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.
The ColdTrak web portal provides enhanced features and allows shippers to upload documentation about each shipment. Shippers can customize high/low alarm settings, and alerts are automatically sent when out-of-range conditions occur.
Evapoway is designed to help companies with the evaporation of frost and condensate where no drain is available or practical. The electric condensate evaporators have passed rigorous testing and are UL recognized.
The RLC Series can be installed as a positive or negative pressure trap. The air-trap does not require standing water to prevent gas (typically air) from entering or leaving the unit. With the occurrence of condensate or other water sources within the unit, the water flows out of the unit, but no gas flows beyond the trap.
The 303 stainless steel air jets provide efficient cooling, blowoff and cleaning within corrosive, high temperature or washdown environments. These stainless steel air jets replace open tubes and pipe nipples on parts cleaning, drying and cooling operations.
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.
Model 9950 Gen2b adds functionality to the capabilities of Model 9950, thereby enabling multiple measurement readings in one transmitter. It fully supports the company’s Smart Sensor electronics for pH/ORP measurements.