In industrial facilities such as manufacturing and processing plants as well as mills, forges and refineries, cooling towers often are used to remove heat from machinery, heated process material and fluids, buildings and other sources by exchanging the heat using water or chemical solutions as a coolant.
More robust and corrosion-resistant designs are increasing the safety and performance of safety-relief valves. The manufacturing and applications for relief valves and manifolds are continuously improving.
The versatile thermocouple is the most widely used industrial temperature-measurement device. Thermocouples are made by joining two pieces of dissimilar wire, and they can be sized by the gauge of wire used.
Industrial operations continue to confront numerous issues with the cooling towers employed to cool industrial processes. The towers cool the processes by evaporatively cooling the circulating water used for process cooling.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, noted Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in Les Guêpes July 1848. (To be precise, he said it in French, but the sentiment is true in any language.) In 2020, I have been reminded time and again how true this epigram is.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) launched a website that will provide user-friendly access to the most relevant information in refrigeration. The site’s design will adapt to any electronic device for comfortable viewing.
Chillventa, the Nuremberg, Germany-based biennial event that is one of the largest HVAC&R trade shows in the world, has been postponed until 2022, with a digital event now scheduled to take place on the original dates, October 13-15, 2020.
Air inlet filtration provides benefits to both wet and dry cooling systems, either protecting fin coils from becoming blocked due to airborne contamination or reducing the amount of contamination that can be drawn into operating cooling towers. Fabrics are flexible, strong, lightweight and capable of operating in extreme conditions, making them ideal solutions to these applications.
An order for reportedly the first full-scale industrial ultrahigh-pressure reverse osmosis (UHP RO) system was receive by Saltworks. The new system includes spiral-wound membranes rated to 1,800 psi (124 bar). A U.S. manufacturer of advanced materials will use the system to achieve a tenfold reduction in disposal volume while recovering clean water for reuse.
Due to market forces and conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Master-Bilt manufacturing facility in New Albany, Miss., will permanently close, says owner Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG).
Minimized noise, vibrations and pulsations, and reduced maintenance requirements, are among the features of a line of subcritical compressors intended for industrial low temperature applications in cold stores and the food industry.
Americold Realty Trust, an owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, partnered with Feed the Children, a nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to support COVID-19 relief for families in crisis.
Ahold Delhaize USA has partnered with Americold to build two fully automated frozen warehouses that will expand its cold storage space by 24 million ft3. The new facilities are part of the Dutch-based company’s supply-chain transformation plan as it transitions to an integrated, self-distribution model.
PS Series provides 2.0 to 3.5 hp cooling capacities with a compact footprint. These air-cooled packaged chillers have an enclosure design that simplifies service and maintenance and conserves production floor space.
Applications for the line of sanitary temperature control systems include biotechnology and pharmaceutical, extrusion, food and beverage processing, laboratory, medicine and vitamin processing, mixers and blenders, packaging, pet food processing, personal care/cosmetics, reactors, sterilizers and fermenters, surgical equipment and devices, and vessels/jacketed tanks.
Check out the September 15, 2020 edition of Process Cooling: Improving cooling system reliability with filtration, cooling water corrosion control, choosing a water filtration system, new products and much more!