Check out the October 1, 2020 edition of Process Cooling: Tips for food freezing equipment, avoiding costly heat exchanger failures, cutting down on dust and downtime with cabinet coolers, and much more!
On a busy day not long ago in an Atlanta food processing plant, workers bustled, producing breaded products like onion rings and fish sticks. Excitement was in the air. Unfortunately, flour dust was also in the air. While workers found ways to deal with it on their clothes, the equipment was another story.
A lack of effective cooling due to heat exchanger failure can cause production losses and unplanned downtime. Fortunately, two common causes of exchanger loss — mechanical failures and chemically induced corrosion — can be prevented.
Heat exchangers are used in many critical processes to protect other valuable manufacturing equipment, optimize energy consumption and reduce associated operating costs. A properly selected, installed and maintained heat exchanger can help enhance the reliability and efficiency of a fluid system.
In 2020, COVID-19 has, in its own way, presented each of us with challenges and opportunities we could not have foreseen at the beginning of the year. Yet, that does not mean it must be a year in which we forego the experiences we value! Instead, we only must be willing to embrace the opportunities as they are presented to us.
A blow-through evaporative condenser for industrial refrigeration applications has been specifically designed and built to simplify installation for contractors and provide extended life for operators.
Starting in June 2017, Real Alternatives 4 Life, led by eight project partners, aimed to develop training materials, practical exercises and assessments to standardize the skills set and requirements for handling low GWP refrigerants globally.
A corrosion-resistant vacuum pump has been designed to guard against the damaging effects of ammonia-based refrigerants. The NP12DA1 ammonia vacuum pump from Navac combines protection with power via a flow rate of 12 cfm for fast performance.
A redesigned chiller series now comes standard using an advanced PLC control system with ModBus RTU and a 7” color touch screen. The control system provides extensive diagnostic capabilities with a range of communication options including Modbus, BACnet and LonWorks.
Americold Realty Trust acquired a 3.2 million ft3 cold-storage facility in Tampa, Fla., for $25 million and closed on a previously announced acquisition of AM-C Warehouses in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, totaling 13.8 million ft3, for $82.5 million.
Investex II LLC, a real estate development firm, is constructing a cold storage and manufacturing facility in Round Rock, Texas. The 125,000 ft2 plant, which will be operated by Triple Temp Cold Storage LLC, will house nearly 20,000 pallet positions and is expected to create 60 new jobs over the next five years.
Hudsonville Ice Cream will break ground on a cold-storage distribution hub that will span almost 160,000 ft2 when completed. The $35 million project by design-build firm Tippmann Construction is expected to be completed next spring.