Check out the April 2021 edition of Process Cooling, featuring automatic water filtration for hydroelectric power plants, 4 components for effective process chiller design, vortex tube coolers, leak testing semi-welded plate heat exhangers, industrial fans, products, news and much more!
The hydroelectric power industry has long been an important source of low carbon energy. In 2019, the total U.S. conventional hydroelectricity generation capacity was 79,746 megawatts — or about 80 million kilowatts — according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Developing an industrial process chiller system for low temperature applications has many challenges, but it can be — and has been — done. This article discusses common challenges and shares insights into research that was used to design a chiller system that operates to -45°F (-43°C) fluid temperatures.
Leak testing of semi-welded plate heat exchangers can accurately verify leak rates and, thereby, the safety of the exchanger. To confidently detect leakage and meet leak rates required by law, a gas that has molecules smaller than water and refrigerants should be utilized for leak testing.
Without proper cooling, electrical cabinets can become like ovens. To effectively protect the sensitive electronics within the cabinets, you must overcome the heat radiating from the equipment in the panel.
Around this time last year, we were all awakening to the pandemic — and how it might change our plans for 2020 and beyond. Around the same Process Cooling, along with our sister publication, Process Heating, announced the inaugural Process Heating & Cooling Show, originally scheduled for June 2021.
GF Piping Systems, a GF division, acquired FGS Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda. of Cajamar, Brazil. FGS manufactures high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes, fittings and piping systems. According to GF Piping Systems, the acquisition facilitate the company growing its business in Brazil and the South American region.
Advanced Material Processing has formed AMP Thermal Process Group. The new division will draw on existing products and solutions from sister companies Marion Process Solutions and Kason Corp, according to AMP.
Due to the extended duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration canceled the face-to-face portion of its 2021 Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo. The event will be held online in June 2021.
Cimco Refrigeration, a Canadian industrial refrigeration contractor who also serves the recreational refrigeration market, will no longer manufacture recreational ice-rink packages that use high GWP refrigerants, including HFO blends such as R513a.
Due to the extended duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and state regulations in Illinois, the Process Heating & Cooling Show has been postponed to June 15-16, 2022, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. This inaugural event, which is being produced by BNP Media’s Process Heating and Process Cooling magazines, was originally scheduled to take place June 2021.
Vortex Cold Storage selected Albert Lea, Minn., as the site for its 170,000 ft2 temperature-controlled Safe Quality Food Certified (SQF) storage facility, which will offer temperatures ranging from 40° to -20°F.
Alaska Cargo and Cold Storage LLC (ACCS) and the State of Alaska executed a 55-year lease agreement at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) for the development of a more than 700,000 ft2 climate-controlled warehouse facility.
Design-build firm A M King partnered with Aldi U.S. to provide property consulting, design and construction of a facility in Loxley, Ala. The 570,660 ft2 divisional headquarters and distribution center will service more than 100 stores in southern Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.
Nucor Corp. plans to build a third TrueCore manufacturing facility to be located in Brigham City, Utah. TrueCore produces insulated metal panels that are used as exterior walls, interior partitions, ceilings and roofs in the cold-storage and industrial construction markets.
Refrigeration and compressors are designed for use in the presence of flammable and explosive gases and dusts. The hermetically sealed compressors are based on quiet, compact scroll and reciprocating technologies.
The option to add variable-frequency drives to control the pump motor to the company’s line of industrial variable-speed drive chillers means users may be able to cut operating costs and add remote management features.
Model K combines two independent temperature-sensing devices into a single instrument. For local indication, a silicone-dampened mechanical ANSI/IEC/EN classified bimetal system drives the pointer over a 3.15, 3.94, 5.19 or 5.91" (80, 100, 130 or 150 mm) diameter dial.