Check out the November/December 2021 edition of Process Cooling: In this issue, we look at effective VOC control with cryogenic condensation, safety solutions for ammonia detection, a preview of the upcoming RETA National Conference and much more!
The Switzerland-based Bachem Group specializes in developing and manufacturing peptides and oligonucleotides. As a full-service provider, Bachem offers products for clinical active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development and commercial applications as well as exclusive custom synthesis.
U.S. food producers waste approximately 40 percent of the end-product before it reaches the final consumer. In total, this number comes out to approximately 36 billion pounds of food. A primary driver of product loss is poor environmental conditions that cause food to spoil or lose quality.
Fluorocarbons such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) — long the industrial refrigerant of choice — are no longer a viable option due to increasing environmental restrictions.
A permanent concrete waterproofing solution is expected to help the new Louisiana Pigment specialty chemicals plant in Westlake, La., get long life from its cooling tower. The waterproofing agent is designed to protect concrete structures exposed to groundwater pressure.
Johnson Controls joined the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC), an organization focused on the development of digital twin technology, or digital, virtual representations of a real-life system. They often are used to optimize maintenance. Members of DTC include companies such as Microsoft, GE Digital and Northrop Grumman.
Grundfos, a provider of pump solutions and water technologies, entered into an agreement to acquire Mechanical Equipment Co. Inc. (MECO). U.S.-based MECO provides industrial water treatment products and technologies.
Canada’s Feel Foods Ltd. completed construction of a 2,600 ft3 cold-storage facility. The cold storage and corporate headquarters in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, will serve as the logistical hub for both its plant-based meat and cheese products.
Munters signed a strategic turnkey project to design and build a full-scale lithium battery laboratory in Scandinavia. Lithium battery production requires a highly controlled environment with stable temperature and humidity in order to ensure high quality in the end product and safety in production.
Lineage Logistics LLC completed the expansion of its Heywood Northern Superhub in Manchester, United Kingdom. The upgraded facility will provide cold storage for major food manufacturing, service and retail brands.
Ice Cube Cold Storage & Logistics is building a, 200,000 ft2 facility around the corner from its headquarters on the south coast of Massachusetts. The facility will focus its services on frozen value-added production and e-commerce fulfillment services.
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore in Tasley, Va., unveiled the Freezer Expansion Project at its Eastern Shore Branch. The freezer and cooler expansion will enable the Foodbank to safely accept and distribute an additional 42,000 lb of frozen product and 92,000 lb of fresh produce to communities on the Eastern Shore and in southeastern Virginia.
Designed to control the flow of water, oil, air, gas, solvents, brine, vacuum and any other fluids not reactive with construction materials and free of sediment, the solenoid valve opens when energized and closes when de-energized.
Custom blast freezer features include bimetallic couplers; low temperature (-40) DX ammonia evaporator system with smart hot-gas defrost; antimicrobial fin materials and coil construction; and USDA sanitary design for food processing applications.