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Condensers are used to prevent direct mixing between the shell-side steam and the cooling water flowing through the tubes in steam-turbine-driven equipment in power plants and food processing applications. Biofouling and other problems can lead to tube leaks and unplanned outages.
Almost every manufactured product uses water somewhere in the production process. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), industrial water is used for fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, cooling or transporting products.
Shell-and-tube heat exchangers that serve as process coolers often require an expansion joint to relieve stresses in critical exchanger components. Several factors should be considered when developing a cost-effective expansion joint design to ensure safe operation and reliability.
Over its operating lifetime, nearly every industrial chiller runs at 100 percent capacity only 1 percent of the time. In other words, 99 percent of the time, most industrial chillers operate at partial-load conditions. Using variable-speed technology can help improve the energy efficiency of process chillers.
Schneider Electric entered into an alliance partnership with Chilldyne, a supplier of liquid cooling solutions for data centers. Through the agreement, Schneider Electric will offer Chilldyne’s negative-pressure liquid cooling technology for data centers.
Julabo, a supplier of temperature control technology, continues its expansion with the acquisition of GAF. The medium-sized company based in Germany brings additional expertise in electronics and automation to Julabo, say the companies.
A collaboration between U.K.-based companies will offer integrated solutions for data center and high performance computing applications. nVent Electric’s cooling solutions, racks and enclosures enable Iceotope Technologies’ immersion cooling technologies to be deployed in data centers and other high performance computing environments.
A new facility equipped for training, repair and calibration services is expected to help Endress+Hauser, Greenwood, Ind., provide instrumentation, services and automation solutions to its customers in the Gulf region.
Emergent Cold Latin America, a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, acquired Brazil’s Martini Meat S.A. The acquisition adds four cold-storage facilities to Emergent LatAm’s regional network.
Lineage Logistics opened its newest fully automated cold-storage facility located near the Port of Virginia’s Virginia International Gateway in Portsmouth, which offers an integrated network of highways, air, rail and sea services.
FreezPak Logistics broke ground on a new cold-storage facility in Woodbridge, N.J. Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2022, it will consist of approximately 209,500 ft2 of freezer space and a 45,760 ft2 cool dock.
Consisting of a PVDF disc with fiber-reinforced polyamide housing and EPDM or FKM seals, the thermoplastic butterfly valve is suitable for pressures up to 232 psi (16 bar) and temperatures from 14 to 176°F (-10 to 80°C).
Developed for seasonal, short-term or long-term layup, Cooling Loop Gator protects enclosed spaces, including inaccessible and recessed surfaces as well as those in direct contact with cooling water, for up to 12 months.
When Nanobubble Generators are installed on cooling towers and heat exchangers, they convert the noncondensable gases that already exist in the water into nanobubbles that can help remove and prevent biofilms and deposits, says the manufacturer.