In the March issue of Process Cooling, we look at managing biological fouling in cooling towers, lessons learned from processors who used filtration to improve operations, the cost-effectiveness of an absorption chiller and much more!
In cooling towers, biofilms cause microbial-induced corrosion (MIC) and equipment failures; in membrane systems, biofilms cause scaliing and reduce the life of the equipment. Learn how one pharmaceutical company handled the problem when biological fouling threatened their process.
Natural refrigerants deserve to be a bigger part of the climate-saving solution. CO2 has the potential to be as common of a refrigerant as R404A is today, at least for industrial process refrigeration systems.
Absorption chillers offer distinct, and sometimes surprising, advantages for industrial cooling applications. To truly evaluate the cost-effectiveness of an absorption chiller, it is critical to take into account how COPs correspond with actual energy costs.
Process Heating and Process Cooling — the world’s most-read low temperature industrial heating and cooling engineering resources — would like to recognize your innovative efforts with the inaugural Process Heating & Process Cooling Innovation Award.
Evapco Inc. acquired Systèmes LMP, Canada, a CO2 refrigeration systems manufacturer. Evapco expects the strategic alliance to support its efforts to meet growing market demand for environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems using natural refrigerants.
Multi-Wing America, the North American subsidiary of Multi-Wing Group, opened a manufacturing plant in New Caney, Texas. The facility near Houston produces select high volume Multi-Wing modular axial fans for engine cooling and HVACR applications.
M&M Carnot, a Source Capital LLC platform company, has acquired Logix, a Seattle-area controls manufacturer serving the industrial refrigeration market with controls for wineries, cold storage warehouses, distribution centers, and processing plants.
An oil-free compressor with a 400-ton/1,400-kW nominal capacity rating received the Product of the Year Award at the 2022 AHR Expo in Las Vegas. The variable-speed, magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressor utilizes a hybrid compression design that is optimized for use with low-GWP refrigerant R-1233zd.
Piovan Group completed its acquisition of IPEG Inc., which is comprised of Conair, Thermal Care, Pelletron and Republic Machine. IPEG is a Delaware-based company active in industrial automation for industrial chiller manufacturing. Thermal Care manufactures industrial water chillers and process cooling equipment. Conair manufactures a range of dryers, process heaters and chillers.
The Kelvin Group acquired Refrigeration Design & Service Inc. (RD&S), an industrial refrigeration services provider based in Philadelphia with offices in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and Deatsville, Ala. RD&S provides a full line of services to meet the needs of the industrial refrigeration marketplace.
California-based Cryogenic Machinery Corp. (Cryo-Mach) manufactures single-stage horizontal centrifugal pumps for industrial gas suppliers. In an effort to meet environmental standards, the company transitioned away from using harmful sealants and lubricants in its products.
Two team members at Colmac Coil, Colville, Wash., are certified as UL 508A manufacturer technical representatives following the successful completion of the Underwriters Laboratories MTR training program.
Alfa Laval and Microsoft have teamed up to facilitate service and maintenance of Alfa Laval’s Laval plate heat exchangers. The two companies will jointly develop digital tools to allow customers to self-assess whether and which heat exchanger services might be needed.
RLS Logistics added two companies to the RLS network of cold-chain solution providers: Hutt Trucking and Logistics of Holland, Mich., and Performance Cold Storage of Salt Lake City, Utah. The companies will be known as RLS Hutt and RLS Performance.
Art Mulder & Sons Trucking will invest $31 million in a 147,000 ft2 expansion in Holland, Mich., that will include freezer and cooler warehouse storage, refrigerated dock space and capacity for food processing. The project will create up to 55 new jobs.
A M King completed construction of a south Texas distribution center for Mexico-based GAB Operations LLC (GAB). The 45,590 ft2 facility will provide increased cold-storage capacity for fresh produce and serve as a hub for the company’s U.S. and Canadian customers.
Lineage Logistics LLC acquired Van Tuyl Logistics, H&S Coldstores and Frigocare Rotterdam BV. These transactions will grow the company’s presence in the Netherlands by more than 8.8 million ft3 (250,000 m3) of cold-storage capacity.