Compressors, often referred to as the heart of the refrigeration cycle, are typically the largest energy consumers. Condensers fill the role of rejecting heat from a refrigerated space to the atmosphere by condensing the refrigerant.
Design-build companies provide single-source responsibility for all aspects of a project. For users of process cooling, the design-build approach means that single supplier — with a team consisting of architects, refrigeration engineers, designers and contracting field engineers, among others — helps eliminate overlap in design and construction phases, streamlining project completion. In addition, the processor has a single supplier that takes full responsibility for the project from conception to completion.
The use of additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — continues to grow significantly. Expanding from the printing of tooling, fixtures and prototypes into the full production of robust, reliable products used throughout many industries, 3D printing has moved well beyond simply printing uncomplicated plastic parts.
The AEC High Efficiency Central Chillers are remarkably energy efficient and can save processors up to 60% in electrical costs. The system continuously measures ambient and process conditions and will adjust to operate in the most efficient manner.
Heater/chiller units offer configurability and compactness via a single combined package. The integrated system saves space because both circuits are contained in one cabinet and are managed by a single controller.
Lasers have become ubiquitous tools in the industrial space. Since being invented in the 1960s, the laser’s ability to cut, mark and bind tough materials has only strengthened. With these improvements, lasers have become a crucial component when making many everyday products.
When most hear the terms “Internet of Things” or “IoT,” they think of readily available gadgets that can remotely control their home’s climate, play their favorite songs or automatically adjust their backyard smoker based on the temperature of the brisket.
IIAR’s Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Show, an annual event that combines three days of exhibitions with a full conference program focused on natural refrigeration using ammonia and carbon dioxide, was cancelled on March 11 due to the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19.
Many processes contain dirty gas streams that need to be cooled and cleaned prior to the next step in the process. This article will look at directly cooling these streams and methods for effectively removing contaminants from dirty gas streams.
For decades, cooling towers have provided an efficient means of cooling industrial process loops by providing the lowest operating temperatures available. At the same time, through the years, water-based cooling systems have evolved.
Check out the April 2020 edition of Process Cooling: Choosing a chiller for 3D printing, achieving compliance with automated wastewater treatment, selecting doors for cold-storage operations and much more!