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.
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With the Ecodry 4.0 system, the company’s Microgel, Turbogel and Thermogel process-synchronized mold temperature control units are used to provide an operating temperature range of 41 to 392°C (5 to 200°C).
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.
Greenyard Frozen has more than 50 years of experience in providing fresh-frozen fruits and vegetables. At its King’s Lynn production site in the United Kingdom — one of the company’s 10 sites across Europe — Greenyard Frozen needed a robust refrigerant leak detection and notification system.
Series MM have food-grade wetted materials and a construction that enables clean-in-place (CIP) and sanitize-in-place (SIP) capabilities. The pump design incorporates soft redirections without rotating parts and shaft seals in the product chamber.
The mechanical rooms in large multi-building industrial facilities are the hub of process temperature and climate control. Areas such as central utility plants, boiler and chiller rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, and fuel rooms house myriad process cooling and heating equipment as well as systems for comfort heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and systems.
Shell-and-tube heat exchangers — first introduced in the 1900s — have long been used in all types of process applications because of their robust design. Shell-and-tube heat exchangers are able to withstand high pressures and temperatures, and these features are among the reasons for their wide use.
The RHD Series has a continuous scraping action to enhance the mixing of viscous products. Its sealing system allows for the removal of individual tubes for cleaning or maintenance while offering increased strength.
Manufacturing processes can produce adverse ambient conditions that can affect employees, production uptime and product quality. Using ancillary systems with production equipment can produce excess heat in the building, sometimes increasing the ambient temperature by 20°F (11°C) or more. These temperature fluctuations can create a difficult environment for employees as well as equipment.