Understanding the Importance of Passivation

In recent years, as air and water pollution has increased, the quality of the circulated water in evaporative condensers and cooling towers has declined. As regulations limit the use of many corrosion inhibitors for the hot dip galvanizing process, such as chromates, the passivation process for protection has become even more critical. Read the source article at […]

Kraft Expands Cheese Plant

Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill., announced plans to make a $100 million investment at its Springfield, Mo., cheese plant. The manufacturing facility, which recently celebrated 75 years of operation, produces Kraft cheese and Kraft dinners. Read the source article at Refrigerated and Frozen Food

EPA Ozone Regulations Could Be Costliest in U.S. History

The National Association of Manufacturers said in a report that a more stringent ozone standard from the Obama Administration could carry a compliance price tag of $2.2 trillion from 2017 to 2040. NAM estimated that it would be the most expensive regulation the U.S. government has ever issued. Read the source article at nam.org

Bitzer Announces Expanded Operations in India

Compressor manufacturer BITZER announced that it is expanding its sales and support operations in India, specifically in Andhra Pradesh to support the growing demand for cold storage for the fisheries, meat, poultry and fruit and vegetable industries.  Read the source article at Cooling India

Reducing Risks Associated with Hot Gas Defrost and Avoiding the Liquid Hammer Effect

In a paper titled “Research on risk of hot gas defrosting and liquid hammer in ammonia refrigeration,” Yitai Ma and Haoxiang Gu from the Key Laboratory of Efficient Utilization of Low and Medium Grade Energy in China, gave an overview of the safety requirements for ammonia refrigeration. The paper was presented at the Gustav Lorentzen […]

ASHRAE announces ‘In Operation’ building energy rating

ASHRAE announced it is now using methodology from its standard for energy efficiency in existing buildings to calculate ‘in operation’ building energy rating. According to The ACHR News, the move is designed to allow greater uniformity for building types seeking an In Operation rating under ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program. Read the source article at RAC […]

Honeywell Gives Overview of Technology Behind New Ammonia Sensor

Honeywell Analytics’ announced a one-hour, no-cost webinar focused on the technology behind its new ammonia sensor. The company said its webinar gives attendees best practices and guidance on how to increase the assurance and reliability of safety, protect personnel, processes and profitability and improve the safety culture of a company, among other topics. Read the […]

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