Articles Tagged with ''air handling''

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Good chiller maintenance practices for winter

As the temperatures start to drop, the proper maintenance and cleaning of chiller systems after shutdown can help avoid future problems.

Delaying maintenance can lead to more repair costs and lost production time.


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Sanitary Plant Design

A clean slate: Use it wisely

Not all processors have the luxury of picking a new property to build a food or beverage plant, but when they do, several factors affect sanitary design.
Starting with a clean slate is usually easier than renovating an older facility to catch up with food safety specifications as shown in the Food Engineering November 2014 article, “Renovate for the right reasons.”


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Centrifugal air compressors

FS-Elliott Polaris+ centrifugal air compressors come with flows ranging from 900 to 11,500 icfm, 250 to 3,000hp and pressures up to 150 psig.


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Dry Processing

Vacuum receiver

Engineered for dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems, the Flexicon stainless steel vacuum receiver comes with a pneumatically actuated dump valve.


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Zero-nitrogen generators

Parker Hannifin zero-nitrogen generators transform standard compressed air into a regulated supply of 99.9995% pure nitrogen with <0.1 ppm hydrocarbons.


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PVC Suction Hose

NewAge Industries Vardex chemical-resistant PVC suction hose is suitable for fluid or air transfer.


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Airflow meter

Used to measure compressed air and detect system inefficiencies or leaks, the FCI ST50 airflow meter utilizes thermal dispersion mass flow sensing technology to direct mass flow measurement.


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Five-blade Fan

Featuring a 5-blade profile and airfoil shape, the Kelley WAVE HVLS fan produces a cylindrical column of air that flows down to the floor and outward in all directions, creating a horizontal floor jet that circulates air in large spaces before pulling it back vertically toward the blades.


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Dry Processing

Hydrostatic precipitator

Used for wet dust collection and capture, the AAF International Type LVN RotoClone hydrostatic precipitator cleans the air with the combined action of centrifugal force and the intermixing of water and dust-laden air.
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Dry Processing

Bulk bag discharging system

The Material Transfer portable Material Master bulk bag discharging system features a forklift-loaded bulk bag lifting frame and an adjustable-height upper frame.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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