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Editor's Note

Are you going above and beyond in your sustainability programs?

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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While sustainability programs have become the new normal at most manufacturing facilities, there is always room for improvement and another project to tackle.


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37th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Hygienic design for safe food

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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As FSMA gels, processors are concerned about safe food and plants while stepping up product output with the same energy inputs.


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Manufacturing News

Cheap energy—but for how long?

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The lower price of natural gas has unfortunately caused some users to take short-term views of energy prices.


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Field Reports

On-demand steam meets pet food production requirements

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The new steam generator also satisfies California’s tough emission regulations.
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Technology Sourcebook

Energy flow monitor

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The Clark Model DNEM energy flow monitor measures energy transfer in heating/cooling systems, heat recovery applications, efficiency measurement/verification systems and other applications.


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Technology Sourcebook

Biomass to biogas system

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 The BCS AFC2 advanced fluidized co-digestion and co-generation biomass to biogas system provides up to 90% conversion of organic feedstock solids with no residual sludge.  


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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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Fabulous Food Plants

Automation keeps fruit fresh at Paramount Citrus

This 640,000-sq.-ft. citrus fruit processing/packaging facility is almost completely automated and has a roof of solar cells and a fuel cell system to supply energy to the plant and the grid.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.


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TECH FLASH

Cool energy waste in your refrigeration systems!

Energy audits can spot potential waste and provide short-term fixes, but a refrigeration energy management system can keep temperatures and costs cool.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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A modular energy management system can keep a facility’s cooling costs under control.


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Sustainable Plant of the Year

Plumrose Council Bluffs: Lean, mean and fully automated

Automating an entire raw meat cooking and packaging plant saves water, cuts energy usage and gets the product perfect the first time—without rework.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The facility was not only constructed with sustainability in mind, but sustainability can be found everywhere you look. 


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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.

Podcasts

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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FSMA Audit

What is the is most important step you have taken to become ready for a FSMA audit?
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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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