Food and beverage manufacturing facilities have made unprecedented improvements over the past decade, but industry leaders know there are still many ways to increase profits while addressing environmental concerns. Once again, Food Engineering and PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network are partnering to honor exceptional sustainability achievements within food, beverage and consumer products manufacturing operations.
In 2012, industry (comprised of manufacturing, agriculture, mining and construction) accounted for about one-third (30.6 quads) of the US’s total primary energy consumption, according to a recently released DOE report entitled “Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency.”
Ecolab, Inc.—global water, energy and hygiene technology provider—has acquired controlling interest in Jianghai Environmental Protection Co. Ltd., an industrial water treatment company headquartered in Changzhou, China.
No question about it, the numbers of reportable food and beverage projects in 2014 hit a nine-year high—a total of 635 compared to 555 in 2013, according to Food Engineering’s 38th Annual Plant Construction Survey.
Fully interoperable with power measuring terminals to serve as a compact data collector for comprehensive energy management, the Beckhoff CX8091 compact embedded PC can serve as a universal small controller for a range of applications.
From 2006 to 2010, 8,600 structure fires were reported at US industrial or manufacturing facilities, resulting in 11 fatalities, 230 injuries and $753 million in direct property damage, according to NFPA research.