Articles Tagged with ''energy''

TECH FLASH

Cooking and cooling: A practical approach to energy savings

Many processes cool the cooked product in one fell swoop; adding a stage between can save energy and water.
August 28, 2013

A mid-process quench cycle with ambient-temperature tap water can capture much of the product’s heat before it enters the primary cool zone.


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Dry Processing

Product separator

August 7, 2013

 The Sweco MX Vibro-Energy round separator features a totally enclosed weight guard that prevents reach-in injuries.  


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Wastewater Treatment

Waste not, want not

Not one wastewater treatment solution is suitable for every application, so it’s essential to find the one that fits your budget and future water and energy needs.
August 7, 2013

With the right strategies, you could decrease wastewater surcharges from your publicly owned treatment works and recoup some energy out of your wastewater. 


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TECH FLASH

Methods to curb energy rate increases

Many processors have already switched out inefficient lighting and invested in high-efficiency motors, and some have tried demand control while others have instituted real-time purchasing of energy.
June 26, 2013

FE interviewed Brian Flynn, chief technology officer of ZF Energy Development, to discuss the options processors have in cutting energy costs.


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
June 12, 2013
FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Technology Sourcebook

Battery chargers

June 12, 2013

 Used with battery-powered forklifts, the Crown Equipment FS5 battery charger provides a charging current up to 300A; the FS9 model provides a charging current up to 540A.  


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Technology Sourcebook

Power distributor box

May 16, 2013

Providing energy management that can withstand harsh industrial environments outside of electrical cabinets, the Beckhoff EP9214 power distributor box provides the ability to supply up to 4 NEC class-2 circuits via typical M8 plug connectors.


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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.
May 13, 2013

There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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Tech Update: Meat & Poultry Processing

Employing energy savings as a competitive edge

May 13, 2013

Known for their heavy use of energy, the meat and poultry industries need to cut usage wherever they can.


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Engineering R&D

Moving dry food sterilization ahead full-steam

A new pasteurization and sterilization approach for dry goods relies on saturated steam to purge pathogenic germs
May 13, 2013

In the process, it widens the window of product types treatable by the same unit.


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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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