Articles Tagged with ''energy''

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


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Manufacturing News

Energy management improves business performance

Ever-increasing energy costs have processors looking for tools to cut wasteful energy usage.
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One useful tool is industrial energy management software, but determining which software to use can be daunting.


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Tech Update - Pumps

Look before you leap into pump selection

While there may be more than one pump solution for a specific application, it pays to do some homework first to find the most efficient solution.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Increase efficiency. Improve product handling characteristics. Meter ingredients or cleaning chemicals more accurately. Cut maintenance time and downtime. Decrease energy usage.


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TECH FLASH

Operations under a microscope

Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Even when the obvious sustainability initiatives are in place, there’s still room for energy savings.
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Field Reports

Freezer ceiling fans keep the stalactites away

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Ice forming on freezer ceilings is a food safety regulatory issue and a sign of energy waste.


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TECH FLASH

Campbell Soup Company to create Ohio’s first commercial biogas power plant

Partnering with CH4 Biogas, the processor will open the facility in Napoleon, OH.
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The facility will convert production waste into electricity to fuel beverage production.
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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Stahlbush Island Farms - A model of self-sufficiency

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A biogas system has transformed Stahlbush Island farms into a carbon negative operation, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it is responsible for creating.
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Green Series: Good to the Last BTU

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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For organizations able to commit capital to energy recovery systems, the realized efficiencies are the gift that keeps giving.


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Loading dock doors keep food safe, save energy

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Processors may have picked all the low-hanging fruit in saving energy, but may have forgotten the obvious.
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Editor's Note: There’s no stopping the growing force and rewards of sustainability

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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About 10 years ago, someone from a major food industry supplier called me to discuss his company’s commitment to sustainability. 


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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

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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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