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Tech Update: Preventing dust explosions

While understanding the physics of dust explosions can require college math, using the old eyeballs and some simple cleaning tools can go a long way in preventing a catastrophe.
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Engineering R&D: What lurks beneath

Biohazards and other contaminants have been out of sight, out of mind under fan shrouds on electric motors. A fabricator of stainless steel motors thinks he has the solution.
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Green Initiatives: Making the Leap to ROI

Plant investments must compete with new product development and other priorities for limited capital, and the challenge is particularly difficult for infrastructure and utility improvements.


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Standardized sanitation

An emerging consensus on how best to minimize contamination risks in food plants is adding clarity to design objectives.
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Reciprocating retorts

Rapid movement can dramatically reduce cycle times in retorts, but controlling the force created by a heavy basket’s motion required years of additional development.
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10th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Intelligent Maintenance Best Practices

For an accurate reflection of trends in maintenance management and parts and components inventory practices, Food Engineering asks the front-line professionals.


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35th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Processors Prepare for Future Initiatives

Processors are making do with existing facilities, reducing energy and other resources while preparing for FSMA-related inspections.


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Tech Update: Advanced Process Control

Advances in controls technology often manifest themselves in their ability to make the possible more probable.


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Efficient transport, precise delivery

No longer one size fits all, today’s conveyor belting choices enhance hygiene, product release and overall plant efficiency.


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Tech Update: Valves

Whether manual or automatic, the valves available for today’s plants provide more versatility, control and safety to flow technology.


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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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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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