Posted: August 20, 2019||
During the brewing process for alcoholic beverages, an often-ignored by-product of the fermentation stage is heat. It is essential to note that the heat generated by normal beer fermentation activity can raise the process temperature by 10 to 15 °F.
Ideally, the brewing process should be closely regulated within a narrow temperature margin to achieve optimal results. Failing to take adequate steps to properly regulate the thermal aspect of beer production is a costly mistake many new brewers make which can result in unsatisfactory products.
What Temperature is Ideal for Brewing Beer
The ideal beer fermentation temperature depends on the type of beer the brewer is trying to produce. For example, some lagers will require
Posted: August 13, 2019||
The process of distilling a fine wine is critically hinged on fruit selection, yeast culture, and fermentation temperature. Of these three factors, temperature regulation during the process of winemaking is crucial.
Attempting to produce wine under frigid or superheated conditions will leave winemakers with a poor-quality product. This article will consider how to achieve the optimal brewing temperature required to produce different types of top-quality wine.
What Is the Best Temperature to Ferment Wine?
Deciding the ideal temperature for wine fermentation is a tricky science which largely depends on the type of wine the brewer intends to create. Generally, red wines are fermented for shorter periods and at higher temperatures than those required for brewing white
All conventional chiller systems have refrigeration units which alter the temperature of their coolants. These units contain circulating chemical substances with alterable states that facilitate the heat exchange effects they exert on a given industrial process.
The refrigerants used in these chiller systems are gradually being replaced by newer, more environment-friendly alternatives due to adverse effects of older refrigerant types on the ozone layer.
Properties of a Refrigerant
Currently available refrigerants have several advantages and drawbacks when compared to one another. It is important to note that no single refrigerant used in chillers meets all the criteria of the perfect chemical freezing mixture.
Theoretically speaking, the ideal type of chiller refrigerant will possess
Posted: July 23, 2019||
Chillers have become indispensable in a vast number of industrial processes ranging from plastic processing to applications in pharmaceutical preparations and medical diagnostics. Different types of chiller systems exist including open-loop chillers, in-line chillers, and closed-loop chillers. In this article, we will be focusing on the closed-loop chiller system.
What Are Closed-Loop Chillers?
Closed-loop chillers are recirculating systems that employ the use of coolant fluid in a closed-loop setup to exchange heat from various industrial and commercial processes.
The coolant used in a closed-loop chiller can include:
- Water and water-based coolants (de-ionized
Posted: July 16, 2019||
Hydroponics is a practice where plants are grown in a specially designed medium rather than regular soil. A key feature of this method of growing plants is the use of water regulated closely within pre-determined temperature levels.
Additionally, nutrients required to ensure that hydroponically grown plants thrive are supplied through a nutrient solution. Essential nutrients delivered to the growing plants include nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, magnesium, manganese, boron, copper, zinc, and iron.
How Does Water Temperature Affect Plant Growth?
Although there is a well-established relationship between water temperature and plant growth, the science of temperature regulation to achieve the best possible conditions for plant growth is not exact. The temperatures necessary
Posted: July 11, 2019||
Many industrial processes generate significant quantities of heat which must be dissipated as quickly as possible to prevent damage to sensitive equipment as well as prevent defects in the quality of finished products.
Industrial chillers are heat exchange machines which exert a cooling effect that helps to rid a process or machine of unwanted heat. An industrial chiller can be a significant purchase, so it is vital to understand how to maintain it to keep it operational for as long as possible.
Depending on the chiller types you are considering, the key features of this list may
Posted: July 10, 2019||
Cooling Towers vs. Chillers
Are you wondering whether a cooling tower vs. industrial chiller is better for your application? Cold Shot Chillers is here to help! Cooling towers and industrial chillers serve similar purposes – both systems can be used to cool industrial processes such as food processing units, metal plating and more. However, they differ in their mode of operation.
To find out which system is best for your cooling needs, you should understand how cooling towers and chillers work.
How a Cooling Tower Works
A cooling tower is a large heat exchanger unit which provides cooling water to remove heat from a coolant (most often water) that has been used to cool machinery, process fluids, or buildings. When the cooling water meets with air, a s
How Does a Chiller Work? - Industrial Chiller System Working Principles
If your facility uses process fluids or heavy-duty machinery that generates heat, you’ll need an industrial chiller system to cool your processes and i
Different Types of Chillers for Industrial and Commercial Use
Chiller systems are essential for temperature control and cooling in several industries. Choosing the right kind of industrial chiller for process and space cooling can lower cooling costs, minimize downtime, and improve operational efficiency.
This article will cover the different types of chillers for commercial and industrial applications, as well as the pros and cons of each. The aim is to help you make an informed buying decision.
Types of Industrial Chillers (Based on Condenser Type)
The three major types of industrial chillers in use today are air-cooled chillers, water-cooled chillers, and evaporative condensed chillers. Let’s take a closer look at all three:
The most common types of water chillers u
Get Close Tolerance Process Fluids with Cold Shot Chillers
A wide range of industries ranging from medical to pharmaceutical and food processing require a reliable supply of low temperature process fluids to control various industrial processes, increase the efficiency of machinery, and ensure quality control of products.
For over 30 years, Cold Shot Chillers has manufactured high-efficiency air-cooled and water-cooled chilling systems, parts, and accessories for a broad range of clients across the world.
CSTC for Industrial Heat Transfer Operations
The Close Tolerance Temperature Control unit (CSTC) is a low-temperature regulating system ideal for industrial and large-scale heat transfer/cooling operations.