Posted: December 17, 2019||
Countless industrial processes generate heat energy as a by-product. Given that most manufacturing processes require specific operating temperatures, the heat generated by process reactions may have undesirable consequences for finished products or process equipment.
To achieve maximal productivity, heat-generating manufacturing processes will require suitable temperature regulation which can be done using different types of chillers.
Among the most popular cooling options are process chillers and heat, ventilation and conditioning (HVAC) chillers. The key differences between both systems are highlighted in this article.
What Is an HVAC System?
An HVAC system is a thermal regulatory device
Posted: December 03, 2019||
The global demand for industrial process cooling remains at a steady high. Reliability and minimal downtime are key to consistent and profitable industrial and commercial processes.
This article will consider the best methods to attain the optimal temperatures required to operate production processes in the metal finishing, medical, brewing, and agricultural industries.
How Does A Chiller Function?
So, how does a chiller work? The process works in a loop, but we will start where the cooling medium interfaces with your process equipment.
The system’s coolant absorbs thermal energy from your process, typically causing a phase change into a gas. The gaseous refrigerant is then circulated to a
Posted: November 19, 2019||
The demand for freshly cut flowers has made the development of improved methods of preservation necessary. Among various dynamics to consider when storing cut flowers, temperature regulation is a particularly critical factor.
Heat can adversely affect the longevity of cut plants by triggering premature aging and encouraging plant rot. Also, elevated temperatures will increase the rate at which plant respiration occurs leading to ethylene gas generation and further heat generation. The overall effect of these events is a faster onset of aging for storage flowers.
How to Preserve Cut Flowers for Wholesale
Learning how florists keep flowers fresh is critical for the success of flower-growers and wholesalers.
Posted: November 05, 2019||
Worldwide, flowers are enjoyed for their distinct patterns, sensuous smells, and vibrant colors. These natural delights have been arranged in various ways to adorn both commercial and residential building interiors as well as form an integral part of shared gifts on various romantic and symbolic holidays.
In a lot of instances, cut flowers must be transported over long distances, even across continents to reach diverse floral markets. This poses a significant challenge in terms of storage and preservation of freshness.
So, how are flowers shipped in a way that accommodates preservation? This article will discuss vital cooling tips to ensure cut flowers are preserved in an ideal state for as long as possible.
Important Factors for Effective
Posted: October 22, 2019||
The maintenance of stable process temperatures is critical to the success of many industrial and manufacturing processes. Industrial-scale temperature regulation cannot be achieved using conventional, portable cooling systems. In these instances where larger-scale cooling is desired, industrial capacity cooling systems are the most efficient way to maintain process temperatures at optimal ranges.
Depending on the manufacturer, cooling systems come installed with various condenser types including evaporative systems. This article will compare the various cooling towers and evaporative condensers available for industrial use and highlight the differences between both cooling systems.
What Is an Evaporative
Posted: October 15, 2019||
A major hazard associated with industrial production processes is the risk of explosion. Manufacturing processes may generate or require the use of potentially ignitable dust or vapors. If these combustible gases are not properly channeled, there is an increased risk of them being ignited leading to a serious injury to personnel and/or damage to machinery.
To understand how to prevent these explosive situations, the location and types of potential hazards should be identified and categorized. In this article, we will consider various hazardous environment classifications key to preventing industrial disasters.
What Is Hazardous Area Classification?
Hazardous classified locations are environments in which there is a potential risk of fire or explosion due to their co
Posted: October 08, 2019||
Different cooling equipment can be used to achieve optimal process or ambient temperatures in commercial and industrial settings. The popular and readily available variants are chiller cooling systems (air-cooled chillers or water-cooled chillers) and heat exchangers.
Although most heat regulation systems work using a chiller and heat exchanger combination, these cooling devices sometimes exist as stand-alone setups. This article will explain the differences between a heat exchanger and a chiller cooling system while highlighting the pros and cons of each device type.
Heat Exchanger vs. Chiller
The major difference between a heat
Posted: September 24, 2019||
One of the major issues players in the metallurgical industry must contend with is metal corrosion. These industries utilize various techniques to improve the properties of their products. A popularly employed means of creating a corrosion-resistant and ornamental finish to metalwork is by anodizing. Having a properly functioning anodizing cooling system will go a long way in the performance of your metal finishing process.
What Is Anodizing?
Anodizing is a chemical process that adds a layer of natural oxide to the surface of metals. The term anodizing is derived from how the chemical coating is carried out. The metal piece to be anodized forms the anode terminal in an electrolytic cell.
Which Metals Can Be
Posted: September 17, 2019||
Brewing quality beer requires adherence to a strict distillation process with closely regulated temperature control. Failure to properly cool a brew will result in oxidation damage and an unpleasant aroma due to the formation of dimethyl sulfide (DMS). This can be a particularly frustrating occurrence for a newbie brewer with poor knowledge on how to properly regulate beer temperatures.
Fortunately, there are various cooling systems that can help a beer maker avoid the creation of a poor-quality brew. The most common methods for cooling include:
- Plate chillers
- Immersion chillers
- Counterflow chillers
These pieces of equipment are frequently referred to as “chillers,” in the craft bre
Posted: September 10, 2019||
Industrial processes generate a significant amount of heat which must be dissipated to avoid damage to sensitive equipment and protect finished products. A well-established method of monitoring and regulating temperatures at optimal levels involves the use of chiller systems which can either be water or air-cooled. This article will highlight the differences between a water-cooled chiller vs. air-cooled chiller system.
Air-cooled Chiller vs. Water-cooled Chiller
Although both air-cooled chillers and water-cooled chillers function to remove unwanted heat from manufacturing processes, they differ in various ways. Deciding which chiller type best suits your industrial process depends on several factors