News Category: Food

Multiple uses for heat exchangers in brewing
June 9, 2020 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

There are numerous uses for heat exchangers in breweries, from cooling, pasteurising and fermenting products, through to efficiently dealing with waste streams such as yeast slurry. Compared to other methods of heating, heat exchangers can be much more energy efficient, providing both environmental and economic benefits. One of the first uses of heat exchangers in…

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Heat exchangers meet the challenges of pet food production
May 27, 2020 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Australia is a nation of animal lovers, with 61% of households owning a pet. At the last count, 40%of Australian households had a dog, and there are some 500,000 canine companions around the country. Our feline friends are only just behind them with 390,000 cats¹. As a result, the country boasts high feed safety and…

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HRS to showcase viscous heat transfer solutions at Foodex 2021
February 25, 2020 Categories: Food - Trade Show News

**FOODEX HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 12-14 APRIL 2021** HRS Heat Exchangers, Stand T278, Foodex 2021 (12-14 Apr, NEC Birmingham, UK) At Foodex 2021 stand T278, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase its range of heat exchangers and turnkey food processing systems aimed at eliminating heat transfer challenges for viscous food products. Heat is fundamental to the…

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The role of heat exchangers in sustainable palm oil processing
February 5, 2020 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Palm oil is the most important and widely used oil and fat product in the world and demand continues to increase globally. However, in response to concerns around sustainability and deforestation, a number of palm oil producers are using heat exchangers to increase the environmental credentials of their production methods, and improve their overall productivity….

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Assessing product properties for optimal heat exchanger performance
January 8, 2020 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

In every situation where a heat exchanger is required, the combination of products and service fluids, application, temperature and other variables will be different. Understanding these properties ensures the correct heat exchanger is supplied. For example, high fouling materials may require a scraped-surface unit. Having adequate information will also ensure that the heat exchange process…

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On-site trials: a low-risk approach to proof of concept
December 4, 2019 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

There is a lot of truth to the old saying ‘seeing is believing’. Trials are invaluable for assessing product quality parameters such as appearance or organoleptic performance, testing packaging designs and consumer research, producing samples for chemical or microbial analysis, or even assessing the feasibility of production or waste treatment. Buying dedicated equipment for trials…

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