News Category: Opinion Piece

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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Corrugations best for efficiency in tubular heat exchangers
May 12, 2020 Categories: Opinion Piece

There are many different types of tubular heat exchanger on the market, such as annular space, double tube and multitube, as well as those with different geometries including the use of internal fins, dimples and corrugations. We have written several articles explaining why corrugated tubes are our preferred design option, but it is worth reiterating….

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HRS multipass RMP heat exchanger improves heat transfer for viscous materials
April 7, 2020 Categories: Opinion Piece

The HRS R Series of scraped surface heat exchangers is ideal for multitube scraped surface installations thanks to its helical scraper system which provides the ability to provide a large surface area with a very small footprint. We have now launched a new multipass version – the RMP Series – which further improves heat transfer…

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The benefits of heat regeneration in heat exchanger systems
March 11, 2020 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

By Matt Hale, International Sales and Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers Heat exchangers which employ heat recovery or regeneration should not be confused with ‘regenerative heat exchangers,’ which are a specific type of heat exchanger. What we mean by heat regeneration at HRS is the recovery of as much surplus heat (or cooling capacity) as…

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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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HRS helps AD plant tap into additional heat from existing CHP
January 22, 2020 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Operators of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants know how important it is to optimise energy use across all stages of the process. That is why many recapture as much heat as possible for reuse elsewhere, including from the hot exhaust gases generated by the combined heat and power (CHP) engines which turn the biogas from the…

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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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The advantages of cold aseptic filling
November 28, 2019 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Aseptic technology has become well established in the food and drink sector, yet some businesses are still unaware of its benefits or do not believe that it can be used with their products. In most cases, hot filling sterilises the container as the product (which is still hot from cooking or sterilising) is filled. However,…

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How to avoid the top 10 heat exchanger ‘mistakes’
November 4, 2019 Categories: Opinion Piece

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers With around 40 years’ experience as a company, our engineers and sales staff have encountered a wide range of issues on sites. Here are ten of the most common mistakes that can occur as a result of poorly-specified or badly-installed heat exchanger systems –…

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