News Category: Opinion Piece

Squeezing the myths on OJ pasteurisation
March 14, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Around the world the demand for premium fresh and not-from-concentrate orange juice is buoyant, with chilled fresh products often bucking a general trend towards reduced juice consumption. With such products depending on the maintenance of high quality to support demand, we look at how the ‘flash pasteurisation technique’ can help satisfy discerning consumers. Whether fresh…

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Getting the right recipe for heating food products
February 22, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Heat is fundamental to the food and drink industry. Processes such as cooking, drying and pasteurisation are widely used in all but the most basic food manufacturing and processing situations, in sectors including dairy, fruit and vegetable processing, meat, prepared foods, brewing, dietary supplements and others. This demand for heating (and cooling) requires a large…

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Zero Liquid Discharge – removing liquid waste for good
February 16, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Zero liquid discharge (ZLD) is a technique whereby liquid waste streams from industrial plants are eliminated. These are instead replaced with clean water, which can be reused in the process, and the minimum amount of solid residues, which often include valuable by-products that can be sold or reused. ZLD is suitable for a wide range…

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Efficient heat use can help cut agricultural emissions
January 18, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Opinion Piece

The last detailed study of heat use in the agricultural industry was carried out almost 10 years ago*, but it showed that UK farmers used almost 2,200 GWh of heat each year, and that heating accounted for 37 % of the total energy used in agriculture. When horticulture (greenhouses and nurseries) are added, these figures…

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Q&A Wastewater AD Industry
November 13, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

1. Can you give me an overview of the range of the water/waste analysis/industry sectors you are involved with? HRS Heat Exchangers provides heat exchangers, pasteurisers and Digestate Concentration Systems to wastewater anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities. HRS’ customers and end-users include Southern Water, Severn Trent Water, Welsh Water, Yorkshire Water, Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Wessex…

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Increasing efficiency within the wastewater AD industry
October 27, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Over the years, different wastewater companies have adopted different approaches to sludge treatment, but there is now a trend towards anaerobic digestion (AD) and away from incineration. In the UK, the number of AD facilities for sludge treatment has grown 12% from 2010-2015. Those 159 plants generated 25% more energy during the same period*. This…

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Aseptic filling for fruit purees
October 19, 2017 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Aseptic filling is a key process in modern food and ingredient manufacturing, particularly for fruit purees and fillings. We recently installed an upgraded combined line to sterilise, cool and aseptically fill fruit purees for a UK client, and it provides a perfect illustration of how different equipment comes together to form a line capable of…

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How To… Specify a Heat Exchanger
August 23, 2017 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Heat exchangers are a well established tool for the thermal processing of materials. They are used for cooking, pasteurisation and sterilisation, as well as for heating or cooling a range of products. When it comes to designing a heat exchanger, there are two main considerations. The first is to select the right type of heat…

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Size matters: Selecting the right heat exchanger for your thermal processing needs
June 6, 2017 Categories: Industrial - Opinion Piece

By Arnold Kleijn, Product Development Manager, HRS Heat Exchangers Thermal processing is an essential part of many production processes. Whether cooking, pasteurising or sterilising, or heating or cooling a range of products, it’s a safe bet that many manufacturers will be using a heat exchanger to carry out their thermal processing requirements. Yet, with such…

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HRS provide a helping hand to Malaysia’s rubber glove manufacturers
May 23, 2017 Categories: Industrial - Opinion Piece

Did you know that Malaysia is one of the world’s largest producers of rubber, and synthetic nitrile rubber, gloves? This position has arisen thanks to Malaysia’s large scale production of rubber. The first rubber trees were planted in the early 1880’s by the British who imported Brazilian and Sri Lankan stock, with some help from…

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