News Category: Opinion Piece

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 optimize 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 sterilizes the container as the product (which is still hot from cooking or sterilizing) 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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Preventing product contamination with double tube plate heat exchangers
October 21, 2019 Categories: Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Ensuring product safety is the number one priority for any producer of pharmaceutical products, and a key aspect of this is avoiding contamination during production. Design and construction plays a key role in achieving this, and the heat exchangers used for processes such as pasteurization and sterilization are no exception. There are three main elements…

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See how the HRS R Series saves valuable space, time and energy
October 2, 2019 Categories: Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

HRS Heat Exchangers’ Cameron Creech, General Manager for HRS North America, explains why the HRS R Series is a better option than traditional single tube scraped surface heat exchangers. The R Series Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers have been designed to maximize energy and product recovery, reduce footprint and be cost effective to maintain. For highly viscous…

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Understanding and preventing heat exchanger fouling
September 18, 2019 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

When operating in exceptionally challenging conditions, or handling difficult materials such as sewage and wastewater sludges, even the best designed heat exchangers will be susceptible to fouling. Understanding the different types of fouling and what causes them will help engineers and operators pick the best type of heat exchanger for their particular application and keep…

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Ensuring food safety should not increase food waste
September 9, 2019 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

The first duty of any food or drink manufacturer is to supply its consumers with a product that is safe. Due to their organic nature, some of the most wholesome and natural products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, fruit and vegetables, and meat products are all subject to spoilage by biological organisms including bacteria and…

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