News Category: Opinion Piece

Reducing cross contamination in pharma applications
November 22, 2018 Categories: Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

Cross contamination in the pharmaceutical industry is not just an issue for those working in it, but also for the wider public as a whole. Understandably, most of the attention on contamination in pharma manufacturing and processing is focused on either cross contamination between products or agents, or from the spread of agents, such as…

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Versatile pump range offers solutions for food industry
November 14, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece

Pumps are an essential part of many food processing lines: not just for liquids, but also viscous materials such as spreads and dips, and materials containing solids such as fruit and vegetable mixes. Using the wrong pump can have expensive consequences in terms of both potential damage to products or equipment, or higher than expected…

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Delivering multiple benefits with manure management
October 25, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

The management and treatment of manures and slurries from livestock production is becoming an increasing issue around the world. The potential of manure to cause environmental harm and contribute to climate change when not correctly stored, handled or applied is significant. However, manures and slurries also represent a valuable resource and can return valuable crop…

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Reduce waste and future-proof production with automatic product recovery
October 9, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Industry 4.0; fourth industrial revolution; internet of things – Three terms referring to the shift in industry towards autonomous production systems using machines which are controlled and monitored by computer-based algorithms. While there can be a lot of hype, there is no doubt that the general direction of travel in manufacturing is for the use…

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The Role of Zero Liquid Discharge in Reducing Hazardous Wastes
October 9, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Thanks to tighter environmental regulations and greater public awareness, companies are increasingly looking to reduce or eliminate the waste that they produce. In recent years, Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) has become an important waste reduction technique, but its potential in dealing with hazardous waste streams has not been fully appreciated until now. One of the…

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Heavy duty heat exchanger tackles nut butter challenge
August 7, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

Nut butter is one of the big food trends of the last two years. Once the only choice on the shelf would have been between smooth or crunchy peanut butter, but recently, as the health benefits of quality nut butter have been understood, the market has exploded to include peanut, almond, cashew, and even seed…

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Unique R Series scraped surface heat exchanger solves viscous product challenges
June 19, 2018 Categories: Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece

Different materials need different types of heat exchanger. For the simplest fluids such as water and milk, plate heat exchangers are often sufficient, but as products become more challenging (for example more viscous, or containing particles), then different types of tubular and scraped surface heat exchangers are required. For those products with extremely high fouling…

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Reduce digestate volumes with HRS
June 5, 2018 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

At UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018 stand D603, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase its novel Digestate Concentration System (DCS), which increases the dry solid content of digestate three-or four-fold, typically to between 10-20 per cent. By reducing the liquid fraction and therefore the overall volume of digestate produced, the DCS minimizes the economic…

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No food loss with unique heat exchanger
May 15, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece

HRS Heat Exchangers is shining a light on a forgotten area of food wastage at this year’s Propak Asia (stand BN42) – food lost during cleaning cycles and production changes. The HRS R Series of scraped surface heat exchangers removes food residues from inside the exchanger, meaning that food factories can now recover valuable product…

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New portable aseptic filler from HRS
May 10, 2018 Categories: Food - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

At EXPO PACK Mexico City stand 760, HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase its Asepticblock Mini Series – a new skid-mounted unit which combines a pasteurizer or sterilizer system with an aseptic filler for food manufacturers requiring a compact portable solution to complete smaller batch runs. The Asepticblock Mini Series is designed to sterilize foods for…

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