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Any modern food manufacturing facility employs compressed air extensively in the plant. As common


PET Power Containers, a Canadian manufacturer of PET plastic containers, had plans for expanding


Rockline Industries is one of the largest global producers of consumer products, specializing in


The Trinity Mirror Group print works on Oldham is one of the UK’s largest newspaper printers


The United States accounts for roughly half of the global pharmaceutical market. This certainly


Compressed air optimization measures adopted by PTMSB have reduced the consumption of compressed


A trio of stationary compressors produce 630,000 m3/hr of air for the oxygen plant at Pueblo Viejo


In aerospace manufacturing, tiny details matter most. For instance, if proper torque is not applied


Quite a number of worst-case compressed air scenarios have been encountered over the years but none


In the U.S. as an example, the NFPA has taken the view that if your compressor draws in good clean


Nuclear power plants produce electricity for people, business and industry.  Electricity is

Oil & Gas

Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine spoke with Mark Shedd, Head of Oil-free Air, Aggreko


Aeration tanks use bubble diffusers to distribute oxygen within the wastewater. Fine bubble
Earlier this year, BEKO Technologies completed the third renovation of its eight-year-old facility, which provided perfect timing for the company’s 25th Anniversary Event held on September 22, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.  The celebration marked 25-years of operating in the American markets after the German parent company, BEKO Technologies GmbH, first set up shop in the Tulsa, OK area in mid-December of 1990.  This important milestone was celebrated with a guided tour at the newly renovated American headquarters that included new product introductions and live demonstrations.
The useful and various properties of nitrogen (N2) in industrial applications rank it as one of the most specified gases in industry. For the manufacturer, nitrogen options exist in the choice of delivery system, compliance with clean air standards, safety and purity. In researching these choices, manufacturers can accurately select the optimum nitrogen supply required, often at a considerable savings. Selecting purity levels of 99.99% or higher in many industries and applications ads a variety of costs, both financial and efficiency, which may be needlessly incurred.
Made from various combinations of hops, grain, yeast and water, beer is a drink that has been produced for centuries. But while the ingredients are simple, the chemical processes behind the drink are anything but. Through various reactions, barley becomes fermentable sugars that are then digested by the active yeast to produce carbonation and alcohol. Although the basic principles behind brewing are little changed since their advent, the technological aspects are much improved. Today, large stainless steel tanks are used for fermentation and wort aeration, and complex, automated systems help with everything from temperature regulation to bottling.
Adsorption devices are commonly installed in compressed air systems to remove moisture.  Heatless compressed air dyers are the most common type furnished to meet the requirement for -40° F dew point “commercially dry” air, especially in systems of less than 1,000 standard cubic feet per minute (scfm).  Heatless air dryers are pressure swing adsorbers designed to retain the heat of adsorption within the desiccant beds during the drying process.