Don Stroud
Don Stroud
Senior Design Engineer
 

Don has over 35 years of engineering experience in the food industry in building maintenance and renovation, process equipment installation, and design and installation of refrigeration, steam, compressed air, water and HVAC systems.

Are HEPA Filters the Most Valuable Choice for Your Plant?

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HEPA filterBecause billions of particles lace unconditioned air with dust, dirt, bacteria and pathogens, your plant’s air filters are crucial to preventing contamination and ensuring food safety. But when it comes to filtration, more isn’t necessarily better. This is especially true with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. While HEPA filters may be a necessity for some plant environments, they could be expensive overkill for others.

 

Two Approaches, One Goal: Reducing Your Ammonia Charge

Innovations and best practices in industrial refrigeration

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Efficiency and low cost are the major reasons ammonia is the preferred industrial refrigerant in the food processing industry. Ammonia is often a natural refrigerant and has no ODP/GWP. However, ammonia is a dangerous substance and there are several advantages to lowering the overall amount of ammonia used at a facility.

 

The R-22 Used to Cool Your Plant is Being Phased Out. Now What?

Innovations and best practices in industrial refrigeration

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machine room 2-1Numerous substances used in industrial refrigeration are believed to be responsible for ozone depletion, especially a common low-temperature refrigerant – R-22. While R-22 is widely used in numerous food plants and cold storage facilities, an international treaty, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, calls for a halt in the production of R-22 and other chemicals damaging to the atmosphere.