Video Podcast: Ammonia as a Refrigerant in Food Processing and Distribution

After over five years of publishing the Just Venting blog, we noticed the topic “ammonia as a refrigerant” has been hugely popular year after year. So it stands to reason our first video podcast would revolve around this very topic.

Recently, we had a chance to chat with Jeremy Williams, directing manager of the Garden City Ammonia Program (GCAP), which provides hands-on ammonia refrigeration operator training. Jeremy offers critical insight about the history of industrial ammonia use, some key benefits of this naturally-occurring substance and a brief look at ammonia’s future in the industry. Listen in, and discover the benefits of ammonia as a refrigerant.

Going Green? Your Restroom Cleaning Plan

Think your restroom is clean? Think again. Public and commercial bathrooms contain “too many bacteria to count.”

iStock 000039027108Small photo (vapor steam cleaners industrial cleaning green building green technology )That’s the designation applied when there are more than 250 colony-forming units per millimeter – in the case of high-traffic restrooms, the number approaches 1000. Yuck.

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HEPA, HEPA, Hooray – Your Guide to Industrial Vacuum Applications

High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are now typical components of both residential and industrial vacuums. Unfortunately, not all HEPA filters are worth celebrating – poor manufacturing or improper use can lead to all manner of micron matter madness.

iStock 000032863646Small photo (industrial vaccuums )Here’s what you need to know when it comes to choosing HEPA vacs for industrial use.

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What You Don’t Know About Cogeneration

You’ve probably heard the term “cogeneration” or seen the phrase “combined heat and power” (CHP). That’s because the concept is catching on – new energy reforms in Mexico aim to encourage the development of cogeneration plants, and work is almost complete on California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels’ anaerobic digester, which will replace the natural gas currently used by its cogeneration plants with cleaner-burning biogas.

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Bed Bugs Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

They’re baaaaack . . . 

It’s official: bed bugs have moved in and made themselves at home in the Pacific Investment Management Company’s (PIMCO) New York office.

iStock 000030282910Small photo (vapor steam cleaners industrial vaccuums hvac coil cleaners )Hundreds of employees have been evacuated from the building, with many worried they might carry the blood-sucking pests home to friends and family, according to Fox Business.

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