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Octuber 2014 Edition

October 2014 Edition

Featured Articles

Harris Equipment Helps Food Companies Attain SQF Certification

SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Certification is recognized by food retailers and food service providers as a rigorous food safety management system. Phil Kruger from Chicago-based compressed air systems company, Harris Equipment, helps his clients create a SQF compliance plan. This involves defining compressed air quality requirements and testing procedures.

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Nestle Beats the Heat

Energy conservation is the focus, in our lead article, at a Nestlé ice cream factory located in Tulare, California. Nestlé’s Project Engineer, Tom Finn, shares the details of an innovative heat recovery project done, working with Lane Hawkinson from Rogers Machinery, on their four 125 horsepower Kobelco oil-free compressors.

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NIOSH and OSHA Grade D Standard Review for Supplied Air Respirators

Many industrial plants use supplied air respirators (SAR) due to the presence of airborne contaminants in certain processes. Automotive assembly paint shops, sandblasting operations and confined space entry areas in refineries and steel mills are examples. Dan Whyman, from Air and Liquid Systems, provides us with an updated review of the OSHA Grade D compressed air quality and NIOSH respirator standards.

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High Speed Bearing Technologies for Wastewater Treatment Applications

Our industry does not only advise on how to apply products – it also of course innovates and brings new technologies to the market. The Spencer Turbine Company has provided us with a report comparing the history, basic operation and construction of airfoil and magnetically levitated bearings used in aeration blowers. It also offers a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each bearing technology for the wastewater aeration industry.

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