The Site location was an industrial facility located in the greater South Los Angeles region that manufactured chemicals for local petrochemical and other industrial operations from 1919 through late 1990’s. Refrigerants were initially produced in 1964 including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) such as trichlorofluoromethane (R-11), dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12), chlorodifluoromethane (R-22), and 1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane (R-141b). Raw materials for CFC/HCFC production included hydrofluoric acid, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, 1,1,1- trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA), and antimony pentachloride catalyst.
Correct management of ethylene levels could minimise or eliminate the need for refrigeration during ...
A recently published scientific article (Reduction of energy usage during storage and transport of bananas by management of exogenous ethylene levels, Wills et al; Postharvest Biology and Technology 89 (2014) 7-10) quantifies the relationship between the concentration of ethylene, temperature and green life of the Cavendish banana. The results demonstrate that an efficient reduction in ethylene levels could allow refrigerated transport and storage of green bananas to be minimised or eliminated. “The...
The 5 Coolest Energy Saving Solutions for Supermarkets
For this 2nd instalment of our industry focus series, we’re looking at energy saving solutions forsupermarkets. Theholidays are upon us, and for grocery store managers, things are already going nutcrackers. Shopping-crazed customers are leaving fridges open, the heatis blasting to keep those holiday shoppers warm, and opening hours are extended… But what if I told you this festive madness could work in your favour? Or that the holiday season is actually the BEST time to save energy (and consequently,...
The ethylene removal with Bi-On improves the conservation of Golden Japan plum
In the following article, we describe an independent test conducted to evaluate the effect of different conservation techniques, including the ethylene removal with potassium permanganate media, on the quality of Golden Japan plums. The Golden Japan plum variety is appreciated for its golden colour, firm texture, and taste, which is sweet, aromatic and refreshing.Plum is a climateric fruit, so ethylene significantly affects the colour change, increase in sugars, decrease in acidity, and firmness. It also causes,...
Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling
With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, industry producers, distributors and retailers can often expect around 50% of their site’s electricity costs to be from the use of refrigeration technology. In food transportation, the use of on-board...
Vopak Waste Management - Case Study
Learn how Vopak uses webWMS to reduce their costs and manage their waste streams in ways both beneficial to the company and the environment. Laurance Goodman discusses how managing waste on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets was not an effective way to track profiles, approvals, cost or be in compliance with their permits. Vopak is currently utilizing programs from regAction to track and manage Waste, Emissions Inventory, Refrigerant and SARA 313. regAction can be used Any Time, Anywhere on any Device.