Jan
5
2018

Meeting Safety Requirements in Industrial Refrigeration

Modern industrial production, storage, and distribution would be impossible without the extensive use of refrigeration. Ammonia (NH3) has long been the prevalent refrigerant in industrial refrigeration due to its high degree of efficiency, low environmental impact, and affordability. Ammonia is commonly used in food processing facilities, dairies, breweries, meat processing plants and cold storage warehouses, where a large cooling demand is required. Ammonia is a cost-effective and efficient refrigerant. The only drawback is its classification as a poisonous refrigerant that in case of leakage can be harmful to personnel and the food items that the refrigeration system was designed to protect. The risk of leaks arises from many different sources, ranging from inadequate operating procedures or lack of training to failures in piping, welds or poor maintenance. Due to its classification as a poisonous gas, design, construction and operati […]

Jan
2
2018

Happy new year

Happy Holidays from everyone at Focusun . We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

Dec
25
2017

Happy Xmas and a happy new year.

We, at Focusun, would like to extend our gratitude to our friends all over the world, We wish you and your beloved ones a blessed vacation and a happy Xmas and a happy new year.  

Dec
21
2017

How to keep your ice clean

When making or handling ice, the below precautions should be taken. Do not store anything but ice in the ice machine storage bin so that there is no potential for contamination. Not even the scoop. Always be sure to wash your hands before handling ice or utensils that touch the ice. Only use the handle of the scoop when retrieving ice. Never handle ice with bare hands. The scoop should be kept outside of the bin in a sanitary location between uses. Employees should never use the cup or glass for customer use as a scoop. Never put ice that is unused back into the ice holding bin. Instead, discard it and start with fresh ice. All ice handling equipment such as scoops should be washed daily in the kitchen dishwasher and sanitized properly according to health department standards. If you need to store some ice outside of the bin, make use of dedicated containers that are labelled “Ice only” so that they are only used for that purpose. These […]

Dec
6
2017

Ice Cubes as clear as crystal from Impure Water

An ice cube machine does not freeze ice like an ice tray. Take a look at an ice cube from an ice tray and you will see a cloudy area in the centre. Then take a look at an ice cube made from a machine. You will see that it is clear all the way through. This is what allows it to make clean ice with dirty water. Here’s how. First, only pure water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Impure water freezes at lower temperatures. The water around the outside of the cube is exposed to the coldest first and starts to freeze. The pure water freezes around the outside and pushes the minerals towards the middle. The mineral-laden water in the middle freezes last, making the cloudy ball in the middle of an ice tray made the ice cube. But the ice cube machine makes ice without the cloudy middle. How Ice Cubes Machines Avoid Freezing Impure Water An ice cube tray holds the water in place. The pure water freezes first and then the impure water freez […]

Nov
30
2017

Condensers 101

Condenser, a device for reducing a gas or vapour to a liquid. Condensers are employed in power plants to condense exhaust steam from turbines and in refrigeration plants to condense refrigerant vapours, such as ammonia and fluorinated hydrocarbons. The petroleum and chemical industries employ condensers for the condensation of hydrocarbons and other chemical vapours. In distilling operations, the device in which the vapour is transformed to a liquid state is called a condenser. All condensers operate by removing heat from the gas or vapour; once sufficient heat is eliminated, liquefaction occurs. For some applications, all that is necessary is to pass the gas through a long tube (usually arranged in a coil or other compact shape) to permit heat to escape into the surrounding air. A heat-conductive metal, such as copper, is commonly used to transport the vapour. A condenser’s efficiency is often enhanced by attaching fins (i.e., flat she […]

Nov
3
2017

Global Applications and Impact of Refrigeration

Today, there are around 2 billion household refrigerators and over 40 million square meters of cold-storage facilities operating worldwide. In the U.S. alone, over 8 million refrigerators are sold each year. Beyond our homes, restaurants, and supermarkets, refrigeration has global applications with a positive impact upon the economy, technology, social dynamics, health, and the environment. Global Economic Applications The refrigeration industry employs more than 2 million people worldwide, especially in the service sectors. Refrigeration is necessary for the implementation of many current or future energy sources (hydrogen liquefying for alternative fuels in the automotive industry and thermonuclear fusion production for the alternative energy industries). The petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries also need refrigeration, as it is used to control and moderate many types of reactions. Heat pumps, operating based on refrigeration p […]

Oct
30
2017

US Commercial Refrigeration to Grow at 3.2% CAGR to 2025

There is growing demand for frozen and chilled products, expansion of cold chain capacity, technological advancements. The U.S. commercial refrigeration systems market is projected to expand at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 percent in terms of value through 2025, according to a report from Future Market Insights. Commercial refrigeration systems are mainly used in hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, warehouses and distribution centers, the foodservice industry, and food and beverage production units. These systems include products such as ice machines, vending machines, beverage refrigeration equipment, refrigerated display cases, trailers, trucks, containers, and walk-in and reach-in refrigerators. Growing demand for frozen and chilled products, expansion of cold chain capacity, technological advancements in commercial refrigeration systems, and rebates for energy-efficient products and practices are s […]

Oct
20
2017

Refrigeration

Refrigeration, the process of removing heat from an enclosed space or from a substance for the purpose of lowering the temperature. In the industrialized nations and affluent regions in the developing world, refrigeration is chiefly used to store foodstuffs at low temperatures, thus inhibiting the destructive action of bacteria, yeast, and mold. Many perishable products can be frozen, permitting them to be kept for months and even years with little loss in nutrition or flavor or change in appearance. Air-conditioning, the use of refrigeration for comfort cooling, has also become widespread in more developed nations. Before mechanical refrigeration systems were introduced, ancient peoples, including the Greeks and Romans, cooled their food with ice transported from the mountains. Wealthy families made use of snow cellars, pits that were dug into the ground and insulated with wood and straw, to store the ice. In this manner, packed snow a […]

Sep
12
2017

Solar power applications on Cold storage

Fishermen in Somalia which is located on the in the east of Africa, have no electricity. But for the past year they have been able to store their fish on cold rooms: Four cold storage rooms, powered by nothing but the scorching sun, with a capacity of storing 30 ton of fish per day. There’s a global scramble to drive down emissions of carbon dioxide: the electricity to power just refrigerators in the U.S. contributes 102 million tons annually. Solar refrigeration can also be inexpensive and it would give the electric grid much-needed relief. Electricity demand peaks on hot summer days—150 gigawatts more in summer than winter in the U.S. (A gigawatt equals one billion watts.) That’s almost 1.5 times the generating capacity of all the coal-fired power plants west of the Mississippi River. Further, solar is plentiful. The solar energy hitting 54 square feet (five square meters) of land each year is the equivalent of all the ele […]

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