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Heat recovery a big ‘G,’ little ‘o’ for General Mills

| Energy Efficiency

Foods-maker General Mills set a goal in 2014 to reduce its energy intensity by 20 percent in decade as part of its overall sustainability goal to reduce natural resource consumption and sustainably source raw materials. The company became a DOE Better Plants partner, and is well on its way to achieving its goal, in large part because of its heat recovery initiatives. The company saved $4.3 million in 2014 and projects a 3-year ROI. Continue reading

No-drip spray nozzle conserves liquid, fits in tight spaces

| Uncategorized

Exair offers the 1/4 NPT No Drip Internal Mix deflected flat-fan atomizing spray nozzle, which atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation. Continue reading

Biodegradable scale, rust remover safe on ferrous, nonferrous metals

| Materials

Cortec Corp. offers EcoClean® biodegradable scale and rust remover powered by Nano VpCI®. It dissolves heavy scale, corrosion, and naturally occurring oxides off metal surfaces in contact with water. Continue reading

HelioPower installs energy storage system at Blisterpak

| Energy Efficiency

HelioPower Inc., a Los Angeles-based energy technology provider, has announced it has installed Sharp Electronics Corp.’s SmartStorage® behind-the-meter energy storage system at Blisterpak Continue reading

Nontoxic corrosion prevention product allows coatings to adhere

| Materials

Rugged Coatings, has introduced CleanWirx, a nontoxic, biodegradable corrosion prevention product. Continue reading

Small, light fume gun reduces weld fume exposure

| Air/Emissions

RoboVent has introduced the Extractor™, a new fume gun designed to capture 90 to 95 percent of weld fumes at the source in a package just slightly larger than a standard weld gun. Continue reading

EPD opens LEED door for door systems maker

| Materials

Total Door Systems is a U.S. manufacturer of integrated door systems. Concerned that without a LEED Environmental Product Declaration, the company’s products would not get specified by architects and building designers, CEO Patricia Yulkowski decided to undergo the process, and had to develop the product category rule enroute. Continue reading

Spiral freezers powered by CO2 technology

| Materials

M&M Refrigeration offers spiral freezers that are powered by CO2 Cascade System technology. Vigorous circulation of cold air is used to enable freezing at a rapid rate.