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Explosion of opportunities in Nutraceuticals

23 April 2010 | By

New research from Business Insights has revealed that despite costs of over $10m to gain the right to claim that a food or drink product has a health benefit, investing is worthwhile.

Something needs to come out

23 March 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

We have successfully sized the steam control valve, but during commissioning and testing the warm up times are sluggish. Why? Well is might be a case of needing to get things out, before we can hope to put things in! We know that "new" steam is delivered, as the "existing"…

The ins and outs of steam control valves

23 March 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

When dry saturated steam comes into contact with a surface at a lower temperature than itself (let’s take the example of a jacketed cooking vessel) it will give up its latent energy and returns to condensate. Upon condensing, the steam’s volume reduces by approximately 1673 times; depending on the steam…

Campylobacter Testing with NEW Oxoid Brilliance CampyCount Agar

23 March 2010 | By Oxoid

Oxoid has launched Brilliance™ CampyCount Agar, a new, highly selective, easy-to-read chromogenic medium specifically designed for the identification and enumeration of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry and related samples.

Watson-Marlow Masosine Technology Replaces Gear Pumps at Chocolate Factory

12 March 2010 | By Watson-Marlow Pumps Group

Watson-Marlow Masosine MR and SPS series positive displacement pumps have been installed at the Fakenham, Norfolk plant of chocolate and confectionary specialist, Kinnerton. The first Masosine pump was introduced to replace a gear pump that was damaging product on an Easter egg production line, with a second model acquired recently…

Belly Down and Eccentric

22 February 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Meeting a steam plant for the first time is a bit like meeting a person for the first time (stay with me here!). Before can you consciously think, just a quick glance and you have formed an early impression and evaluated that poor person, or…err….steam system. For me it’s like…

Less can be more

15 February 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Are you abusing your steam control valves through the unnecessary practise of OVER SIZING? We have choices here people and the key to success is having the right flow conditions from the start.

Bed time reading

15 February 2010 | By Greg Sutcliffe, Burkert Fluid Control Systems

Back in the day, before the advent of the internet, and we all lived our lives in glorious monochrome, my beloved mentor explained that for the decent steam guys, there was only one book – “The Efficient Use of Steam” by Oliver Lyle, c.1947.

New ProtoCOL 2 UV Imaging Accessory

2 February 2010 | By Synbiosis

Synbiosis, a world-leading manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is delighted to introduce ProcUV, its new UV imaging accessory for the ProtoCOL 2 system. ProcUV permits instant imaging of fluorescent colonies and plaques so they can be automatically counted or analysed by ProtoCOL 2, thus saving time and improving accuracy of…