The Food Plant

Tank explosion — 30,000 L prosecco lost

05 October, 2018

A stainless steel fermentation tank at the Conegliano Veneto winery in northern Italy has exploded, resulting in the loss of around 40,000 bottles of prosecco.


Solar-powered abattoir for Gladstone

03 October, 2018

More than 300 new jobs in Gladstone are expected during the construction of a solar-powered abattoir, then another 300 new workers at the facility.


Would passive anti-frosting work in the food industry?

26 September, 2018

Would an anti-frosting technology that needs no chemicals or energy inputs and keeps surfaces 90% free of frost make life in your freezers easier?


Keeping your cool

05 September, 2018 by Gernut van Laak, ABB Food and Beverage | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

For refrigeration plants, being able to continuously provide efficient cooling is not only important, it's an expectation.


Floating dairy farm in Rotterdam

29 August, 2018

The Dutch city of Rotterdam will soon be home to a floating farm that will have 40 cows producing 800 litres of milk a day.


Ulti PVC Impactables barrier protection

14 August, 2018 | Supplied by: ULTI Group

Ulti PVC Impactables are flexible, returning to their original shape after impact, instead of becoming permanently deformed, and shearing off creating harmful airborne particles.


Adams Pest Control electronic monitoring device

10 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Adams Pest Control

Adams Pest Control has technology that allows rapid response to pests via a free mobile app.


New state-of-the-art facility for tna

19 April, 2018 | Supplied by: tna solutions Pty Ltd

Reinforcing its position as a leading manufacturer of food processing equipment for the potato and vegetable processing industries, tna has officially opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.


Food hygiene starts on the plant floor

05 April, 2018 by Kate Jennings | Supplied by: ACO Polycrete Pty Ltd

Floors and drains are an integral part of a food processing facility. Keeping them clean and therefore hygienic is paramount to reducing the risk of foodborne pathogens.


Heat and Control opens Spray Dynamics facility

27 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Heat and Control Pty Ltd

Heat and Control has opened a new facility in the US to fabricate Spray Dynamics' equipment.


D'Orsogna starts new $66 million plant in Victoria

27 February, 2018

WA smallgoods and meat protein company D’Orsogna has begun construction of a $66 million, state-of-the-art 10,858 m2 food manufacturing facility just north of Melbourne.


$250 million meat processing plant now under construction

22 February, 2018

Work has now officially commenced on the construction of the 45,000 m3 purpose-built Hilton Meat Processing and Distribution Facility in Brisbane.


Coca-Cola Andina chooses a process-synchronised cooling solution

07 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Frigel Group

A new Coca-Cola Andina Group plant in Brazil has opted away from the traditional 'central' cooling system to go with a 'process-synchronised cooling solution'.


Better food businesses through BIM

07 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Wiley & Co Pty Ltd

Building information modelling (BIM) is of great value to food facility operators throughout the life of a facility. From the first idea of a facility through to concept development, design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, training, operation, maintenance and futureproofing your facility, BIM can deliver immense value.


EXAIR small 316 stainless steel cabinet cooler systems

19 July, 2017 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The EXAIR small 316 stainless steel cabinet cooler systems with electronic temperature control keep electrical enclosures cool with -7°C air, while maintaining the NEMA 4X rating of the enclosure and resisting the heat that could adversely affect the internal components.


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