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A special project for blood cooling

Geoclima designed and developed a very important and innovative project for Sonac.

SonacSonac is a leading manufacturer of reliable ingredients of animal origins with 60 production locations all over the world, Australia included. One of the most important processes Sonac is specialized in concerns the transformation of animal blood products into highly functional products used in pharmacy or in colouring, binding and improving meat products. In particular, Geoclima contributed to the improvement of a system used to turn blood into plasma.

The problem of Sonac concerned the necessity to cool large quantities of blood through several pre coolers from 36 degrees to 6 degrees and then store it in two 20,000 litre tanks while maintaining a tank temperature of 4 degrees. To achieve this the chiller uses a brine solution at below 0 temperatures.

Geoclima meets these requirements through the design and development of a turnkey solution able to both cool and store blood.

VHA for blood coolingThe solution provided by Geoclima is a VHA with scroll compressors and 206 kW of cooling capacity, equipped with a 2000L storage tank within the chiller. The specialized chiller also contains several high pressure pre-cooler pumps as well as low pressure blood storage pumps.

The equipment provided by Geoclima for this project represents a complete solution which does not require supplementary accessories or components: the blood is fast chilled through the pre-coolers and then stored in the storage tanks until processing is required.

Geoclima was chosen because of the reliability, quality and safety we can ensure together with a high efficiency product, which are paramount in such a delicate and unique industry as the one Sonac works in.

co2 levels

In March CO2 levels broke the 400 ppm record

A new record of CO2 concentration on the atmosphere was recorded in March. Figures were released by the US agency NOAA (National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration), which pointed out that for the first time CO2 concentration levels surpassed 400 ppm (parts per million) globally for a month.

In addition to these data, the US agency highlights the fact that this rise in CO2 levels  is “manmade”, as before the industrial revolution began in around 1850, the global concentration stood at 280 parts per million CO2. Half of the current rise occurred since 1980. (http://newsroom.unfccc.int/unfccc-newsroom/wake-up-call-ahead-of-paris-2015-400ppm-co2-level-breached/)

Scientists at NOAA also pointed out that even if manmade emissions were dramatically cut […] the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere would only stabilise, not fall. This highlights the urgent need to take action to cut emissions and find alternatives in order to limit global warming.

Read here the full article on the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/06/global-carbon-dioxide-levels-break-400ppm-milestone

ThinkForward - Geoclima blog

“ThinkForward»” is now online: a new perspective on our world

Great news from Geoclima: our new blog ThinkForward» is now online. The blog will be the place where you can find in-depth news about different issues, with links to reports and articles from the main magazines and newspapers.

The blog will focus on three main categories: the Geoclima world, with in-depth studies about the different applications; the world of refrigeration in general, with news about the latest technologies, regulations and opportunities; the green culture, with news and analysis about environmental conservation and sustainability.

The purpose of the Blog is to offer a press review of quality contents you will be able to read and share.

If you would like to suggest further news we should share, please just do it by writing at: thinkforward@geoclima.com. You are our readers and we would love to offer something that is of interest to you!

Hope to see you on the blog and as always #THINKFORWARD!