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Carrier Helps Customer Expand Through Export

In 2015, Brock began working with a specialized group of universities, sports testing labs, Ph.D. scientists, engineers, horticulturists, and other sports science experts to develop a viable and sustainable solution to replace rubber infill for artificial turf. The result, Brockfill™, has been installed on 10 million ft2 of turf in the US since its launch in 2019.

To market and export the new product to Europe, an additional process was required to sterilize the product per international regulations. To prevent their spread, the process involves a heat treatment that destroys invasive species, such as insects and plant pathogens.

Carrier/CPEG Processing Equipment Considered:

Customer Requirements

  • Heat wood granules to >133° F and hold for 30 minutes
  • Satisfy the international guidelines for exportation
  • Select the most economical and efficient processing equipment
  • Process a rate of 8 tons/hour

Solution

After considering all the Carrier / CPEG thermal technologies for this application, a Bulk Material Heat Exchanger (BMHX) was recommended to meet customer temperature and residence time requirements. The Bulk Flow Heat Exchanger also satisfied international regulations for sterilizing the material.

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