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SOLUTION FOCUS

Tomato Processor
Boosts Steam,
Cuts Emissions

Plant-expansion project
keeps packing operation
up and running.

MORNING STAR PACKING CO. (morningstarco.com, Los Banos, CA) is a major producer
and packager of tomato-ingredient products. As
part of a plant expansion initiative, it recently
installed new boilers, combustion systems, and a
selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system at its
facility in Williams, CA. According to Jon Ikerd,
Morning Star's project manager, the equipment
not only increased steam-generation capacity at
the plant twofold, it also lowered NOx (nitrogen
oxide) output.

Tomatoes = big business
California is an agricultural-production juggernaut. Within the U.S., it far exceeds the output of
any other state. In tomatoes alone, it produced 14
million tons in 2015 (98.5% of the nation's overall
output).
Morning Star began in 1970, with founder
Chris Rufer working as a one-truck owner/
operator hauling tomatoes to canneries. From
those humble origins, the company has expanded
to account for more than 25% of California's
tomato-processing production. Today, it supplies
40% of the U.S. ingredient-tomato-paste and
diced-tomato markets (including food giants
such as Heinz), with sales of approximately $350
million.
The company's rapid growth was triggered by
the establishment of a tomato-paste-processing
plant in 1982, that introduced two industry
innovations: the dedicated production and
marketing of industrial tomato paste for major
food producers and the marketing of tomato
paste in 300-gal. containers.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology August 2017

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Reliable Security, Reliable Operations
Highly Charged Reliability
Drowning in Data? Look to the 'Stars'
Reliable Pumping Supplement
SAP: Tips and Tricks
Steam-Trap Inspections
Saving Tribal Knowledge
Seats for Butterfly Valves
IIoT
ISO 55000
Understand Lube ID Systems
Tomato Processor Boosts Steam Output, Cuts Emissions
Products
Ad Index
Showcase
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Cover1
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Editorial
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - On The Floor
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Reliable Security, Reliable Operations
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Highly Charged Reliability
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Drowning in Data? Look to the 'Stars'
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Reliable Pumping Supplement
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - SAP: Tips and Tricks
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Steam-Trap Inspections
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Saving Tribal Knowledge
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Seats for Butterfly Valves
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - IIoT
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - ISO 55000
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Understand Lube ID Systems
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Tomato Processor Boosts Steam Output, Cuts Emissions
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Products
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Ad Index
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Showcase
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Final Thought
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