Turning up the Heat for Insect Control


March 27, 2009

Three Rivers, Mich. - Armstrong International, a world leader in intelligent system solutions for steam, air and hot water utility applications, is turning up the heat on insect control in food processing facilities and other environments where methyl bromide has been used.

"The EPA phase out of methyl bromide (except for critical use exemptions) has prompted many processors to turn to heat treatment as an effective, safe and economical alternative for pest management control," said Jim Smith, product manager, Armstrong Heat Transfer Group. Smith is a featured speaker on the topic of heat treatment at a workshop hosted by Kansas State University to be held May 13-15, 2009.

Unlike methyl bromide treatment, spot insect heat treatment with Armstrong steam heaters is a cost-effective method of controlling insect outbreaks without having to shut down the entire plant. "Less downtime means greater production output and more profit potential for food processors," Smith said.

Smith will demonstrate heat treatment techniques and discuss the economic advantages during the workshop. For more information and to register, contact the Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas Sate University, at 1-785-532-4092. Or visit oznet.ksu.edu/grsc_subi.

About Armstrong International

Armstrong International provides intelligent system solutions that improve utility performance, lower energy consumption, and reduce environmental emissions, while providing an enjoyable experience. Founded in 1900, Armstrong International is a family-owned company headquartered in the United States, with manufacturing, sales and seminar centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

More information can be found at www.armstronginternational.com.

Contact: Jeff Nowicki
Armstrong International
Phone: (269) 279-3324
E-mail: jnowicki@armstronginternational.com

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