This article will discuss how typical powder dryers operate, what hazards they present and strategies that can be used to manage the risk of fire and explosion inside of this equipment. Read the first part of this two-article series to learn about the conditions that allow fires and explosions to occur inside of drying equipment and the potential sources of ignition that can trigger industrial dryer fires and explosions.
RTD and thermocouple temperature sensors need to be in close proximity to the point of measurement. In most cases, however, they are not rugged enough to be inserted directly into the gas or liquid of interest. As a result, these sensors must be protected by thermowells or installed against a pipe or vessel to take a surface-temperature measurement.
As a manufacturer of capital equipment, it is common to be part of a multiple-bid process. When researching to buy a new industrial oven, processors often obtain several quotes for the same project — sometimes with different specifications and price points.
Key components of rotary dryers — trunnion wheels and shafts, bearings, drum tires, shell, head plates and seals — can wear and cause rotary dryer misalignment. Know what to look for and how to respond to what you see on your industrial rotary dryer.
Rotary drum dryers are the workhorses of the industrial drying industry, but even workhorses can have maintenance problems. Fortunately, most problems occurring in industrial rotary dryers can be solved by making your drum rigid, round and aligned.
Post-extrusion mixing device ensures good color and additive distribution and uniform temperatures over a range of thermoplastics, including nylons, polyethylenes, styrenes, acrylics, cellulosics and vinyl resins.
Reliable fire protection is essential for industrial valves in the measurement and control technology because they are jointly responsible for safety in sensitive applications such as oil-and-gas installations or in the chemical and petrochemical industry.
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric, Ashburn, Va., appointed Peter Sherwin to global business development leader for heat treatment. Sherwin has eight years of experience at Eurotherm and more than 20 years of operations, marketing and sales experience within the global heat treatment industry. Eurotherm supplies process and temperature instruments and systems, specializing in solutions that provide precision control, secure data recording and advanced power control.