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The 2013 June Process Heating includes articles on calibration and documentation, chiller control technology, and temperature sensing. Check it out today!
Most industrial fan/blower companies offer fan selection software. Before trying to use fan selection software, first learn the company's products and learn the software. Then, it is time to understand the five phases of fan selection using fan selection software.
For a U.S. company that treats and inspects fasteners for the aerospace industry, controller flexibility and profiling ability were key characteristics that optimized processing.
Whether you want a batch, paddle or web dryer, or something else altogether, you are looking in the right place.
Market forces and the influences of other industries are starting to move process cooling technologies ahead, especially in the area of controls. This acceleration will be a good thing for mechanical equipment manufacturers who are willing to make the jump — and for users of temperature control systems and chillers.
Processors often have questions when it comes to measuring temperature in their facilities. This article aims to answer several of the most frequently asked questions heard by our engineers.
When you have a need for process heating that requires heat transfer fluid at medium-high temperature — between the temperatures of 400 and 600°F (200 and 315°C) — different products may be used.
When crude is extracted from the earth, it needs to be heated to make it suitable for handling. In addition to petroleum, crude contains sand, water and other impurities that need to be removed. Heavy crude is too thick or viscous to be pumped easily. Special heaters are needed to heat the material and reduce its viscosity.
Because an industrial dryer is a major capital investment for any organization, it pays to select and test the unit carefully. Dryer life can be measured in decades, so the selection of inefficient equipment can have a long-term impact on the economic health of the facility that houses it.
Knowing the correct cost of steam is important for many reasons, and all of them have to do with improving a company’s bottom line.
Waiting on fan manufacturers to get quotes back to you can be stressful. Frequently, you do not have the time — days or even hours — to wait for a quote. Fan buyers have another option though: Most industrial fan/blower companies offer fan selection software, available via the Internet on company websites, or offered as a program to be installed on your computer.
Cabot Norit Activated Carbon signed a contract to provide its Darco Hg family of activated carbon products to a large power generator in the United States. The contract for Cabot Corp., Boston, will help the utility meet state regulations for mercury emissions.
A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Power Group was awarded a contract by Aughinish Alumina refinery for the design and supply of two shop-assembled steam generators located at the alumina plant facility at Aughinish Island, Ireland.
There is no natural gas pipeline in Putney, Vt., but, at the end of March, Soundview Vermont Holdings LLC began using natural gas instead of oil as boiler fuel for its recycled tissue, towel and napkin operation in Putney.
Users of test tools from Fluke Corp. may be masters of troubleshooting, but how do they stack up when pitted against one another? That is the challenge of an interactive online game from the Everest, Wash.-based company.
EDF Energy, one of the United Kingdom’s largest energy companies, has selected Hardide Coatings to provide a hardface coating that will extend the life of boiler feed steam valves at its Somerset, U.K., nuclear power station.
Thermal processing systems and bulk material handling company Heyl & Patterson Inc., Pittsburgh, has joined the Pennsylvania Mining Export Program (PAMEX), an initiative that provides assistance to Pennsylvania-based companies to successfully penetrate the southern African market.
CECO Environmental Corp., a manufacturer of air pollution control technology systems, product recovery and filtration technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Met-Pro Corp., Harleysville, Pa.
Sanimax, a rendering and renewing process company, formed a partnership with Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. for custom stainless steel vessel manufacturing to support their growing production of B100 biodiesel fuel.
Nanotechnology continues to drive technological innovations that seemed impossible 20 or even 10 years ago. Two scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an “optomechanical thermal infrared detector” that could eventually lead to more sensitive infrared cameras and chemical-analysis devices.
Honeywell, Morris Township, N.J., appointed Ken Gayer vice president and general manager for Honeywell Fluorine Products, part of the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group.
The Gilflo ILVA flowmeter with Compact Stem accessory is designed for saturated steam, liquid and gas applications in line sizes of 10 and 12".
A line of high performance water systems, Duratherm Max provides temperatures up to 380°F (193°C) and system pressures up to 300 psi.
No. 1028 is used for preheating large dies. Workspace dimensions of the two compartments on the twin-compartment, 750°F (399°C) electric cabinet oven each measure 40 x 42 x 51".
Globaltherm PG, Globaltherm EG, Globaltherm EDT, Globaltherm ECO and Globaltherm XLT help protect heat transfer systems from corrosion.
Series 7V offers features such as a rugged, IP65 (NEMA 4) sealed sensor system.
Vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers are offered with an optional, high pressure design to accommodate the addition of third-party, automated explosion suppression systems. The
Compact flowmeter line includes four DP technologies: orifice, wedge, averaging pitot and integral orifice. Each is a one-piece flowmeter, incorporating the primary element, three- or five-valve instrument manifold and transmitter in a single, fully pressure-tested assembly.
Model AOIP FD5 is suited for use for temperature monitoring. Equipped with five, 10 and 15 universal synchronized channels, the fast (470 Hz/channel) modules can be used in the field as stand-alone systems or on test benches. Series FD5 uses a web server concept.
Flange immersion heaters are used for large volume and high power applications or where flange tank or pipe vessel connections are preferred.
Digital insulation cover monitors temperatures, evaluates health status and notifies upon deviation from the norm. Smart Jackets record internal and ambient temperatures with a wireless sensor.
If your thermal fluid heating application requires a heat transfer fluid at medium-high temperature, you may be tempted to try a lubricating oil. In this slideshow and related article, the case for selecting a heat transfer fluid is made.
Related article: Heat Transfer Fluid vs. Lubricating Oil
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