As a plant operator, you know that equipment at your facility requires maintenance. You undoubtedly know that thermal fluid heaters need a certain amount of maintenance to ensure safe, trouble-free operation and long life.
Heat is required in applications to prevent media freezing or to provide viscosity control in fluids like oil. Heat also can be used to prevent condensation on an electrical control box or a camera lens mounted outdoors.
Traditional high pressure steam boilers serve effectively, but they present safety hazards should a pressure-vessel breach occur. Boiler designs with low water content and on-demand operation hold less water and, therefore, potential for steam flash off.
For many years, the advantages of ultra-low water content, on-demand, high pressure industrial steam boilers have been touted. Features such as a reduced footprint, quick startup and on-demand responsive performance allowed multiple steam boilers to be successfully operated in a modular arrangement.
Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corp. will change its name to Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corp. on October 1. Yokogawa Test & Measurement will continue to provide measurement solutions, including those for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), for the power, plant maintenance and optical communications markets.
Would you like to learn more about fluid testing methods and analysis for high temperature heat transfer fluids? How about recommended safety and maintenance for industrial cooling towers used in process applications?
Pump Manager is a web-based service that leverages the embedded intelligence and connectivity available through Armstrong Fluid Technology’s line of Design Envelope pumps to provide sustained performance and enhanced reliability.
Developed to help optimize ways to use FRP composites in corrosion-resistant applications, the Ashland Corrosion Science Center (ACSC) in Dublin, Ohio, supports corrosion applications based on fiber reinforced polymers (FRP).
Drum oven is steam heated and rated for a maximum operating temperature of 250°F (121°C). The oven is designed to heat four 55-gallon drums and has a rear-mounted steam heater box with a high efficiency circulating fan to evenly distribute airflow throughout the workspace.
General-purpose and clean-in-place (CIP) sanitary bimetal thermometers measure the temperature of a material within a process piping system, tank, vessel or other application that requires a local indication or reading.
CoolPoint vortex-shedding flowmeters can be used for measuring and monitoring flows of cooling water, water-based machine coolant and water/glycol coolant in industrial cooling and manufacturing applications.
Model TJ40G uses a high impact jet stream to clean tank residues and minimize the risk of product contamination. The four-nozzle rotary jet head also cleans tanks more quickly and using less water than static spray ball technology, according to the manufacturer.
A 260°F (127°C) electrically heated, Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven is used for drying coatings onto printed circuit boards. Workspace dimensions of No. 797 measure 36 x 36 x 39", and 20 kW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber.
Line of electric circulation heaters provides heat for manufacturing and processing operations. The heaters can be used to heat thermal fluid that heats other plant equipment, or they can be used to directly heat liquid or gas products (chemicals, oil, water, air, nitrogen and steam) that flow through the heater.
Chiller with variable-speed compressor operates between 10 and 100 percent of its rated capacity. The design applies variable-speed green compressor technology from the HVAC industry to produce energy savings over hot-gas-bypass regulation.
Once turned on, Model BW Clip4 can operate continuously for two years without the need to change sensors or charge batteries. Suited for oil and gas, heavy manufacturing, confined space and other applications, the portable gas monitor reduces maintenance costs by eliminating repair work and the need to stock additional sensors and spare units.
The M-Series incorporates the company’s Model 4081 advanced process controller, which is designed to improve user efficiency. Integrated features reduce startup time, simplify operation and minimize downtime.