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.
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?
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