January marks the return of our annual Equipment Overview on Heat Transfer Fluids, which includes all of the fluid characteristics needed to select a heat transfer fluid for industrial thermal processing.
Industrial combustion is front and center in this issue of Process Heating. First up is “Considerations for Regenerative Combustion Systems,” in which Michael Cochran of Bloom Engineering explores how using regenerative burners in pairs, along with a bed of ceramic or metallic media, can capture heat that would otherwise be lost from the process.
While I don’t avoid using chemicals, I will try natural remedies — and if they work, I’ll switch to using the natural alternative. Unfortunately, I mostly learn about the natural options on the Internet, and we all know what that means. Most of my experiments end with me muttering, “Well, that was a waste.”
In December, Process Heating hosted a webinar on “What to Consider When Making the Buying Decision about a Heat Transfer Fluid for Your System.” (If you missed it, you can watch the archived version on our website.)
Though tumbling oil prices have provided a welcome boon to some — certainly, consumers appreciate the return to relatively low gas prices when they pay at the pump — they have had a dampening effect on oil and gas production and renewable energy investments.