News briefs and personnel news from industrial process cooling equipment suppliers

Paratherm Corp., West Conshohocken, Pa., offers Paratherm TipSheet, a short, monthly, technical e-mail series for users of thermal fluids and systems. Among the topics addressed are types of heating for process applications, thermal fluid selection and analysis, heat transfer fluid film coefficient, system selection, design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting, and cost/benefit analysis. To sign up, visit

Pittsburgh-based Chromalox has partnered with Ohmcraft, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., to provide advanced thick-film heating capability. The agreement between the two companies designates Chromalox as the exclusive seller and Ohmcraft as the exclusive manufacturer of thick film heating products and solutions.

St. Louis-based Watlow named Randy Schmitz director of operations. Schmitz will be responsible for the company's flexible heater and ceramic fiber operations in Columbia, Mo., as well as Watlow's heater operations in Mexico. In other Watlow news, the company has released its “Temperature Sensors, Wire, Cable and Accessories” catalog. In addition to specific product information, the catalog answers common questions regarding industrial temperature sensors and provides information about laboratory services. Visit to request a copy.

Cooling Tower Consulting LLC relocated to 31 Chestnut Commons Court, Easton, PA 18040. Owner and chief engineer John Crociante provides objective reporting to owners, engineers and operating companies, and specializes in cooling tower inspections, evaluations, thermal review and upgrading, specification comment and review, bid evaluation, and component recommendations.

Induction heating company Ameritherm Inc., Rochester, N.Y., promoted Dr. Girish S. Dahake to director, global applications.

A gas-fired infrared coating drying system from Marsden Inc., Pennsauken, N.J., has been successfully started up Dresden Papier GmbH, Heidenau, Germany. According to the company, Marsden's system was chosen primarily due to its ability to modulate power output to accurately process the substrate. In other Marsden news, the company received ISO 9001:2000 certification. This replaces the ISO 9001 certification that the company received in 1996. Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd., Tustin, Calif., was named a recipient of Intel Corp.'s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. The company was recognized for its efforts in supplying Intel with thermoplastic piping systems. The awards are part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Improvement (SCQI) process that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for award status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability and technology goals.