In this issue, Process Heating includes articles with practical, put-it-to-use-now advice on heat-protective gloves, biomass drying and meeting NOX emissions limits with low temperature burners.
In “6 Q&A About Heat-Resistant Gloves,” Matt Burtney of Superior Glove explains how to select heat-resistant gloves for personal protective equipment (PPE). The most important step is to first measure the temperature of the item or surface from which you are looking to protect yourself, Burtney says. Taking an actual reading using an infrared thermometer will allow you to determine which level of protection is needed and whether a terry knit or synthetic material is needed. Keep in mind the characteristics of the thermal exposure as well: Steam or moisture renders terry gloves that would otherwise be effective less effective. (A lesson I've learned often in my kitchen.)