Javier Jimena was named president and general manager of Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, S.C. He assumed his role on July 17 and is responsible for the U.S. business. He previously served as regional general manager for Spirax Sarco Argentina, leading Argentina, Chile, Peru and Latin America. Before joining Spirax Sarco, he held a number of general and strategic management positions in Argentina and Brazil.
Fulton Thermal Corp., Pulaski, N.Y., a manufacturer of thermal fluid heat transfer products, added a used stock heater program. The refurbished thermal fluid heaters are suited for customers in need of quick-ship order fulfillment. The used heaters offer the same capabilities as standard coil heaters from the company. They include a 90-day warranty and standard Fulton factory and engineering support.
Bruce Nelson, president of Colmac Coil, Colville, Wash., was awarded a new patent for a plate freezer innovation. Nelson's innovation uses a wicking structure and internal passageways to ensure the uniformity of the refrigerant. The design also reduces health hazards should a leak occur. A bimetallic coupling used at the connection of the conduit to the freezing plates eliminates the risk of refrigerant leaks over multiple freezing cycles. Read the patent at www.colmaccoil.com.
Columbus, Ohio-based BriskHeat, a provider of flexible heating solutions used for flow viscosity control, vacuum bake-out, composite curing, temperature process control, freeze protection and condensation prevention, hired Hampton Brown to fill the newly created role of international director of composite sales. BriskHeat seeks to expand its footprint in the $8 billion industry, building on its experience with composite curing and processing equipment such as hot bonders, heating blankets and other devices.
Yokogawa Electric Corp. acquired TechInvent2 AS, a Norwegian enterprise that holds the rights to FluidCom, a chemical-injection metering valve (CIMV) that prevents blockages and corrosion in oil wells, pipelines and other facilities. The valve employs a patented technology for thermal control and incorporates the functions of a mass flow meter, control valve and valve controller.
Fluke Process Instruments, Santa Cruz, Calif., launched a new website combining its industrial temperature measurement solutions. Fluke Process Instruments was formed by joining three brands — Raytek, Ircon and Datapaq — and offers a complete line of infrared sensors, linescanners, thermal imagers and profiling systems. View the new site at www.flukeprocessinstruments.com.