Our Equipment Overviews serve as key buyers’ guides and we include one in nearly every issue. Nine key topics — boilers, burners, convection and conduction heaters, dryers, heat exchangers, infrared heaters, high temperature heat transfer fluids, ovens and power controls — provide a powerful way to compare the manufacturers of specific types of process equipment. So, if you have a few parameters defined — say, you know you want an oven, powered by natural gas, that can be used to cure powder-coated parts — turning to the appropriate Equipment Overview will help you quickly develop a list of manufacturers from which you can submit an request for proposal. (In the case of the example, you would want the Equipment Overview on Ovens.)
What also I hope you know is that, should you have waylaid the essential printed issue, you do not need to wait until we publish each new Equipment Overview to access this information. Using our online Equipment Overviews and the search function on our website can help cut your equipment research time.