Harness the Internet to Improve Your Processes
Interested in learning more about steam generation, combined heat and power (CHP) systems, combustion safety via LFL process monitoring, industrial heaters or industrial ovens? Tap our on-demand webinars as well as a new resource from the Department of Energy.
For many facilities, steam is a critical component to keep processes and procedures operating within normal parameters and expectations. With this in mind, it is important to choose a steam generation system that offers reliability while minimizing energy costs and maximizing operational efficiency. During “Modular Steam Generation Systems: The Advantages and Payoffs,” you can learn about the advantages of modular boiler systems for process heating as well as how they can reduce operating costs and increase steam capacity.
An open-source, web-based platform, the CHP eCatalog is intended for those wanting to learn about packaged CHP systems. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. According to the DOE, this online tool seeks to help remove installation barriers, lower project costs and development times, and reduce the perceived risks of installing CHP. The online resource includes listings for CHP suppliers offering pre-engineered and tested packaged CHP systems that meet or exceed DOE performance requirements. It also includes CHP solution providers that can install, commission, maintain and service packaged CHP systems as well as CHP engagement partners such as utilities as well as state, municipal and federal agencies. Check it out at chp.ecatalog.lbl.gov.
The importance of proper monitoring to remain under the lower flammable limit or lower explosive limit is the focus of “LFL Process Monitoring for Safety, Compliance, and Cost Savings,” an on-demand webinar. Each year, incidents occur with industrial heating processes where the LFL is exceeded. The unfortunate result is sometimes severe plant damage, extended downtime, injuries and even death to personnel. Using a combustion analyzer to monitor the LFL level in the process can greatly reduce these risks.
With so many process heating methods to choose from when it comes to industrial applications, how do you know which method is best for your application? One on-demand webinar, “Heater Roundup: Choosing the Right Heating System for Your Application” explains the equipment that can be used for each heating method and the factors one manufacturer uses to determine the best solution for the application. Lean how factors such as combustion, fluid flow, heat transfer properties and controls influence the selection.
Have you increased the setpoint temperature of your thermal fluid heater just to maintain operations, or is your pump is making a lot of noise recently? These are signs that your hot oil system is not performing as designed, and the trouble may lay with degraded fluid. “Sustained Performance: Thermal Fluid Management” explains how users of thermal fluid systems can prolong the life of their heat transfer fluid and help ensure maximum performance from their systems.
Finally, during “Is Your Old Oven Obsolete? Safety and Performance Improvements for Baking and Drying Applications,” learn about developments in oven safety and quality that might trigger a reassessment of your current systems — and can help you select the right upgrades in a timely manner. The webinar emphasizes safety systems and practices that are addressed in the latest edition of NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces. Case studies of oven failures that led to product loss and personal injury help illustrated how you might benefit from such upgrades before it’s too late.
Each of the webinars can be viewed at any time at webinars.process-heating.com. Simply sign in, sit back and prepare to learn. An eCatalog and five courses, all without leaving your desk — it’s like getting a free pass to a process heating conference.