Like many of the process industries, thermal processing is a critical necessity to the oil-and-gas industry. Applications range from simple line heaters being fed from a single well to safety instrumented systems at a large-scale refinery. Regardless of the application, the thermal process is measured based on how safe, environmentally friendly and efficient it is.
Two standard variations of ceramic insulation for box furnaces are rigid ceramic fiber boards and flexible blankets. They are manufactured using strands of refractory silicate compressed or woven into a lightweight textile, with excellent inherent strength and low thermal conductivity.
A comprehensive solution for industrial combustion safety helps plant owners and operators improve safety and reliability while reducing risk and optimizing the efficiency of fuel-fired equipment used in process heating operations.
The importance of safety in industrial ovens, furnaces and other combustion systems cannot be overstated. Hundreds of combustion-related incidents and near misses occur every year, resulting in millions of dollars in business interruption, facility damage, lawsuits, fines, litigation and lost marketshare.
When the 2011 edition of the industrial ovens safety standard NFPA 86 was released, for the first time, safety programmable logic controllers (PLCs) were recognized as logic devices suitable for the safe operation of industrial heating equipment. The safety PLC could now perform the control logic, but it still could not directly control the combustion safeguard systems.
With a firing range of 15,000 to 200,000 MBH, Model FDR(X) combines a windbox, air register, ignition assembly, fuel train, flame-safety control, combustion control, flue-gas recirculation system and forced-draft blower into a packaged unit.
Kromschröder BCU 4 Series is a multi-functional, modular control solution designed for directly ignited or pilot/main burners of unlimited capacity in intermittent or continuous operation, and for modulated or step-controlled gas burners.
It’s a point of pride that I have every issue of Process Heating ever published cataloged in a small library in my home office. Admittedly, it’s not as tidy as you might find at your local library. I tend to stack issues that I “check out” on the floor in front of the library until it’s time to clean my office. And, while my lazy filing means a career as a bibliophilic cataloger is doubtful, it also provides opportunities for rediscovery.