With rising operational costs and fewer domain experts due to the retiring workforce, manufacturers with thermal processing units need to increase productivity, eliminate safety risks and reduce operating expenses.
An adage attributed to marketing pioneer John Wanamaker goes like this: “Half of the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Maintenance managers in many process manufacturing facilities may feel something similar.
Process heating with fuel-fired burners is the most effective and cost-efficient method of heating. Personnel safety, production equipment protection and maintaining production schedules are all best served by understanding safety requirements.
No matter where you look, you will see that industries worldwide rely on iron and steel as an integral component within projects such as shipbuilding, bridge construction and railway infrastructure. The global appetite for these materials is huge, and for most manufacturers of iron and steel, production is an around-the-clock process.
When a facility’s boiler is seemingly operating without issues, it is easy to put off cleaning for a few weeks, months or even years. But, what seems like a time-saving trick or a way to stretch a budget allocation can lead to inefficiency, safety concerns and a shorter equipment lifespan.
Boilers and heat exchangers are integral parts of many industrial plants. Often, when people think of protecting these components from corrosion, their minds fast-forward to corrosion issues that occur after the equipment is installed.
With mounting globalization, diminishing information asymmetry, disruptive business models, accelerating innovation and relentless competition, industrial organizations are having to adapt at a pace unrecognizable to previous generations.
The service sector is on the cusp of change. New technologies and key trends may affect — and improve — how your facility receives process plant maintenance and other services. Three technologies show promise to optimize service delivery via the use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.
Paratherm is excited to offer our 5th on-site training at our King of Prussia, PA headquarters. Join us as our Global Director of Technology, Ryan Ritz discusses technical issues that can compromise the performance of all heat transfer fluid applications—and what you can do about them.