A lack of effective cooling due to heat exchanger failure can cause production losses and unplanned downtime. Fortunately, two common causes of exchanger loss — mechanical failures and chemically induced corrosion — can be prevented.
Heat exchangers are used in many critical processes to protect other valuable manufacturing equipment, optimize energy consumption and reduce associated operating costs. A properly selected, installed and maintained heat exchanger can help enhance the reliability and efficiency of a fluid system.
Replacing steam in a broad range of process applications, thermal fluid systems provide precise, uniform temperature control leading to increased production and product quality, low maintenance, human and environmental safety and years of highly efficient service. Hot oil systems provide significant advantages in almost every category.
Blue M industrial ovens have temperature ranges of 27°F (15°C) above ambient to 662°F (350°C). They are designed with semi-perforated walls that allow for tuning of the oven airflow to maximize heating rates and uniformity.
Boiler water treatment is critical to ensuring your boiler is operating as efficiently as possible, and no proper water treatment program is complete without a thorough understanding of the feedwater setup. A crucial step in preparing the feedwater for the boiler is preheating and deaerating the water in a separate vessel directly upstream of the boiler.
Feedwater tanks are heated storage tanks that do not have a specific deaerating section and operate at atmospheric pressure. In addition to being a feedwater reservoir, these tanks also act as condensate receivers, cold-water makeup locations and as a point for chemical injection.
Users can shield steel piping from corrosion with cathodic protection to prevent corrosion, says the manufacturer. The technique reduces the corrosion of the metal surface by making the surface of the cathode an electrochemical cell.
Multi-cyclone dust collectors (MDCs) have been used in conjunction with air preheaters and boilers in energy production and other industries since the 1950s. Over time, they have evolved in design and purpose, yet their function remains important in many process heating applications.
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