Both natural- and forced-draft burners are utilized in millions of process heating applications throughout the world. They are applied across many industries to heat, process, refine, store and transport the myriad of products that we rely upon each day.
Manufacturing applications are constantly being modified to improve efficiency and quality. As process improvements are redefined, so is the equipment that is used. For example, one of the more commonly used tools in manufacturing is the electric air heater.
Listen to Chad Briggs, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Thermal Solutions, talk about the ways to reap the benefits of digital transformation and about the latest developments for NOx and CO2 reduction.
Convection ovens are used for many industrial heating processes performed on a variety of substrates. Regardless of what they are used for, industrial ovens typically are evaluated for functionality and performance based a on few criteria: temperature uniformity, operating efficiency and heat transfer rates. This article will explore these criteria and their importance on performance.
Impedance pipe heating is a long-established and accepted — but poorly understood — pipe heating technology. While a simple and elegant way to heat a pipeline, impedance pipe heating technology often is viewed incorrectly and misunderstood as a method to heat process piping.
Boiler efficiency is undoubtedly the most important and widely used term when the subject of purchasing a new industrial steam system begins. Unfortunately, the goal of some boiler manufacturers at times seems to be to make the process of understanding efficiency as difficult as possible.
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.
It is essential that heat transfer systems for chemical processes are designed to maximize efficiency. Because the heat transfer step in many chemical processes is energy intensive, a failure to focus on efficiency can drive up costs unnecessarily.
The transfer of heat from one fluid to another is an essential component of all chemical processes. Whether it is to cool down a chemical after it has been formed during an exothermic reaction, or to heat components before starting a reaction to make a final product, the thermal processing operation is core to the chemical process.