The spectrum of applications found in the process industries means that burner designs must vary widely. Smaller burners are utilized in paint booths, ovens and furnaces while larger burners are specified for incinerators, thermal oil heaters and oxidizers.
Industrial dryers are not one-size-fits-all systems. Key differences between drying inorganic and organic material mean that when researching drying technologies, it is important to start with the product to be dried.
Fatal accidents involving industrial ovens and dryers are relatively rare, fortunately. Incorporating safety features can enhance operator and technician safety when working near industrial ovens and dryers.
In so many factories these days, the focus is “Safety is no accident,” and personnel well-being is prioritized more than ever. The benefits of a safety culture in an industrial setting are many: improved worker happiness and retention, reduced insurance costs and higher productivity.
One of my favorite things to do near the end of the year is review the most popular content on our site — in the last year and overall. It helps me recognize topics that may warrant more coverage, and it can prompt me to revisit still-popular topics I may have missed in 2019.
The use of optical fiber for temperature sensing is expanding beyond safety applications. Optical sensors are replacing spot sampling in implementations that require accurate heat measurement and control.
Many industries utilize heat for manufacturing processes. Whether the application involves removing residual moisture on the surface of a part, drying a coating on cable assemblies or the preheating of metals during a forming process, heating is one of the driving components.
Line of power supplies meets functional safety applications up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3. Model Quint 20+ power supply has an integrated decoupling Mosfet and double overvoltage protection circuitry to meet rigorous SIL 3 safety regulations without the need for external redundancy.
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.
On Demand This webinar will emphasize safety systems and practices that are addressed in the latest edition of NFPA 86 “Standard for Ovens and Furnaces” and will provide case studies of oven failures that led to product loss and personal injury.