Experts agree that some steam boilers are safer than others – not based on physics but on physical design. But what does safe mean? For at least one professional, staying safe equates to working in an environment that minimizes the potential for personal injury, disability, downtime, productivity shortfalls and worker’s compensation claims.
An electrically heated walk-in oven will be used for composite curing small parts. It has the capability to heat 16,000 lb of a composite material from 70 to 350°F (21 to 177°C) within six to seven hours. The unit was shipped to a company in the technology industry.
A commercially viable turbo-compression cooling system for ultra-low temperature waste heat recovery shows promise for industrial applications. For example, a dairy producer could transform the waste heat generated when they pasteurize their milk and put it to work chilling the milk.
A California boilermaker will supply three skid-mounted, watertube boilers for a project at Saudi Aramco Jizan Refinery. Fremont, Calif.-based Nationwide Boiler Inc., a representative and stocking distributor of Babcock & Wilcox package watertube boilers, secured the largest rental project in its 51-year history.
Ambiguity about responsibility for foul condensate tank operations and a failure to conduct a proper process hazard analysis of the noncondensable gas system contributed to a pulp mill incident that killed three workers, says the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
Uniformly drying a non-uniform product is difficult. Decreasing the drying time of heat-sensitive products is challenging. One example is a three-dimensional product saturated with water — for instance, molded-fiber packaging products.
Not many Americans like warm beer — except, of course, process cooling engineers who work for breweries. They know that maintaining elevated temperatures within a metal tank in the brewhouse is critical throughout much of the fermentation process.
Local level indication is an important measurement for many process control applications. It provides a reliable way to confirm the level height. It allows a way to check and calibrate level transmitters.
As boilers age, they become less efficient, thereby increasing operational costs. Replacing the boiler is the obvious choice; however, it may not be necessary. If the boiler pressure vessel is in good shape, upgrading the burner and controls while adding heat recovery can not only restore a boiler to its original efficiency but probably improve it.
Cool-Fit ABS Plus has a core pipe made of ABS, which is insulated with high density polyurethane (PUR). The insulation is protected with a black polyethylene jacket that is watertight and UV resistant, making it suitable for outdoor use.
Shell-and-helix heat exchanger is intended for use in ammonia/carbon dioxide (CO2) cascade refrigeration systems. The heat exchanger design incorporates stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance and long life.
Series 6935SCE allows users to output real-time, high resolution, color video images to distributed control systems (DCSs), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and a real-time web server to broadcast images on the plant’s local network.