HP and Siemens expanded their strategic alliance to help customers transform their businesses with industrial additive manufacturing (AM). Siemens and HP will incorporate systems and software innovations including overall product lifecycle management (PLM), AM factory optimization, industrial 3D printing and data intelligence, manufacturing execution and performance analytics.
A reheating pusher furnace, with an initial production capacity of 90 tons/hour, is integrated into a rolling mill producing merchant bars and rebars at Polish steelmaker Cognor’s plant in Krakow. The company contracted Fives to improve the furnace’s performance while sustaining production capacity at reduced operational costs.
Solace Management Group Inc. completed construction of a 7,500 ft2 manufacturing facility in Coquitlam, British Columbia, that will increase production capacity by up to tenfold. The facility, which will produce pet and consumer healthcare goods, includes an industrial oven.
A supplier of composite structures will use a 500°F, vacuum-assisted composite curing oven to manufacture parts for the aerospace industry. The electric walk-in oven, supplied by Lewco Inc., includes a top-mounted heater box with 144 kW of heat capacity.
Most modern thermal fluid heaters at industrial plants are reliable, so unexplained heater shutdowns do not happen often. As a result, many plant operators do not know how to fix a shutdown problem — they have never encountered one in the past. But, eventually one does occur, and it is usually at the most inopportune time. This means the operator is under pressure to get the heater back in operation.
When the 2011 edition of the industrial ovens safety standard NFPA 86 was released, for the first time, safety programmable logic controllers (PLCs) were recognized as logic devices suitable for the safe operation of industrial heating equipment. The safety PLC could now perform the control logic, but it still could not directly control the combustion safeguard systems.
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.
With a firing range of 15,000 to 200,000 MBH, Model FDR(X) combines a windbox, air register, ignition assembly, fuel train, flame-safety control, combustion control, flue-gas recirculation system and forced-draft blower into a packaged unit.
Kromschröder BCU 4 Series is a multi-functional, modular control solution designed for directly ignited or pilot/main burners of unlimited capacity in intermittent or continuous operation, and for modulated or step-controlled gas burners.