With today’s competitive international market, all plants need to reduce operating costs, and lowering energy consumption can have a positive impact on the bottom line. A plant’s steam and condensate systems cannot afford to vent any utility steam, blowthrough steam or flash steam to the atmosphere. An additional benefit of not venting steam is a significant reduction in emissions in the boiler operation.
A gas-fired car-bottom oven with a fume incinerator will be used by a company in the oil-and-gas industry for prebaking drill-pipe joints. Manufactured and shipped by Wisconsin Oven, East Troy, Wis., the industrial oven is capable of heating 70,000 lb of steel from a cold start to 750°F within 75 minutes.
One of the most common pieces of equipment in many industries is a heat exchanger. As its name implies, it is designed to move heat from a process fluid to another fluid — which might be liquid or air. The process fluid is heated or cooled as the application demands. The transfer fluid might be air or a liquid, also as the application demands.
With mounting globalization, diminishing information asymmetry, disruptive business models, accelerating innovation and relentless competition, industrial organizations are having to adapt at a pace unrecognizable to previous generations.
Companies spend a significant amount of time and energy selecting the best type of pipe material for the application, calculating size and lengths needed, and following and implementing standard instructions for proper pipe installation.
Use the 2019 edition of our industrial oven selection tool to compare oven manufacturers and find those experienced with your industrial heating process.
March 1, 2019
Industrial ovens cover the gamut of configurations, heating methods and manufacturing processes. With so many suppliers offering a range of designs, how do you know where to start? Use our online Equipment Overview to identify prospective suppliers for your next oven buying project.
Back in my college days, I was introduced to Peter F. Drucker and his work on leadership, management, labor and economics. One of his famous quotes has stuck with me: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” At first glance, that statement seems obvious. But what are those “right things?” What makes a good leader?
Thermal Product Solutions shipped seven glassware drying ovens to a university based in the Midwest. The Gruenberg ovens have a maximum temperature rating of 650°F and utilize a vertical-up airflow, which maximizes heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product load.
Thermal Product Solutions shipped a Blue M Friction-Aire safety oven, which has a maximum temperature rating of 500°F (260°C), to a manufacturer of consumer products. The solvent-venting oven provides a controlled heat source without heating elements, which eliminates atmospheric explosions and ignitions when working with hazardous Class 1 or Group D materials.
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the 2019 Annual Meeting April 29-May 1 at Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Fla. IHEA members will enjoy the camaraderie created by the ever-popular social events and presentations. The annual meeting provides opportunities for attendees to get involved with important industry-related developments while exploring new business contacts and growing relationships.
A multinational company selected Superior Boilers Works to provide equipment for a new biopharmaceutical facility in the northeast United States. Superior, Hutchinson, Kan., will deliver two 800-hp Wichita model boilers and an 82,500-pph deaerator.
A Chilean company is making the largest investment in company history to build a new pulp production line with an annual capacity of 1,560,000 tons. Valmet will supply Arauco with pulp drying and baling equipment, a recovery boiler and a biomass boiler for the project.
Valin Corp., San Jose, Calif., acquired Power Transfer Products of Alvin, Texas. According to the company, the acquisition strengthens Valin’s filtration and process heating portfolio and expands the company’s geographic reach. Power Transfer Products supplies pumps, meters and all other equipment related to the handling of liquid products.
A cybersecurity solution designed to protect industrial operators against new and emerging universal serial bus (USB) threats has been released by Honeywell. Secure Media Exchange (SMX) includes capabilities to protect against malicious USB device attacks. Such attacks disrupt operations through misuse of legitimate USB functions or unauthorized device actions.
An electric air-heating solutions company needed a quick thermal management solution to prevent overheating of the air heater element used in its flanged inline heaters. Employed in industrial processing and research and development settings, the heaters are built to handle a range of demanding process heat applications.
The Columbus Flat Roll Division of Steel Dynamics Inc. will invest $140 million to add a continuous hot-dip galvanizing line at its plant in Columbus, Miss. The line, designed and manufactured by Fives, will be capable of producing 400,000 tons per year of unexposed automotive steel grades and specialized steel grades.
Registration is open for IHEA’s “Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating” online course, which begins on April 15. The program is suited for industrial process heating equipment operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment. Students learn about safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment; how to reduce energy consumption; and ways to help improve a company’s bottom-line.
No. 1024, a 350°F (177°C) bench oven, is used for curing the plug-on end of long cables. Workspace dimensions of measure 28 x 24 x 18”, and 2 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular heating elements.
The MDA-510 and MDA-550 simplify troubleshooting on single- and three-phase motor-drive systems by providing guided testing. The motor-drive analyzers help technicians quickly capture the most important measurements.
Duct-mounted EE850 measures CO2 concentration up to 10,000 ppm (1 percent) as well as relative humidity and temperature. Suited for use as process control, the three-in-one sensor has a dewpoint temperature and a passive temperature output.
Series 5000 incorporates the company’s maximum-throughput Hi-Flow random or structured packing. Other features of the counter-current packed tower scrubbers include high efficiency mist-eliminator designs and engineering-matched, clog-resistant liquid distribution systems.
Multi-gas detector can simultaneously detect up to seven gases including, flammable gases, vapors and oxygen. It is suited for use in chemical, oil and gas, mining, pharmaceutical and water treatment applications.
Designed to recycle nitrogen to increase the amount of nitrogen in the process air to 85 percent to render combustion impossible, the fluid-bed drying system has an integral baghouse dust collector set directly above the fluid-bed drying zone to create a sealed system.
Turbo-Dryer can be used to dry water-wet or solvent-wet materials through a wide temperature range without the need for vacuum. The gentle material-handling features and low exhaust velocities of the continuous, rotary tray dryer reduce fines formation and carryover in the exhaust.