For decades, plastics processors have had to select chillers based on their maximum cooling-capacity requirements. While this approach ensures plenty of chiller capacity, it was not always energy efficient.
Risk can take many forms in food-and-beverage processes. From proper hygiene standards for employees to regular calibration of instrumentation on critical processes, there are dozens of ways that process owners can mitigate risk to avoid potentially costly or hazardous results.
It is no secret that emissions regulations are continuing the downward trend that we have seen in the last decade. Current regulations in many areas of the country — and even some corporate policies — are focused on single-digit NOx levels of 9 ppm.
When it comes to heating and drying needs on construction sites, a fuel-efficient system can significantly affect operating costs. The major types of heating systems are direct-fired open flame, indirect air and circulating water (hydronic). Hydronic heaters offer good fuel efficiency and do so while minimizing fire risk.
I’m proud to bring the readers of Process Heating the opportunity to learn about thermal fluid heating safety with no-cost webinar on September 27 at 2 p.m. E.T. Join us live or register in advance and watch the recorded even on demand.
A custom Gruenberg bench oven rated for Class B operation per NFPA 86 specifications will be used in the testing and product development department of a company in the movable machinery industry. Shipped by Thermal Product Solutions, the oven will process various mechanical apparatuses affixed to an electronic shaker.
Tenney Environmental, New Columbia, Pa., shipped a vacuum temperature space simulation system that will allow an aerospace company to bring the testing of its products in house. The unit utilizes a cascade cooling system and has a temperature range of -103 to 257°F (-75 to 125°C). It is constructed with a thermal shroud and thermal platen, which will perform the thermal conditioning function. The vacuum chamber has a low maintenance, dry roots-style roughing pump and a turbomolecular high vacuum pump.
The life cycle of safety instrumented systems (SIS) —specification, design, analysis, programming, installation, maintenance and change management — is the focus of a new book from the International Society of Automation (ISA).
A 950°F (510°C) belt conveyor oven designed and built by Grieve is being used by a manufacturer for heat treating springs. The unit has 81,600 Btu/hr installed in a modulating infrared natural gas burner to heat the oven chamber, while a 250-CFM, ⅓-hp recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload.
A new program, dubbed Select, allows uses to identify, configure and purchase some of Watlow’s electric heater, temperature sensor, temperature controller and power controller products. Original equipment manufacturers, authorized Watlow distributors and end user customers can all use the online tool.
Four electrically heated walk-in ovens will be used by an automotive parts manufacturer to age aluminum parts. The enhanced-duty industrial ovens, manufactured by Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., have a maximum operating temperature of 500°F (260°C). Guaranteed temperature uniformity of ±10°F at 392°F was documented with a standard nine-point profile test in an empty chamber under static operating conditions, says the oven maker.
A tool to help process safety staff of large industrial facilities efficiently monitor process safety while helping to reduce operational costs provides a real-time view of safety risk. Process Safety Suite centralizes and synchronizes disparate process safety data to eliminate errors and inconsistencies.
Model PSC-PMB-Solocan be connected directly to an RS485 Modbus SCADA system or PLC. Networkable, the noncontact temperature sensors can measure and monitor the temperature of many locations on the same network.
Watlow Select is an online tool that allows users to find products online and in the company’s catalogs, quickly design the product to fit the application, readily access drawings and technical content, and receive five days or less shipment on most products.
Used for the separation of dissimilar products, the D4 Series helps maximize productivity and provide reduced product and personnel risk across the food and beverage, dairy, personal care and brewing process industries.
Condensation is the most common variable in liquid-level applications, and it can degrade the measurement signal strength of most ultrasonic sensors. EchoPod Reflective-Ultrasonic level sensors work in condensation.
Thermalert 4.0 provides automatic, noncontact temperature measurement in harsh industrial environments. Intended for use with temperatures of -40 to 4082°F (-40 to 2250°C), the pyrometer series comprises 13 models with varied spectral responses, including dedicated sensors for metals, glass, plastics, paper and food products.