The service sector is on the cusp of change. New technologies and key trends may affect — and improve — how your facility receives process plant maintenance and other services. Three technologies show promise to optimize service delivery via the use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies.
Few perfect things are perfect in this world — though a baby’s smile, beachfront sunsets and a pitcher who retires 27 consecutive batters come to mind. Unfortunately, for those who operate industrial facilities, hot-water heating, process loops or closed-loop cooling-water recirculation systems are not among them.
Wireless technologies that serve as the backbone of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are gaining wider use in the global food manufacturing industry. The goal of IIoT technologies is to automate the collection of data across operations and improve processes within a processing plant. An enterprise that uses more advanced analysis of its data will see operational improvements and cost savings.
Regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO) came on the scene some 35 years ago and, for the past two decades, have been the “technology of choice” for industrial VOC control. With many incremental improvements, regenerative thermal oxidizers do not risk losing this status any time soon.
Automotive manufacturers can avoid downtime by using industrial washers equipped with monitoring relays that alert operators when water-bath heating elements fail.
November 1, 2018
Cleaning and surface preparation are important production stages in many manufacturing industries, especially automotive. For example, machined parts and subassemblies must be thoroughly clean before they move into subsequent stages of assembly or coating.
The Custom Coater Forum will be part of the Powder Coating Institute’s (PCI) Powder Coating 2019 Technical Conference. Planned for April 1-2, 2019, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, the forum will include presentations and roundtable discussions about custom coater business operations, new product technologies and PCI programs.
Winters Instruments, Toronto, Ontario, extended its five-year warranty to cover all products effective immediately. This includes its thermometers, temperature sensors, valves, thermowells, pressure gauges, pressure transmitters, pressure switches, diaphragm seals and all accessories.
Specifications for Calflo, Petro-Therm and Purity FG HTF heat transfer fluids, manufactured by Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., have been added to aspenOne Engineering software. The companies expect the additions to the Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus modeling software to provide engineers with a range of solutions when designing a heat transfer system.
Process equipment manufacturer Readco Kurimoto opened a testing laboratory at its York, Pa., headquarters. The facility, which includes machinery able to process up to 2,000 lb/hr, allows the company to conduct tests that simulate actual operating conditions using customer materials and formulations to verify machinery performance meets targeted goals.
A cloud-based digital service designed to help improve yield while reducing energy costs and the thermal processing equipment’s environmental footprint was launched. MoisturePro, one of a suite of digital services offered by Bühler Insights, is a cloud platform for the food and feed processing industries.
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.
Scrubber is provided as a fully integrated, pre-engineered, skid-mounted package with recirculation pumps, piping networks, entrainment separators, polishing scrubber, instrumentation and automated controls.
BelGas FM flame arrestors stop ignited vapors from traveling backward into the vent line or tank, preventing explosions, burns and other hazards. The line of flame arrestors includes burner, inline, stack and vent arrestors.
Taurus Series provide a double-isolation function with a twin-ball design and a bleed function by different bleed/vent valve designs. The block valves are available from 1 to 6" full bore (8" reduced bore).
Designed for 2’ NPSH applications, the Sterlco K Series can handle hot condensate up to 212°F (100°C). The pump is close-coupled to a 3450-rpm open drip-proof motor (with options for totally enclosed, wash-down duty, or explosion-proof).
Line of PTC top-loading ovens includes a 48 ft3 oven designed and used for burn-in, qualification testing and calibration of down-hole drilling instruments. While the oven is designed to stand up to oilfield conditions, it also can be used for other applications that require a long narrow chamber.