The process-efficiency benefits of utilizing heat from one part of an industrial process in another are well understood. Heat reuse — sometimes referred to as regeneration — is widespread across a range of processes: pasteurization and sterilization, evaporation, drying, distillation, pressurization, cooking, space and media heating, and reactor heating, to name a few. In fact, the list of applications is as varied as the industries themselves.
Infrared has been in use in process heating for more than 30 years, but only recently has it become a commonplace consideration for most oven designs. Convection (hot air) heating typically has been the ubiquitous solution, and it does a good job in many situations.
Smart process automation and data exchange technologies — more commonly known as Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — are transforming manufacturing operations, and many companies are looking to capitalize on the benefits.
In 2018, a glass products manufacturing company in Ohio presented its automation engineers with a new project: Data from manufacturing lines needed to appear in a web-based user interface (UI) already in use by company supervisors.
Electrical equipment is almost always specified by manufacturers for operation within an optimal temperature range. That range is defined by the conditions that will ensure the equipment’s reliability, performance, efficiency and physical integrity are protected.
Anyone who has spent even passing time in the Midwest will have noticed a key difference among the seasons. There’s fall (nothing to do), winter (nothing to do), spring (still nothing to do) and festival season — I mean summer.
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.
Dave Strand was hired by Wisconsin Oven Corp. as a shop worker in 1986. In 2019, he retires as president and CEO of Thermal Product Solutions, the parent company of Wisconsin Oven. Strand dedicated 33 years to the continued growth of Wisconsin Oven, and his presence will be greatly missed by employees, customers and community partners.
A reheating pusher furnace, with an initial production capacity of 90 tons/hr, will be 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.
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 lack of regulations governing onshore drilling safety as well as shortcomings in safety management systems and industry standards utilized by the industry are among reasons cited for a fatal gas well blowout, says the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
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.
After a 20 months of construction, Bühler Group opened its Cubic innovation campus with eight Application Centers in Uzwil, Switzerland. The ideas of customers and prototypes are tested in the Application Centers, where they are refined to the point of market maturity.
A European producer of aluminum architectural system will utilize a system to test the fire resistance for vertical elements of building structures (glazed walls and curtain walls). Seco/Warwick designed a laboratory furnace that will allow Aluprof to test new products like windows, doors and façade systems before launching.
A manufacturer in the aerospace industry took shipment of an electrically heated curing oven with a maximum operating temperature of 400°F. The batch oven, which was manufactured by Wisconsin Oven, has sufficient capacity to heat 8,000 lb of steel and 20,000 lb of soluble material .
Valmet will deliver a recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to ITC's Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India. The boiler, which will replace three existing boilers, has a capacity of 2,700 tDS/day and is scheduled for start-up in late 2021.
Model DTS 3000 is suited for multiple-enclosure applications including washdown. The side-mount cooling units are available in sizes from 900 to 24,000 BTU/hr for use in applications with high temperature, high ambient environments.
ScrubPac VentClean can provide more than 99 percent removal of storage tank emissions. The compact, packaged system can handle single and multiple sources with large variations in venting rates yet provide high removal efficiency, says the manufacturer.
Enhanced-duty electric walk-in oven has a top-mounted box heater with 144 kW of heat capacity. The oven is equipped with two 20,000-cfm high efficiency circulation fans that deliver dual airflow and provide uniform heat throughout the workspace.