High temperature liquids can wreak havoc on industrial operations if properly specified and installed pumping systems are not in place. Industrial process pumps are often the workhorses that keep operations moving reliably and safely.
Within process manufacturing, temperature is one of the primary considerations in reactions and product separation. There are not many processes where temperature is not a significant factor in controlling product quality.
Applying a centrifugal heat pump and absorption heat pumps to recover waste heat from the cooling water of the power plant steam condenser allowed one city to avoid the cost and emissions of coal-fired district heating.
In 2017, the China Development and Reform Commission issued the Northern China Winter Clean Heating Plan. It mandated that, by the end of 2021, clean combustion of coal in thermal power plants would be used to provide 8 billion square meters of heating area. Estimates say this will account for nearly 40 percent of the total clean-heating area in northern China in 2021.
Ed Verderose joined Miura Boilers, Rockmart, Ga., as national accounts manager, a position that is focused on working with businesses and facilities that have multiple locations in the U.S. market. Miura is one of the largest industrial steam boiler manufacturers in the world and manufactures on-demand steam solutions.
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As part of its five-year investment to boost capacity and operational excellence within its global plastics additives business, BASF awarded Emerson a multi-million dollar contract to modernize automation software and controllers at its specialty chemical production facility in Lampertheim, Germany.
To improve temperature uniformity and reduce cycle times, a plastics manufacturer purchased two annealing batch ovens. Supplied by International Thermal Systems, the ovens were designed with a proprietary airflow pattern to ensure uniform processing of the range of plastic parts processes at the facility.
The technologies of Outotec and Metso Minerals (excluding Metso Flow Control) will be combined to create a single company focused on process technology, equipment and services for the minerals, metals and aggregates industries. The combined company will operate as Metso Outotec.
A rental program allows food, chemical, plastics and other processors to test a continuous processor in actual operating conditions prior to purchase. The continuous processors can be used to mix, compound, crystallize, encapsulate and chemically react liquid and dry materials, including in sanitary environments requiring USDA- and 3A-compliant designs.
Grant Instruments needed to monitor its thermal curing production line ordered a portable oven temperature datalogger. Large batches of metal alloys were cured for hours in three continuously running ovens. The datalogger, which was supplied by CAS Dataloggers, needed to connect to Type K thermocouples and had to have a resilient thermal barrier.
A 350°F (177°C) modified shelf oven is being used for preheating bulk friction material in trays. The unit, manufactured and delivered by Grieve Corp., Round Lake, Ill., includes all safety equipment required by NFPA 86 for gas-heated equipment.
A petrochemical company, as part of its manufacturing process, will utilize four steam-heated drum cabinets to heat material to 200°F (93°C) prior to mixing and blending with other ingredients. Supplied by Lewco Inc., each cabinet can hold up to 32 55-gallon drums and is heated using live steam.
An electrically heated top-flow conveyor oven will be used by a global manufacturer in the machinery industry to cure “CPIG” material on plastic housings for electronic components. Designed and supplied by Wisconsin Oven Corp., the oven has a maximum operating temperature of 392°F (200°C) and includes a continuous chain-style conveyor system.
Gas-heated walk-in oven is used for bonding composite materials inside molds. Workspace dimensions of the No. 950 measure 10 x 20 x 8’ with 700,000 BTU/hr installed in a modulating natural gas burner to provide heat.
Powered by the company’s Lepton thermal microcamera core, Model Flir One Pro LT includes an image enhancement feature that combines the thermal and a high definition visible camera image to produce crisp, detailed images that are easy to interpret.
The CyberCool WaterTec Series includes five models with a cooling capacity ranging from 350 1400 KW. The water-cooled indoor chillers are suited for use in data centers, manufacturing and production locations.
Offered in three series, fogging fans provide a cool fog for industrial spot cooling. Hydro SS 700 Series is designed for quiet performance and is available in three configurations: direct feed, bench-top fogger and hanging sump fogger.
Tandem seal option for the Dean RA Series air-cooled pump helps protect environmentally sensitive areas from ground leaks, increase safety with added protection to avoid flammable fluids and improve compliance with insurance requirements.
The pre-engineered, factory-assembled and -tested package includes the recirculation pump, piping networks, instrumentation and automated controls. Series 7000/8000 integrated scrubbers can help facilities meet PM 10 and PM 2.5 particulate emission standards.
Designed to provide freeze protection and process temperature maintenance for high power, high exposure industrial heat-tracing applications, Raychem mineral-insulated heating units ensure operational reliability and corrosion resistance in harsh environments.
Check out the January 2020 edition of Process Heating: Performance monitoring with wireless technology, oven safety, protecting rental boiler equipment from freezing winter conditions, boiler upgrades, water cooling and much more!