When configuring a new process temperature measurement, many users like to begin by working through a classic engineering question: Should I use a thermocouple (TC) or resistance temperature detector (RTD)?
Process heating with fuel-fired burners is the most effective and cost-efficient method of heating. Personnel safety, production equipment protection and maintaining production schedules are all best served by understanding safety requirements.
Industrial fired heaters are known to be the oldest and most common industrial process devices. Many manufacturing processes (if not all of them) involve heat exchange in some way or another, and the use of fired heaters is a way to provide such energy exchange.
A benefit of a modular, once-through watertube design is the ability to rapidly generate full steam even from a cold start (on-demand steam). On-demand steam can improve steam generation operations by matching the actual load demand with boiler output in near real time. While traditional boilers typically are placed in a standby or idle mode when not in use, such operating techniques are not required with on-demand watertube boilers.
As I write this commentary, the world is facing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. At times, it seems the news will never improve. While I cannot predict when the headwinds will turn in our favor, I can share what has been helping me.
Electric and fluid power actuators have been installed on a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Brazil. The actuators will control the flow of oil and gas from the FPSO to the metering system.
Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd. was contracted to engineer and commission two large-capacity heat-treatment furnaces for a global producer of highly engineered metal earth-moving, construction and mining equipment. As part of this turnkey contract, Can-Eng designed and commissioned individual tempering and stress-relieving furnaces.
Fives will upgrade the reheating furnaces at JSW Steel’s Vijayanagar Works, which has a current production of 12 million tons per year. The project aims to optimize the overall furnace heat distribution by integrating a new combustion zone. This will ensure homogeneous heating of slabs throughout the furnaces and will increase their capacities.
International Thermal Systems (ITS), Milwaukee, Wis., shipped a conveyor curing oven with cooler to a U.S. parts manufacturer. The application required the oven to cure the parts at 331°F, hold for 30 minutes and then cool.
Superior Boiler will relocate its Richmond, Va., subsidiary to Hutchinson, Kan., beginning in the second quarter of 2021. Superior acquired the Richmond business, which produces industrial watertube boilers, as part of its 2016 purchase of English Boiler LLC.
To help front-line workers at hospitals, testing clinics and other health-care facilities in their fight against the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes, Thermal Product Solutions LLC is working with hospitals in the Northeast to test the efficacy of dry heat sterilization on PPE and N95 masks for re-use.
A cloud-based online portal serves as a real-time resource to monitor in-transit shipment information such as temperature, location and other measurements that may affect the quality of perishable cargo.
Pit furnace is designed with a maximum operating temperature of 1750°F (954°C) and gross workload of 1600 lb. Temperature uniformity of ± 25°F at 1650°F (899°C) was documented with a nine-point profile test.
Promag W has a “0 x DN full bore” option for a close-knit pipeline network or obstacles in pipes. The mag meter provides maximum measuring performance without tube restriction, and thus without pressure loss, according to the manufacturer.
An integrated, pre-engineered package includes a venturi scrubber along with recirculation pump, piping networks, instrumentation and automated controls. The scrubber package is factory assembled and tested.
Line of unfired clean steam generators provides controlled steam generation utilizing demineralized water services and steam from standard boiler plant. Model CSM-C 600 compact clean steam generator can produce up to a maximum of 1,275 lb/hr of clean steam at 45 psig – dependent on plant steam pressure and feedwater temperature.
Check out the April 2021 edition of Process Heating, featuring welded plate heat exchangers and downtime prevention, points to ponder when selecting circulation heaters, combustion controls retrofits, trends in boiler systems, news, products and much more!