An adage attributed to marketing pioneer John Wanamaker goes like this: “Half of the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.” Maintenance managers in many process manufacturing facilities may feel something similar.
The handling of bulk solids has been tossed around for decades — literally. From fertilizer to food products, sugar to sludge pellets, and coffee to catalysts, the practice of heating, cooling or drying has been a part of virtually every industry built around free-flowing materials since the Industrial Revolution.
From even before I could actually read, or so my parents tell the story, you could find me with my nose buried in a book. I would tell myself stories in “toddler talk” as I turned the pages of my favorite bedtime stories.
Registration for the “Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating” online learning course is open for the fall session. Scheduled to begin October 5, the six-week class presented by the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will run through November 15. The course includes forums to interact with other students and access to the instructor via scheduled office hours.
Looking for ways to earn professional development hours or continuing education credits despite the travel limitations imposed by COVID-19? The continuing education center for thermal processing, developed jointly by the thermal brands of BNP Media, offers courses specifically focused on industrial thermal processing.
Stony Brook University released an article detailing its preliminary research and findings on the efficacy of dry heat sterilization on personal protective equipment (PPE). The research team used a Gruenberg dry heat sterilizer to determine if there was degradation of the N95 masks after several rounds of dry heat treatment. Results from the testing were positive.
BNP Media has announced the launch of the Process Heating & Cooling Show, an interactive conference and exposition where executives and engineers from various industries – including oil and gas, electronics, pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, packaging and plastics – will learn from thought leaders and discover new technologies and trends exclusively for the process heating and cooling sectors. This new event will be held June 16-17, 2021, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
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!