Boiler efficiency is undoubtedly the most important and widely used term when the subject of purchasing a new industrial steam system begins. Unfortunately, the goal of some boiler manufacturers at times seems to be to make the process of understanding efficiency as difficult as possible.
With rising operational costs and fewer domain experts due to the retiring workforce, manufacturers with thermal processing units need to increase productivity, eliminate safety risks and reduce operating expenses.
Industrial heating can be obtained through various technologies such as fuel, electricity and steam as well as hybrid technologies that combine two or more technologies. Fuel-based heating technology is the most common today due to the relatively low prices of fossil fuels.
Thermal liquid heating is a specialized form of process heating that harnesses the forced circulation of a special heating medium, called thermal fluid, as a liquid. In many types of process heating, high temperature rather than high pressure is essential where heat — not vapor or steam — is required.
Industrial compressed air is so widely used that it is often regarded as the fourth utility, after electricity, natural gas and water. Employed in thousands of applications, compressed air is vital to productivity around the globe for uses such as powering rotary and reciprocating equipment.
The inaugural Process Heating & Cooling Show will feature the latest industrial processes, products and emerging technologies across all process manufacturing industries. Held June 16-17 in Rosemont, Ill., this interactive two-day event is designed to inform and inspire everyone involved with process heating and process cooling systems.
New Albany, Miss.-based Refrigerated Solutions Group named Dan Hinkle as vice president of sales for RSG. Also, Anthony Lorubbio, the company’s chief transformation officer, will assume responsibility for sales operations and customer experience.
Wisconsin Oven shipped an electrically heated batch oven to a manufacturer of composite products. The oven, which has a maximum operating temperature of 300°F (149°C), will be used for curing and drying resin waste from a pultrusion process and mixing activities.
The role that boards of directors and executives can play in ensuring that effective safety management systems are in place at oil-and-gas facilities is the focus of a new guide from U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). “CSB Best Practice Guidance for Corporate Boards of Directors and Executives in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry for Major Accident Prevention” looks at how company executives can help properly manage risks, with the goal of preventing major accidents and protecting workers, the public and the environment.
An industrial filter manufacturer purchased a fuel-fired conveyor oven rated for a maximum operating temperature of 500°F (260°C). The oven, which was manufactured and supplied by Lewco Inc., is used to cure resin applied to the filters. The finished product is used for a variety of applications.
Fotric 326 has a large aperture f1.0 infrared lens for taking radiometric thermal images. A -4 to 1202°F (-20 to 650°C) measurement range cover many applications, including inspecting high temperature objects.
True union industrial ball valves are offered in large diameter sizes of 2.5 through 6” (DN65 through DN150). Series TBH helps ensure the protection of systems and operators with an integral lock-out plate that secures to the body of the valve.