The importance of steam in manufacturing dates back to the dawn of the industrial revolution in the 18th century. While its use in transportation has declined, its use in other industries has grown, broadening the range of applications.
A functional acceptance test can help alleviate the risks associated with performing first-run testing of factory logic programming for combustion controls or burner management on fired equipment in the field. Performing such testing helps ensure the manufacturing process for critical control systems.
Control systems that are responsible for the safety, startup sequencing and operating supervision of critical applications such as burner management, combustion control and boiler control systems must be designed to be both fail-safe and reliable.
The beginning of a movie or book sets the tone for the whole story. In a similar way, this also is true for continuous flow process dryers. Though instead of the first few pages or opening scenes, a process dryer starts with the introduction of the product to the dryer’s conveyor.
Two systems designed for the thermal combustion and abatement of hydrocarbon emissions from two natural gas fractionation trains have been installed at a Southwest midstream natural gas processing facility.
A 1200-gal metal dryer that became overpressurized during a chemical product drying operation is the cause of an explosion and fire at the Optima Belle Chemical LLC facility located in Belle W.V., on December 8.
The first system ever built by Ambrell Corp. — a 6 kW induction power supply built in 1986 — has returned to the manufacturer following decommissioning by its owner. It will be displayed at the induction heating system maker headquarters in Rochester, N.Y.
Bebco EPS purge and pressurization system is designed specifically for use with large motors or large enclosures in Zone 1 hazardous areas. The 6100 Series can purge an enclosure over 450 ft3 (12.2 m3) and is suited for applications in the chemical, petrochemicals and oil-and-gas industries.
ClearFire-H is designed for heating and process steam solutions and offered in sizes from 10 to 80 hp for 15 or 150 psig design steam pressure. According to the manufacturer, it produces 99 percent or better dry quality steam without a separator and is available with 10:1 turndown.
The BSA and A3S isolation valves are engineered to maintain plant safety and save energy by eliminating stem seal leaks. The valves can help oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage facilities reduce energy use and ensure operator and plant safety.
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!