Check out the March 2021 edition of Process Heating: Selecting gas safety shutoff valves and actuators, key considerations for tube-end joint design, electric air heating, natural-draft burners, boiler systems and much more!
Natural gas-powered industrial- and commercial-scale burner-boiler fuel trains need to be carefully designed and managed to satisfy key safety and regulatory requirements — and to meet performance and operational demand.
Understanding your boiler system should not be difficult. An unfortunate trend in the industry, however, goes against making things simple, cluttering the market with terminology and explanations that are confusing and difficult to understand.
Both natural- and forced-draft burners are utilized in millions of process heating applications throughout the world. They are applied across many industries to heat, process, refine, store and transport the myriad of products that we rely upon each day.
Manufacturing applications are constantly being modified to improve efficiency and quality. As process improvements are redefined, so is the equipment that is used. For example, one of the more commonly used tools in manufacturing is the electric air heater.
Shell-and-tube heat exchangers are suitable for a range of pressure and temperature conditions and can be robust enough to handle corrosive or even lethal fluids. These industrial workhorse exchangers enable heat transfer between two independent pressurized chambers through the wall of the tubes.
Use the 2020 edition of our industrial oven selection tool to compare oven manufacturers and find those experienced with your industrial heating process.
March 1, 2021
Industrial ovens cover the gamut of configurations, heating methods and manufacturing processes. With so many suppliers offering a range of designs, how do you know where to start? Use our online Equipment Overview to identify prospective suppliers for your next oven buying project.
A year ago, countries around the world realized that COVID-19 would not be going away quickly. In March 2020, as the world watched video from Italy and other early hot spots, the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic.
With continuing concerns regarding travel, the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) moved Powder Coating Week 2021 to July 13-16, 2021. The event will still be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.
The B&W Thermal segment of Akron, Ohio-based Babcock & Wilcox will design and supply two package boilers and related equipment for a desalination plant. The high temperature, high pressure, natural-gas-fired boilers will be used to produce steam for a municipal facility serving local residents and businesses.
Steam heating technology commonly used to provide process heating will provide comfort heating for a large medical facility in the Southern California desert. The facility purchased 13 boilers from Parker Boiler to handle the steam and heating load of a new expansion.
Lucifer Furnaces completed a yearlong contract to deliver 18 AMS 2750-compliant ovens and furnaces to the U.S. Air Force. Models supplied include heavy-duty single-chamber furnaces, dual-chamber furnace/oven combinations, recirculating convection ovens and dual ovens.
Watlow, a designer and manufacturer of complete thermal systems, signed a definitive agreement to sell to Tinicum L.P., a private-equity firm. Desloge family shareholders will continue to have minority ownership in the nearly 100-year-old company. Beyond that, the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A virtual safety standards and codes seminar for industrial thermal processing is set for April 14-16. Presented by the Industrial Heating Equipment Association, the online seminar builds on the experiences IHEA developed while offering virtual courses last fall.
Continuous processing equipment can automatically mix multiple, highly viscous, liquid and dry materials to a targeted, homogeneous mixture at discharge without requiring the addition of water as a thinning agent.
Intended for laboratory testing and low volume production applications, Model D-100 is equipped with a 16" (40 cm), 1625-W square infrared heater that achieves temperatures to 750°F (400°C). The compact infrared conveyor dryer can be placed on tabletops or wheeled utility carts with tops as small as 24" (61 cm) square.
Hydrive was designed to optimize the performance of the company’s direct-steam-injection (DSI) fluid heating and cooking systems. The linear actuator is designed to meet 3-A standards and offers an adjustable stroke length for up to 1.5" of travel.
Designed to permanently mount on machinery, the C-30 clamp retracts without tools to allow quick access to the interior. The C-clamp provides up to 1,700 lb of clamping force to establish a tight seal on machine panels, doors, housings, screen decks and other parts. It can be used to join different materials and multiple thicknesses.
An air-pollution control system, the wet electrostatic precipitator efficiently cleans industrial gases of fine particulate matter, acid mists and aerosols to meet environmental regulations and protect downstream equipment.
A line of low internal volume heaters is suited for use in ultra-high purity (UHP) solvent-heating applications in semiconductor manufacturing, including wafer cleaning, etching and photoresist-stripping processes.
The 500°F (260°C) oven includes 260 KW installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements to heat the oven chamber. A total of 66,000 cfm, generated by two 30-hp recirculating blowers, provides combination airflow to the workload. Workspace dimensions in No. 1019 measure 18 by 18 by 10'.
Check out the June 2021 edition of Process Heating, featuring temperature uniformity optimization in process ovens and dryers, retrofitting a convection oven with gas catalytic infrared heaters, an equipment overview on convection and conduction heaters and much more!