For many years, 3D printing technology — or additive manufacturing, as it is often called — has been gaining ground against long-established manufacturing processes. In the early days, additive manufacturing was relegated to the realm of prototyping.
A regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) is an air-pollution control device designed to destroy volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and odorous compounds from manufacturing and industrial processes.
Myriad industrial process heating applications employ combustion systems, which are associated with a number of hazards. Despite these hazards, however, it is possible to keep industrial combustion systems operating safely and without event.
Thermocouples can be found providing process temperature measurements in applications ranging from power generation to food-and-beverage processing. Gain a better understanding of these industrial jacks-of-all-trades.
In this month's Places & Faces, Superior Boiler promotes Mark Yates to national sales manager, Michael Bruce joins Superior as operations manager, Bob Obermite is named director of facilities maintenance for Superior Boiler and much more!
I first heard the lyric, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” while spinning the “Double Fantasy” album I had bought with my babysitting earnings. While I know now that the line actually should be attributed to Allen Saunders, I imagine that John Lennon, like me, appreciated the prescient advice.
Thermal-Vac Technology partnered with Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems to add precision gas nitriding and FNC capabilities at its facility in Orange, Calif. Gasbarre will supply an electrically heated furnace that is capable of processing workloads that weigh up to 7,000 lb.
Nine Dragons placed several orders for Valmet pulping technology for its pulp mills in China. Equipment to be delivered includes six fiberlines, two recovery boilers and two lime kilns. Startups are scheduled for 2022 and 2023.
Plastic can be used to manufacture products from packaging to aerospace. Manufacturers may use different methods to create and mold these products, but there will always be one constant — heat. If the heating solution is not efficient, productivity and quality will suffer, notes Clive Jones, managing director of thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer.
A thermocatalytic decomposition process that converts methane into hydrogen and creates carbon solids — while emitting no CO2 — shows promise to support the creation of carbon-free microgrids and the ability to meet emissions reduction goals.
An electrically heated walk-in oven will be used for sintering parts for plastics applications. Manufactured and shipped by Wisconsin Oven, the oven has a maximum temperature of 800°F (425°C) and a normal temperature of 700°F (370°C).
Superior Analytics Instruments installed a full-bore magnetic flow meter at a sand mine’s polymer feed line for dewatering sludge in west Texas. The flow meter from GF Piping Systems is used to quantify the effectiveness of various polymers per ton of solids.
Solutions for electrically heated steam cracker furnaces are the focus of a joint development agreement inked by BASF, SABIC and Linde. The partners have already collaborated on concepts related to using renewable electricity rather than the fossil fuel gas typically used for the heating process.
Smart temperature transmitter utilizes a secure integrated Bluetooth interface that enables users to wirelessly visualize measured values, access NAMUR NE 017 diagnostic information and perform configuration tasks.
In our July 2021 edition of Process Heating, read our cover story on how infrared emitters can accelerate production and save energy and feature stories on thermocouples and RTDs and how they can help create better end products, learn how moving-bed heat exchangers can help reduce carbon footprint and energy costs and much more!