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!
The process manufacturing industry faces myriad challenges. In the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has overlaid upon these existing challenges. One of the ways in which organizations can tackle such difficulties is by optimizing process data management.
In November 2019, an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of mobile truck equipment and automotive pneumatic cylinders, controls and valves was looking to learn about the potential benefits of a gas catalytic oven for its application.
Temperature control units are relatively simple in their design and operation, but the impact they have on industrial processes can be significant. To better understand this, it is important to review.
Temperature uniformity is influenced by factors such as flame geometry, burner placement and how the airstream mixes with the burner products of combustion. Knowing these elements is essential in the optimization of heat transfer throughout an industrial oven, dryer or furnace.
In this month's Places & Faces, Miura America promoted several key executives and added team members throughout the company, Fostoria updated its website to www.fostoria-infrared.com, Thermax has partnered with a pharma company to support its COVID vaccine project and much more!
A manufacturer of foundry supplies will use a large conveyor oven to dry ceramic fiber products. The oven, which is rated for a maximum operating temperature of 500°F (260°C), was built and delivered by Lewco Inc.
Clean Energy Technologies Inc. (CETY) plans to complete ongoing development work for four renewable energy processing facilities utilizing residuals of managed forestry activities and commission plants by 2023-2024. Located in the northeast markets, these sites will demonstrate the commercial use of the company’s high temperature ablative fast pyrolysis reactor (HTAP) system.
Electrification of industrial processes is one of the key pillars for addressing climate change concerns. Many industries use gas-fired heaters, but Watlow is seeing a gradual shift to large electric heat exchangers.
An explosion and fire at a paint manufacturer on April 8 in Columbus, Ohio, killed one person and injured nine others. Some of the injured were able to get out of the Yenkin-Majestic Paint plant, while others were rescued and taken to the hospital.
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) heads back to Cleveland, Ohio, for its 2021 Fall Seminars and Tabletop Exhibition. The Combustion Seminar and the Safety Standards and Codes Seminar will be held concurrently on November 9-10 at the InterContinental Cleveland.
In an effort to increase biofuel production by up to 1.3 million tons per year by 2023, Neste will upgrade the automation systems and software at its refinery in Tuas, Singapore. Digital technologies provider Emerson will handle the upgrade.
Lewco Inc. manufactured and delivered a vacuum-assisted composite curing oven to a United States military base. The enhanced-duty oven, which has a maximum temperature of 500°F, is used to cure vacuum-bagged composite aircraft parts.
Model DV-ST UltraPure is intended use in pharma and biotech industries as well as other hygiene-focused processes. The compact, lightweight valve line comprises a series of base parts, including valve bodies, diaphragms, actuators and handles.
Jacketing is designed to enhance the G Series’ temperature control and stability. The jacketed pumps are suited to handle challenging applications such as carbolic acid, liquid sulfur, bitumen, paint, chocolate, molasses, waxes and heavy fuel oil.
In pulp and paper manufacturing, the temperature of the steam must be accurately controlled as it enters the dryer roll. Desuperheaters serve to reduce heat or desuperheat the steam used in the drying process.
A hydrophobic thermal and acoustic insulation blanket can help reduce energy loss or mitigate harmful noise levels from equipment with geometrically complex surfaces like valves, pumps, heat exchangers, vessels and compressors at refineries and processing plants.
Lo-Density heater provides efficient heating of asphalt and emulsions in underground tanks and distributor trucks. The drop-in heater is installed through the tank’s manway and attached horizontally to the tank bottom.
Designed for burner-boiler applications, Asco Series 158 gas valve and Series 159 motorized actuator serve as a combustion safety shutoff valve option that enhances flow and control, says the manufacturer.
Single- and multi-tank clean-in-place (CIP) and sterilization-in-place (SIP) systems — designed for cleaning and disinfection for hygienic industries such as food and pharmaceutical — have controls to enable automated cleaning cycles.
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!