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Wet electrostatic precipitators (WESPs) remove particulate — including extremely small, submicron particulate — from a process airstream. Typically, these airstreams are at near-saturated conditions or contain tacky substances that would cause issues with other particulate-control devices.
The inclusion of IIoT on thermal processing equipment allows equipment issues to be recognized and diagnosed in real time. Such insights allow processors to plan more effectively for necessary repairs and maintenance during upcoming, scheduled downtime.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a popular buzzword these days, and with good reason: The inclusion of IIoT technologies on processing equipment can bring increased uptime by predicting impending equipment failures or maintenance needs.
Successful control of your cooling process and selection of a suitable control require a good understanding of the flow of heat in that process. No matter how intelligent or elaborate a control is, it cannot overcome the limits of basic thermodynamics in a system or process.
An industrial automation equipment maker expanded its range of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions by qualifying multiple products to be compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core. AWS IoT Core lets connected devices securely interact with cloud-based applications and other devices.
Watlow upgraded its Fluent heater so that it has dual voltage capabilities. The lightweight solution can reduce overall system cost and complexity of heating in semiconductor, medical and analytical industries, says the equipment maker.
Aspeq Heating Group LLC, a provider of custom-configured electric heating and thermal management products, acquired certain business assets of Spectrum Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. The acquired business assets and product lines include electric track switch heaters, hot air blowers, thaw shed heaters and associated controls for the rail industry.
An aerospace manufacturer will use an 800°F (425°C) electrically heated walk-in oven primarily for curing honeycomb composite structures. The batch oven, however, also has the capability for vacuum-assisted composite curing.
Heat illness is fully preventable, yet 11 workers suffer serious heat-related injury or death every day in the United States. Industries such as those involved in process heating involve an inherent risk for heat stress injuries because of the temperature of the operating equipment.
One of the biggest challenges of using high temperature alloys is that their service life is limited by corrosion. Apart from maintenance downtime, the corrosion causes flaking, and these flakes can contaminate products during production.