In this edition of Process Heating & Cooling, read about using appropriate hazard assessment techniques to identify hazards, low oxygen Class A ovens, a preview of what's coming up at this year's Process Heating & Cooling Show and more!
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April 13, 2023
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Low oxygen Class A ovens can evaporate large volumes of solvent while requiring only a small flow of nitrogen to maintain the inert condition. This results in vapor concentrations that are suitable for condensing using chilled water or even tower water.
Most process engineers are aware of Class A safety ovens used for processing volatile, flammable solvents. The requirements for these ovens are outlined in NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces. Though less well known, another type of Class A oven also is described in NFPA 86. It is called a low oxygen atmosphere Class A oven with solvent recovery.
Process Heating and Process Cooling — the world’s most-read low temperature industrial heating and cooling engineering resources — created our Innovation Award. At our upcoming show in May, we would like to recognize your — or your colleague’s — innovative efforts with the Process Heating & Process Cooling Innovation Award.
Aerial drones are manufactured with a combination of materials and composite parts that are used to build lightweight bodies, winds and tails. Because drones fall under FAA regulations, they need to be structurally sound and not fail. Using an industrial oven optimized to cure, dry or bake composite materials is important.
A continuous-process composite curing oven was shipped to a government contractor for rotational curing of large composite mandrels in a continuous process. The oven was designed and built by Lewco Inc., Sandusky, Ohio.
IHEA will present a one-day seminar that will focus on the recent changes to NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces on Tuesday, May 23, in conjunction with the Process Heating & Cooling Show. Sign up by May 1 to hold your seat.
United Kingdom-based Babcock Wanson Group reaffirmed its commitment to providing solutions for the energy transition of Europe’s manufacturing industry by acquiring Norwegian company Parat and PBS Power Equipment of the Czech Republic.