Astec Industries Inc. is launching a rebranding initiative, which includes a new logo and website, to coincide with its business model. The organization’s former brands, including Heatec, will no longer operate as separate subsidiary companies and will all take on the Astec name.
Commonly referred to as an inline heater, circulation heaters provide a clean and efficient means to heat flowing gases or liquids. They consist of an assembly of heating elements, pressure vessel (tank), terminal housing, mounting hardware, insulation and inlet/outlet connections.
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.
Compatible with heating flammable liquids and gases, Cast-X High Temp can safely heat solvents, isopropyl alcohol, disinfecting agents, acetone, pentane, ammonia and other low flashpoint liquids to 1110°F (600°C).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!