Industrial heating can be obtained through various technologies such as fuel, electricity and steam as well as hybrid technologies that combine two or more technologies. Fuel-based heating technology is the most common today due to the relatively low prices of fossil fuels.
Thermal liquid heating is a specialized form of process heating that harnesses the forced circulation of a special heating medium, called thermal fluid, as a liquid. In many types of process heating, high temperature rather than high pressure is essential where heat — not vapor or steam — is required.
The inaugural Process Heating & Cooling Show will feature the latest industrial processes, products and emerging technologies across all process manufacturing industries. Held June 16-17 in Rosemont, Ill., this interactive two-day event is designed to inform and inspire everyone involved with process heating and process cooling systems.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the food industry — despite restaurants shifting to delivery- or takeout-only models – has not slowed down. Food production and supply are definitely essential services, and heat is mandatory for keeping food safe.
Pit furnace is designed with a maximum operating temperature of 1750°F (954°C) and gross workload of 1600 lb. Temperature uniformity of ± 25°F at 1650°F (899°C) was documented with a nine-point profile test.
Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems received three separate orders for batch steam-treating equipment. The batch steam treaters produce an oxide layer that promotes corrosion- and wear-resistance properties and provides an attractive surface finish.
Baker Furnace developed an incineration solution for infectious medical waste. As more and more people are treated for COVID-19, the amount of infectious waste produced will continue to increase. The company manufactured a medical waste incinerator that uses temperatures in excess of 1832°F (1000°C) to eliminate infectious pathogens and reduce waste.
Sanitary steam heater is offered in models as small as 4” steam heaters and starch cookers for the food and beverage industry to as large as steam heaters for petrochemical distillation and starch cooking for pulp and paper and wastewater management.
Two primary uses for steam in the power and process industries are performing mechanical work and as a heat transfer medium. Superheated steam is preferred for mechanical work because it does not contain entrained water droplets, which can damage rotating equipment.
Designed to conform to the operating environment and deliver heat where needed, flexible heaters are fitted into applications where other heaters would falter. When selecting a flexible heater for process heating, also think about how the heater will be mounted in the application.