Whenever infrared is used to heat, predry, dry or cure continuously traveling web material — or a continuous stream of flat materials supported on a conveyor — there is a risk of a natural phenomenon referred to as the edge-cooling effect. If the material exceeds 24” in the cross-machine direction (CMD) dimension, edge cooling will occur.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Hydro-Thermal Corp. with the President’s “E” Star Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. It is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making ongoing significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.
Gaumer Process received a certificate of conformity from an independent third party for its 4 KV medium-voltage electric heater and control panel (purged) for hazardous area locations under ATEX directives. The ATEX-certified product is manufactured at Gaumer’s facility in Houston.
Registration is open for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online learning course that begins April 9. The program helps educate industrial process heating operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment.
The provisions made for thermal expansion and draining of the thermal oil are key factors to consider for the successful installation of any thermal oil heating system. Important system design principles like this often are overlooked; instead, the focus is placed on specific components like pumps, valves or the heater itself.
Packaging innovations such as heat-sealed packages, tamper-resistant bottles and shrink wrap are all a result of evolution in process heating technologies. Though process heating is essential to many effective packaging solutions, too often, it is an afterthought.
Food- and medicine-safety concerns have led to many packaging innovations over the years. Perishable foods, dairy products and pharmaceuticals have pushed packaging inventors to increase shelf life, enhance safety measures and create convenient storage options for consumers.