Industrial manufacturers and plant engineers need a reliable, flexible and cost-effective way to control power to electric heaters used in their plant’s manufacturing processes. Of all the controls available, silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) best meet those needs. The precise control offered by SCRs extends heater life, reduces maintenance costs and improves product quality.
Multi-cyclone dust collectors (MDCs) have been used in conjunction with air preheaters and boilers in energy production and other industries since the 1950s. Over time, they have evolved in design and purpose, yet their function remains important in many process heating applications.
Many industries utilize heat for manufacturing processes. Whether the application involves removing residual moisture on the surface of a part, drying a coating on cable assemblies or the preheating of metals during a forming process, heating is one of the driving components.
When it comes to lining fired heaters in the petrochemical industry, refractory ceramic fiber has been the go-to material, but it has its drawbacks. Consider an alternative material and learn how it can mitigate refractory ceramic fiber’s limitations.
In the petrochemical world, refractory ceramic fiber (RCF) — also known as aluminosilicate wool (ASW) — has long ruled as the material for lining fired heaters. It is not hard to understand why: The material possesses several attributes that ensure it performs well in the harsh environment.
Many companies have a need for the heating of fluids in their facilities. These can include heating of fluids to improve chemical reaction, slurries for production needs, wastewater processing, hot water for equipment washdown and parts cleaning, and many other fluid-heating requirements.
A welding parameter web application is available for Asahi/America’s line of piping systems and welding equipment. The web-based tool contains specified welding information for 14 of Asahi/America’s butt and socket welding tools.
Check out the November 2019 edition of Process Heating: Installing heat tracing, IIoT, boilers, reducing cross contamination in pharmaceutical applications, optimizing your steam-injection heating application and much more!