Articles explore the burgeoning oil and gas industry, including hydraulic fracturing operations, as well as ethanol and biofuel manufacturing. The technologies covered focus on the role of heat and thermal processing equipment.
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.
The role that boards of directors and executives can play in ensuring that effective safety management systems are in place at oil-and-gas facilities is the focus of a new guide from U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). “CSB Best Practice Guidance for Corporate Boards of Directors and Executives in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry for Major Accident Prevention” looks at how company executives can help properly manage risks, with the goal of preventing major accidents and protecting workers, the public and the environment.
Industrial fired heaters are known to be the oldest and most common industrial process devices. Many manufacturing processes (if not all of them) involve heat exchange in some way or another, and the use of fired heaters is a way to provide such energy exchange.
The controllers simultaneously display mass flow, volumetric flow, pressure and temperature. Models DPC57, DPC67 and the DPC77 are designed to control gases at 200, 500 and 1000 L/min flow ranges, respectively.
Bebco EPS purge and pressurization system is designed specifically for use with large motors or large enclosures in Zone 1 hazardous areas. The 6100 Series can purge an enclosure over 450 ft3 (12.2 m3) and is suited for applications in the chemical, petrochemicals and oil-and-gas industries.
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.
Use the 2020 edition of our industrial boilers selection tool to compare equipment makers and find those with experience with your industrial heating process.
April 1, 2020
Used for generating steam for power, processing or space heating, or for producing hot water to heat products or a hot water supply, a boiler delivers steam or hot fluid to the end use point at the desired pressure and temperature.
Electric and fluid power actuators have been installed on a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Brazil. The actuators will control the flow of oil and gas from the FPSO to the metering system.