Our new government administration is pushing “green” legislation that would require all of us to operate our plants in a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly manner in the near future. Energy conservation options available today, which do not currently provide a good return on investment, will become affordable and necessary for manufacturers in the future.
To help ensure that your system provides optimum performance from day one, insist on working with a supplier that has operational experience, manufactures its own product and has products with proven performance.
Regulating the temperature of your air heaters is not only essential for peak performance and results -- keeping temperatures consistent can also reduce the strain on tools and electricity, saving money on both tool maintenance and energy costs.
Cleaning out your hot oil system on the fly has never been so easy. This can be done when you are starting up a new or used hot oil system or for general maintenance of an existing system. Whichever your situation, the cleaning of your system can be done by your own maintenance department or you can hire a company to do it turnkey for you. If you do hire a company to do this for you, please make sure they are qualified to work on a hot oil system and have the proper equipment like hoses, pumps and filtration systems. Below are six easy steps to clean out your hot oil system.
News about rising energy prices dominates our headlines almost nightly. For manufacturers, fuel prices represent a cost of producing goods that can eat into margins and damage a company's bottom line. One way to ensure that energy costs don't hurt profits is to maintain burners or upgrade combustion equipment to more efficient options.
Drying processes can be limited by speed, quality and effluent emission as the result of material characteristics in several ways. These include the material’s thermal conductivity, permeability, geometry, surface properties and any surface coatings.
In our July 2021 edition of Process Heating, read our cover story on how infrared emitters can accelerate production and save energy and feature stories on thermocouples and RTDs and how they can help create better end products, learn how moving-bed heat exchangers can help reduce carbon footprint and energy costs and much more!