This is an issue for readers pressed for time. The articles are short, practical and to the point. Most of them sum up their focus in a series of numbered steps, applications or questions for an even quicker read.

Don Schnell from Munters Moisture Control Services out of Amesbury, Mass., provides an inside look at five different applications where customers use temporary dehumidification systems to get rid of excess moisture. When augmenting a facility's cooling system, temporary dehumidification controls the interior climate and gives facility managers the practical knowledge to build a permanent solution. Schnell's "5 Humidity Problems, 5 Worthy Solutions" covers these distinct processes that suffer from too much moisture:

  • Bagel-making.
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Power plant preservation.
  • Poultry processing.
  • Refinery tank coating.
Then there's the five-step feature article from Dynalene Heat Transfer Fluids in Whitehall, Pa. Satish C. Mohapatra, Dynalene's vice president of engineering, would like to see all users of low temperature heat transfer fluid understand how the product changes from a liquid to a solid so their processes don't run into trouble. He put together an easy-to-understand primer, "5 Steps to Prevent Fluid Freezing," which you might want to clip and keep. Also keep your supplier's phone number handy, he says, especially if your fluid is a hybrid of two or more components.

The last numbered approach to presenting practical information in this issue is from Tom Dendy at Marley Cooling Technologies, Overland Park, Kan. He asks four pointed questions of Process Cooling & Equipment's readers. While he presents the queries in a humorous vein, it's his way to get your attention. The answers are seriously straightforward as Dendy gets you to probe your plant's cooling system. Spending a few minutes reading its two-and-a-half pages, "Is Your Cooling System Working Hard Enough?" may save you some money.

While "Coil Controls Oil Field Off-Gases" is not a step-by-step article, it remains a good look at how one oil producer uses a condenser coil to control benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene, all of which are harmful to the environment and all of which are controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency. Super Radiator Coils, Chaska, Minn., supplied the details of this case history in which the customer stayed ahead of the EPA.

Anne Armel
Group Publisher