Developing an industrial process chiller system for low temperature applications has many challenges, but it can be — and has been — done. This article discusses common challenges and shares insights into research that was used to design a chiller system that operates to -45°F (-43°C) fluid temperatures.
Leak testing of semi-welded plate heat exchangers can accurately verify leak rates and, thereby, the safety of the exchanger. To confidently detect leakage and meet leak rates required by law, a gas that has molecules smaller than water and refrigerants should be utilized for leak testing.
Due to the extended duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and state regulations in Illinois, the Process Heating & Cooling Show has been postponed to June 15-16, 2022, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. This inaugural event, which is being produced by BNP Media’s Process Heating and Process Cooling magazines, was originally scheduled to take place June 2021.
A California-based company specializing in nutritional drinks such as teas, extracts, cultured beverages and specialty yogurts required sanitary shell-and-tube heat exchangers for a critical product cooling application.
Fürth-based Wolf ButterBack KG is a specialist in Danish pastries, which the company produces for bakeries. The bakeries receive the pastries frozen and ready-to-bake in-house to sell to their customers.
A lack of effective cooling due to heat exchanger failure can cause production losses and unplanned downtime. Fortunately, two common causes of exchanger loss — mechanical failures and chemically induced corrosion — can be prevented.
Heat exchangers are used in many critical processes to protect other valuable manufacturing equipment, optimize energy consumption and reduce associated operating costs. A properly selected, installed and maintained heat exchanger can help enhance the reliability and efficiency of a fluid system.
When choosing which low temperature heat transfer fluid to use for your process, data such as density, viscosity and pour point need to be taken into consideration. In Process Cooling’s annual Cooling Capabilities Chart on Low Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids, we have compiled all of the data you need to choose a fluid for low temperature heat transfer fluid processes.
The Process Heating & Cooling Show is a conference and tradeshow that will bring together industrial manufacturing and engineering professionals to learn, connect, share and explore all things related to the process heating and cooling industries.
Check out the April 2021 edition of Process Cooling, featuring automatic water filtration for hydroelectric power plants, 4 components for effective process chiller design, vortex tube coolers, leak testing semi-welded plate heat exhangers, industrial fans, products, news and much more!