Considering Direct-Contact Steam Injection?

Considering Direct-Contact Steam Injection?

Aug 23, 2011

When considering using direct-contact steam injection (DSI) for a process heating application, it is important to first understand the two basic techniques—direct and indirect transfer—used to transfer heat into fluids for process and utility heating.

What Is a Skid System?

What Is a Skid System?

Oct 28, 2010

A skid system is any process implement, operational device or system that can help a customer save time and money, or increase flexibility by assembling a group of modular pieces together as a single unit.  This includes: Pump carts Bio waste deactivation systems CIP systems Multi-story modular systems All of these systems fall under the broad umbrella of a...

Stress Corrosion Cracking

Stress Corrosion Cracking

Sep 17, 2010

Unexpected or premature failure of chemical process equipment constitutes a serious hazard in terms of personnel, plant, and environmental safety. By weakening reliability, such failures also adversely affect productivity and profitability. Modern experience in chemical plants has been that failures due to environmental cracking are among the most serious of such problems, making up about 20 to 30% of all corrosion failures. The purpose of this article is to discuss in simple terms some of the pertinent information.

The Changing Science of Process Cleaning and CIP

The Changing Science of Process Cleaning and CIP

May 14, 2010

The science of process cleaning is changing. Considerations for process cleaning and CIP now include much more than they did just a few years ago. Energy efficiency, water usage, waste reduction, and solids recovery have all begun to affect the design of process cleaning systems. For any products that go into or on our bodies, the hygienic integrity of the...