Imagine life before steam. Transportation was more difficult. Communication was more difficult. Commerce was more difficult. The list goes on and on. The invention of the steam engine was an integral part of industry during the Industrial Revolution. Today, it is involved in or responsible for nearly all electricity generated and consumed around the world.
Paint booth devices typically refer to any type of structure that is designed to prevent contamination and unwanted air flow in areas involving painting. However over the years this technology has greatly improved. These products come in a variety of configurations ranging as small as a bench top paint booth or as big as an aircraft paint booth. Since the term paint booth can be somewhat a board term there are a number of there are a number of factors to consider when selecting the best paint booth for your application.
Pressure vessels are, by nature, volatile and potentially dangerous. The job of a pressure vessel is to hold a liquid or gas at a certain temperature that is different from the outside temperature. Pressure vessels are used in a variety of industrial processes to distill liquids, compress air, hold hydraulic and pneumatic fluids and much more. Due to the highly dangerous nature of these products, there are many different regulations placed onto any pressure vessel manufacturer to ensure the safety of the vessel and the employees using the vessel.
I’ve always thought helium tanks resembled torpedoes. All that is missing is the fins at the end and the explosive innards. In a way, submarines are a kind of a giant pressure vessel. I’ve used a helium tank a couple times handing out balloons at the local farmers market. The pressure in the tank pushes the helium out and fills a balloon making some lucky child very happy. Of course, chances are their hopes and dreams are desecrated when the balloon escapes and ascends into the heavens.
The purpose of a fluid bed dryer is to make a solid behave as a fluid. This is usually accomplished by introducing pressurized fluid through particulate medium. After this, the medium will have many similar characteristics and properties as fluids, such as the ability to free flow under gravity. One of the several applications fluidized beds are utilized for is chemical reactors. Some advantages of using a fluidized bed include uniform particle mixing and temperature gradients. Unlike pack beds which have poor mixing, fluidized normally allows for a more uniform product compared to other reactor designs. The reactor can also operate at a continuous state with a fluidized bed.
Certain industries benefit more then others from specific industrial products or machines. Heat exchangers are pretty popular across the board, but are absolute essentials for the paper industry. Without heat exchangers, paper mills would have exceedingly high energy costs, which is bad for the environment as well as the purse size of the paper companies. There are a couple ways that the paper and pulp industry utilize heat exchangers, both of which are financial boosts, eco-friendly, efficient and effective methods.
Industrial ovens are a necessary part of many different factory processes. Ovens are used to cure, bake, cook, dry, heat, and perform many other functions in factories. An industrial oven is usually created for a specific purpose, such as a large bread oven or ceramic-drying oven. In general, ovens cannot switch functions. In the industrial world, there are six different types of ovens that help facilitate industrial processes on a large scale. These ovens include:
Having worked in the food service department of a college as a sous chef and a caterer I have had my fair share of experiences with industrial ovens that were made for baking. Making massive amounts of food for hungry college students requires a series of very large baking ovens that are designed with numerous racks so more then one thing can be cooked or baked at once. That is why an industrial baking oven can also be known as a batch oven. Regardless of what it is called, a baking oven in a commercial context such as a school or a catering business is used for the mass production of food and therefore must live up to the same sorts of standards imposed on other industrial machines.
Sandblasting cabinets keep your workspace clean as you blast away rust, paint, dirt, and other contaminants from the surface of an object. But after blasting these materials away, what happens to them? The particles can build up inside your cabinet, making the inside a contaminated environment that can scratch and damage delicate materials and objects. The best way to ensure the quality of your materials is to routinely clean out the inside of your cabinet to remove unwanted contaminants and keep the cabinet clean between each use.
An automatic parts washer removes dust, dirt, and rust from a piece of metal equipment, such as steel balls or smaller components of an engine. You can use your parts washer to remove rust from nearly any small metal object without the use of harsh chemicals. The washers are ideal for use with industrial parts cleaning as well as home cleaning for objects that you have around the house. Industrial washers tend to be larger, but smaller units are ideal for home use. Follow this basic guide to clean away rust without damaging the machine or the metal.
Heat treating furnaces play an important role in many metallurgical manufacturing operations including tempering, preheating, quenching, stress relieving, normalizing, aging, heat treatment solution, annealing, hydrogen embitterment relief, and more. These processes are often performed continuously, and that is why preventative maintenance on heat treating furnaces is crucial. This can prolong the overall lifespan of your equipment as well as minimize the possibility of debilitating downtime. The most important part of preventative maintenance is regularly scheduled thorough inspections of the heat treating equipment. Inspections can catch small issues before they become major problems with expensive solutions. Below are some general guidelines and procedures when it comes to general maintenance and part replacement for your heat treating furnace.
When it comes to drying large amounts of raw material, there are a number of options for manufacturers to choose from, depending on their budget, space and properties of the material being dried. Industrial dryers are often used to remove moisture from materials such as powders, foods and chemicals for the pharmaceutical, paper, pollution control, food and agricultural industries. If your company is in the market for a new industrial dryer, there are 5 main types for different applications, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Dryers that pass material through a large, revolving metal drum and heated by gas, liquid or solid fuel are commonly used in the chemical, food and mineral industries. Rotary dryers have low maintenance costs and allow vast amounts of material with differing particle sizes to dry at one time. However, because these dryers are powered by gas, moisture control is difficult and they often create fire hazards as a result of drying flammable materials. Because the drum is often quite large, these dryers often require a lot of space.
In the process manufacturing community, the mixing experts are the mixing equipment manufacturers, and they understand how different blades, speeds, mixer configurations and bowl shapes interact with different types of substances during the mixing process. There are nearly as many different types of mixing as there are products to be mixed – from industrial slurry adhesives to milk homogenization to bologna meat mixing, industrial mixers work differently to achieve smooth blending…