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Steam Boilers: An Important Part of History

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.

Advantages of Paint Booth Design

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 Vessel Safety: Leak Before Burst

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.

Helium Stored in Pressure Vessels

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.

Pros and Cons of Fluidized Beds

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.

Heat Exchangers: Paper and Pulp Applications

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.

6 Types of Industrial Ovens

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:

Baking Oven: The Mass Production of Food

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.

How to Clean Your Sandblasting Cabinet

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.

Use an Automatic Parts Washer to Remove Rust

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.

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