Manual Tank Heating to Improve Cycle Times
Recently Hydro-Thermal shared an interesting case study about a Wisconsin chemical facility that was looking to improve their cycle times and the quality of their chemical product. The time to fill a water tank for mixing in the production process had become a barrier in the production cycle, and it was difficult for the current shell and tube heat exchanger to obtain the desired water temperature. There were also maintenance and energy issues associated with the current heat exchanger and condensate return system. SOLUTION Hydro-Thermal helped install a H2015 EZHeater® with a Medium diffuser on the production site. The EZ Heater® provided numerous advantages to the chemical company. The production crew was surprised by how easy it was to obtain the exact water temperature required for each individual product formula. Production cycle time was decreased, but more importantly, the temperature of the water was obtained much faster than in the past, which resulted in better end-product. Finally, the maintenance crew was elated by the reduction of maintenance time. GOAL • Improve cycle time •Improve product quality • Replace aging shell and tube heat exchanger • Eliminate condensate return system issues ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Installed H2015 EZ Heater with Medium Diffuser • Easy temperature control for different formulas • Decreased production cycle time • Improved product quality • Reduced maintenance If you’d like to learn more about EZ Heater or Hydro-Thermal’s patented direct steam injection technology, contact the team at Campbell-Sevey.