THE BUSINESS OF VISCOSITY BLOG



Heat Exchanger Fluid Velocity – Why Should I Care?

Posted by Mike Bonner

Dec 7, 2017 3:02:00 PM

The heat exchanger is the core device in virtually every fluid temperature control system.  Unfortunately, properly selecting a heat exchanger can be a daunting task.

First, there is the thermal load that must be transferred. Next are working pressure, flow rate, and chemical compatibility requirements.  Coupled with the thermal transfer, these determine the configuration (gasketed plate, brazed plate, shell & tube, etc.) and the materials of construction (carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, etc.). 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Temperature control, Point of Application, fluid process control, temperature control systems

Use Fluid Process Control to Gain 2+ Hours of Daily Run Time

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM


We talk a lot about the new reality for coil coaters. Their customers are demanding smaller lot sizes and more frequent shipments. Often they are asking for delivery of just a portion of a coil!

This has driven coil coating runtimes down proportionately. The average coating system run is now less than one hour. In turn, this translates into 1–2 color changes per hour. And if you do the math on that, it extends out to more than 30 color changes per day!

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Topics: PCM, fluid process control