THE BUSINESS OF VISCOSITY BLOG



    Why Does My Temperature Change Between My Circ System and the Point of Application?

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 16, 2019 11:21:00 AM

    The modern paint shop is a maze of pipes and tubes carrying paint all over the place!  Some of these circulation systems even have temperature control systems designed to make sure that the paint temperature is controlled as it is circulated.  So why is paint temperature still such an issue?

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    Topics: Point of Application, Industrial finishing, automotive painting, robotic painting, paint temperature control, paint surface finish, automotive paint finishing, automotive finishing

    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

    How Saint Clair Systems Made Sealer Behave

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

    Saint Clair Systems has been a leader in fluid process control systems and viscosity control for nearly three decades, and in that time they’ve managed to revolutionized the industry and change the future of manufacturing operations. Most recently, Saint Clair tackled a sealer dispensing issue at Tata Motors in India, and today we’re going to tell you a little bit about our most recent feat and how we got to where we are today.

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    Topics: Temperature control, Saint Clair Systems, Point of Application, painting

    When Point-of-Application Temperature Control Isn't Enough

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Dec 9, 2013 11:00:00 AM

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    Topics: Temperature control, Point of Application

    Temperature Control Where It Counts - At The Point of Application

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Nov 19, 2013 10:00:00 AM

    If your business depends on processes where fluids are dispensed, whether they be adhesives, sealants, potting compounds, coatings, lubricants, or even just water, you know the importance of control.  Control of volume, control of flow rate, control of placement – all have a significant impact on the cost and quality of your output.

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    Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature, Fluid dispensing systems, Temperature control, Point of Application, coil coating, sustainability

    I'm a Chemist...Why Should I Care About Process Temperature Control

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Oct 29, 2013 9:30:00 AM

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    Topics: cost of temperature, Temperature control, Point of Application

    Bypassing the Quality/Cost Trade-Off in Temperature Control

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Aug 8, 2013 10:06:00 AM

    It’s the never-ending battle of operations.  On the surface the battle to control or reduce costs seems to be at odds with the desire to improve quality and effectiveness. 

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    Topics: cost of temperature, Point of Application

    How Sustainability and Innovation Cut Your Fluid Process Control Costs

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jul 30, 2013 11:21:00 AM

    Whether or not you believe that humans have a significant impact on climate change one thing is certain; climate change is moving our industry toward sustainability. In the May 2013 edition of Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine, the article Sustainability Drives ECS sums it up,

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    Topics: Temperature control, Point of Application, sustainability

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