REPRESENTATIVE THERMAL FLUID PROJECTS
This list summarizes just a few of our thermal fluid projects:
thermal fluid heater and heat exchanger system that debottlenecked a small
specialty refinery and increased total throughput 25+%.
thermal fluid heaters, along with secondary loop heating-cooling systems for
numerous chemical reactor projects.
Improved performance of BP/DPO (Dowtherm
A / Therminol VP-1) vapor phase system by properly locating nozzles and
improving venting to eliminate cold spots.
custom-built 750 deg F electric thermal fluid systems to pre-heat and later
cool (at 750 deg. F) a vapor deposition process.
After evaluation of an under-performing
electric thermal fluid heating system, specified equipment and assisted with
start-up of custom electric thermal fluid heating-cooling systems for
composite parts manufacturer.
Authored the heat transfer fluid pipe
specification, pump specification (sealed and seal-less), and the mechanical
seal specification used by a major producer of polyester polymer and fiber.
Lead Engineer and
Project Manager for a 6,500 gpm cooling system that operates at 55 deg F
and replaced an existing system which was 40 years old. The system had to be
designed to be installed parallel to the existing system to allow
operation of the plant's 26 reactors while the new system is installed.
Designed system and specified three (3) 40
million BTU thermal fluid heaters and associated circulation pumps to
replace the thermal fluid utility at a major polyester polymer and
film manufacturing plant. These heaters operate at 90% (LHV) efficiency and
meet all current and predicted emission standards. Installation included
150 ft. smoke stack with all breaching.
skid mounted thermal fluid systems for chemical, pharmaceutical and polymer
manufacturers, including several high-low temperature, heat-cool "single
Designed process and
specified a high flow, low delta-T thermal fluid heater for a major utility
expansion at a large polyester fiber manufacturer. The heater's duty is 50
million BTUH, and it fit in a space originally designed for a 35 million
BTUH unit. The heater operates at 90% (LHV) efficiency on natural gas, No. 2
fuel oil and No. 6 fuel oil. Additionally, the burner will accept a
waste gas stream from the polymerization process, containing acetaldehyde
and other glycol side-reaction products. Heat transfer media is BP/DPO
(Dowtherm A / Therminol VP-1)
equipment, and managed field installation of safety upgrades to meet
upgraded insurance requirements at a foam board manufacturing facility. The
equipment allows remote isolation of heat transfer media supply to laminator
rolls in the event of a rotary joint or pump seal failure. The upgrades
were installed with minimal upset and down time at the facility.
Performed study and
made recommended changes to increase production rate in an oil heated veneer
laminating press at a major furniture manufacturer.
troubleshooting study on a vapor phase HTM system at a specialty nylon
manufacturer to define reasons for operational deficiencies and recommended
changes to the system. Modifications included relocation of vapor
supply nozzles and improvements in venting of non-condensables.
Following a vapor
release and fire associated with a BP/DPO (Dowtherm / Therminol VP-1)
vaporizer, performed a study and recommended changes to the operation and
equipment management of the system.
fluid system for PBT Solid State Polymerization unit utilizing high flow
secondary circulation loops for precise temperature control.
Conducted Process Safety Reviews for a BP/DPO
(Dowtherm / Therminol VP-1) liquid/vapor thermal fluid system that
encompassed 10 primary fluid heaters, 14 primary circulation pumps, and
approximately 350 individual vapor and liquid users. The review also
included such equipment as fluid pre-heaters, fluid storage and handling and
spent fluid recovery and disposal.
and submitted appropriation requests improve the system described above. The
projects were to increase operability and to respond to recommendations
from the Process Safety Review.
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