Heat transfer equipment is heavily relied upon in the petrochemical industry to efficiently transfer heat to and from various components. The heat exchanger is also widely applied in areas such as, air conditioning and cooling, plastic, natural gas, and chemical processing. Because of the nature of the heat intensity involved in the design and operation of heat transfer equipment, important safety concerns should be addressed when designing the appropriate thermal transfer equipment for your business.
The piping schematic of an average thermal transfer product contains a thermal fluid heater, thermometer, pressure gauge, expansion tank, de-aerator tank, and vent piping. Generally, a fully constituted thermal oil system will consist of heat exchanger, thermal heater, circulating pump, and an expansion tank. Heat can be transferred through fluids, such as water and oil. The major limitation of water is that it boils at 100C; thus it can only be used as a pressurizing component. Thermal oils, on the other hand, allow the use of low force systems of heat transfer to achieve highly intense temperatures that would have otherwise necessitated the use of costly high pressure steam engines. Thermal oils are essential in transferring energy, especially in areas where high temperatures are critical; examples of thermal oils are hot oils, synthetics and silicones. The synthetic oils are fabricated heat transfer fluids; the hot oils refer to the various extractions of the oil product ranging from gas fuel to lubricants. The silicone can be used as a hybrid glycol fluid for process compatibility.
Petro-Tech is a company specializing in the fabrication of heat transfer products for the oil and gas industry. They offer both pre-made and custom solutions for heat transfer as needs can vary greatly from one application to the next. Thermal transfer products can be custom made for both retail mobile market and for powering industrial processes. Some consumer oriented thermal transfer products include highly mechanized oil coolers, which transfer mobile hydraulic coolers. The heat exchangers can be designed and made using materials such as aluminum, brass and copper. The flow arrangement of the fluid is usually the basis used to classify the heat exchangers. These arrangements include, cross flow heat exchangers, counter flow heat exchangers, and parallel flow heat exchangers. The types of heat exchangers include shell tube heat exchangers, adiabatic wheel heat exchangers, fluid heat exchangers, and dual tube heat exchangers. To learn more about Petro-Tech’s heat transfer products and process visit their website at heat-transfer-industrial-systems.com/heat-transfer-products.
Some of the considerations to keep in mind when selecting the right thermal transfer product fluid are, kinetic viscosity, product prevention and safety, transportation and disposal methods, pump-ability level, cost, heat transference efficiency, and thermal stability. New technologies today encourage the use of shell and tube exchangers that are capable of withstanding extremely high pressures. One of the industry’s most distinguished certifications is the ISO 9001 Lloyds system quality certification. ISO 9001 reiterates the importance of producing high quality products and services. Petro-Tech prides itself on creating innovative thermal transfer systems that meet and exceed quality control and safety regulations, allowing your operation to flow efficiently and economically.