Thermal Products appreciates a challenge and was asked to heat and maintain temperature in a caustic acid process tank. Thermal Products designed dimpled surface heat transfer plates in 316 stainless steel for a regional chemical plant.
Most chemical processing plants have several tanks containing caustic acids for various processes within the process plant. Most of these tanks are glass lined, requiring indirect heating or cooling of the contents. This makes Thermal Products dimpled surface heat transfer plates an ideal solution for these processes.
The original heat transfer plates installed many years ago had developed leaks with little design information to refer to for a redesign. This required Thermal Products to custom design our heat transfer plates to fit existing tank and connection penetrations. Installing Heat Transfer paste between the outer tank wall and inner wall of the heat transfer plate is critical for not only a affixing the plate to the tank, but to increase the heat transfer coefficient between heat transfer plate media and contents of the process tank.
With thermal design points from the customer, site visits and photos, Thermal Products designed and created engineered installation drawings for our customer to review.
From the time of our customer's approval of manufacturing drawings, Thermal Products shipped the heat transfer plates to the customer within 3 weeks, fitting another customer requirement.
Clamp on Heat Transfer Plates are effective and efficient. Thermal Products also can offer our dimpled surface heat transfer plate in the applications below
- Bayonet Heaters for tanks
- Heat Recovery
- Immersion Plates
Contact Thermal Prodcuts to discuss your applciation today!