Safeguarding Heat Exchangers from Powder & Bulk

Contamination comes in many forms, depending on the industry. In the field of food and beverage manufacturing, for instance, powder and bulk solid foods like sugar, salt, and grains can pose a threat to sensitive thermal management equipment if it’s allowed to get through the equipment’s seals and gaskets. In other manufacturing fields, the biggest threats could be dirt, sawdust, or other hazardous materials constantly floating through the air. In all cases, however, heat exchangers are often ideal for protecting vital equipment from potentially dangerous powder and bulk contamination.

From Dirt and Dust to Grain and Sugar

The biggest benefit to using heat exchangers for industrial thermal management is that they simplify the process of heating and cooling equipment and materials. Instead of the complex apparatus of air conditioners, which can offer multiple points of vulnerability for contamination, heat exchangers manage thermal energy using phase-change cooling, or a combination of natural and forced convection. This means heat exchangers draw on substantially less energy, but it also means that each unit can be more successfully sealed using advanced, neoprene seals and gaskets.

Many of the most popular heat exchangers operate within a closed loop system that ensures the integrity of the cooling fluid as well as the interior of the enclosure that the unit is attached to. When operating in dusty, dirty areas, this means systems can operate much longer without needing frequent maintenance. In systems that are responsible for processing, storing, and packaging powdered foods, this means a lower risk of contamination for the food as well as for the machinery.

Contaminant-Free Heat Exchangers

With custom, in-house design and analysis and the use of the highest quality seals and gaskets, Noren’s heat exchangers are often ideally suited for applications where powder and bulk are rampant. To learn more, call Noren Thermal, Inc. at 866-936-6736. Now located in Taylor, TX, Noren proudly produces all of our products in the United States and delivers them to clients nationwide.