Technical Webinars

These informative webinars are suitable for design engineers and end-users in a variety of industrial markets who face ever increasing pressure to reduce operating costs.

Please select a webinar to view. Each presentation is approximately 20-30 minutes in length.

The advantages and disadvantages of centralized versus decentralized process heating will be compared and contrasted during this session. Topics will include the installation, operation and maintenance costs associated with the two different process heating methods. Temperature control accuracy, area classification/code considerations, and control systems will also be examined and compared.

The pros and cons of various tank heating methods will be discussed, such as; Steam, Water/Oil Exchangers, and Electric Heating. Particular consideration will be given to the internal cost factors associated with equipment, installation, and maintenance. External consideration, such as equipment control systems and hazardous locations will be reviewed. Finally, several cost evaluation formulas will be discussed to help engineers assess each design consideration.

This webinar is ideal for plant maintenance personnel and electrical contractors to discover heat trace installation tips which will help prevent pipeline freeze-ups. Expertly installed heat trace cable will prevent equipment downtime and ensure smooth operation through the cold weather months.

This informative session should be attended by process engineers to want to improve heating efficiencies in their day-to-day operations. Setting goals for the optimization of batch processing and storage heating will be discussed in detail. Included in the discussion will be process evaluation methods, advantages of electric versus steam heat, and utilizing site resources to cut operating costs.

Electric heat transfer systems can provide years of clean, dependable service. In order to achieve maximum life out of any unit, proper design, installation, and maintenance techniques must all be followed to avoid equipment freeze-ups Our presenter will give an overview of heat transfer systems, as well as proper considerations for your application. Topics include pump selection, piping layout, start-up, valve location, and equipment maintenance.

It's critical to make sure that your heat trace freeze protection systems are in working condition before cold weather arrives. These simple cable testing methods will help you to identify problem areas. During this web conference, you'll learn how to run megger tests on heat trace cable, conduct resistance checks, and determine end-of-circuit voltage and stabilized current measurements for your heat trace circuits. The testing skills learned in this session will help the technician conduct tests in the proper manner for best results, and will help management staff to understand test procedures, and tell them what to look for in a preseason system audit. Whether you perform these tests yourself or you subcontract this task, this information is essential to understand for optimum heat trace system performance.

Selecting the right sensor for your process is critical to proper system operation. Choosing the proper temperature sensor relies on proper understanding the application, the environment that it will realize and all of the installation/maintenance concerns. We will review the following considerations at a minimum: sensor accuracy requirements, process environment, ambient conditions, placement in the process, proximity to the control system and installing and replacing the sensor. Each of these considerations will be discussed. As a result, we will provide you with the proper tools to choose the correct sensor type and applicable accessories for your customer in his or her application.

Keeping workers warm the cold weather months can be a challenge in warehouses and construction sites, and other outdoor work areas. The benefits of using radiant comfort heating compared to other methods are many. Unlike forced-air and convection methods, radiant heat may be used to target specific areas efficiently and effectively. During this webinar, you'll learn about basic radiant heating properties and using infrared radiation as a means of heat transfer. Each of the benefits of using radiant heat as opposed to other methods will be reviewed. Radiant heater selection and "room sizing" will be covered in detail, as well.

Description: Design engineers at engineering, procurement and construction firms face many challenges with juggling billable client work on large-scale new business proposals. This webinar will help engineers who are faced with tight budgets, lean staffing and ever-pressing deadlines learn how supplier relationships can play a key role in the solution. Experts from Chromalox will share insights on how suppliers can help to streamline proposal development, drive integration, support continuing education, reduce liability, and improve up-time.