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The Leader in Direct Steam Injection Heating since 1945 – The ORIGINAL is still the best

In 1945, Pick Heaters developed and patented a unique concept in Direct Steam Injection Heating.  The original approach has remained unaltered. . . keep it simple and self-stabilizing, minimize moving parts and make it totally reliable regardless of operating environment.  It is this design philosophy that has made Pick Heaters the recognized originator and leader in Direct Steam Injection for over 60 years.

Out of this philosophy has come a continuous flow of refinements and innovations. 

  • Pick was the first direct steam injection (DSI) company to introduce a 3A certified Sanitary Heater in 1984 and was also the first DSI company to offer a pilot scale version especially for R&D.
  • Pick is the only DSI company to offer a true Variable Flow design for multiple use points and on/off applications.
  • Pick’s BX heater is a truly innovative, self-cleaning design for industrial starch cooking and slurry heating.
  • Pick’s fabricated heaters allow for flow rates and pressures far above the norm – up to 25,000 gpm or 1400PSIG.  They also conform to existing piping from ½ to 32 inches and beyond.
  • Over 20 years ago Pick expanded its scope of supply to include custom designed, packaged systems including skid mounted pumps, instrumentation and other ancillary equipment to meet customers needs.
  • Now, through PCD (Pick Custom Design) you can combine Pick’s experience in heat transfer and packaging to meet all your process heating needs – direct or indirect heat transfer systems.
Pick Heaters Inc.
Pick Heaters Inc.

Why choose Pick for Direct Steam Injection?

Energy Efficient – 100% heat transfer cuts fuel costs up to 28%
Precise Temperature Control – to within 1°C or less for many systems
Wide Operating Range – variable orifice injector provides unlimited turndown
Low Noise Level – normally below 85 dba
Low Liquid Pressure Drop – does not exceed 2PSI within normal flows
Complete Mixing in Heater Body – no need for pipe lengths after heater

Pick Heaters has a worldwide network of qualified engineers along with its highly qualified factory staff to work with you to design a process heating system to meet your specific requirements.  Pick’s international certifications include:  CRN/Canada, CE/Europe, SA/Sweden and TŰV/Germany.

Pick combines the Right Products with the Right People Pick The Best.

Pick Heaters Inc.
 
Pick Heaters Inc.




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Technical Articles

Direct Steam Injection Hot Water Systems For Jacketed Heating (Heating and Cooling Equipment) This article takes an in-depth look at the advantages and disadvantages of steam and hot water for jacketed heating, and compares indirect and direct steam injection systems for making hot water. (View Full Article)
Producing Hot Water by Direct Steam Injection (Heating and Cooling Equipment) Inline direct steam injection is more energy efficient than indirectly heating water in a tank. Use this overview of DSI equipment to select the appropriate system for your application. (View Full Article)


 

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