Technical Articles

Pick Heaters Inc. has published these technical articles:

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Fluids at precisely controlled and elevated temperatures are integral to a wide range of industrial processes. To generate the necessary supply of heated liquid, many plants utilize a simple tank...
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A DSI system can rapidly and accurately maintain temperatures for processing difficult materials, such as wastewater, and thereby increase the efficiency and reliability of the anaerobic digestion...
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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....
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Among the most important aspects of any food, beverage or pharmaceutical processing operation is the ongoing assurance of sanitary equipment. Effective cleaning is the best defense against product...
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Sanitization is critical to food production. Food production machines need to be sterile, or the food could potentially become contaminated. There are many ways to ensure food safety, and among them...
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The challenges of heating fluids and providing a steady hot water supply are important to a wide range of industry types, and there are many solutions that engineers employ to meet those challenges....
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The limits to indirect heat exchange examined in Part 1 become more significant as greater temperature or pressure is required for heat and hot water applications. In many cases, the solution for...
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Food production is a process that must be hygienic from start to finish. From the utensils to the equipment to the packaging, everything needs to be clean to ensure that the product will be fresh and...
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Direct Steam Injection is more than a viable alternative for UHT processing, and should be given serious consideration....
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Steam is capable of transferring a large amount of heat to materials used in food and beverage processing, and it can be precisely controlled to within narrow temperature ranges. It can be applied...
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Steam still has an important role to play in jacketed heating, but a Direct Steam Injection (DSI) Heater provides the most precise and energy-efficient method for heating the jacket water to the...
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Brown grease - composed of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) and rotting food - has long been a problem for restaurants, food service operations and commercial kitchens. Brown grease can clog sewer lines...
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Just as there are numerous industrial applications for water heating, so too are there many challenges - maximizing energy efficiency, minimizing maintenance costs and many others. Nowhere is this...
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How equipment manufacturers are assisting food companies improve their processes and products....
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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....
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The most common method of transferring energy with steam is indirect heat exchange, but there is an alternative method that is ideal for high-pressure systems: direct steam injection (DSI)....
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Food safety is one of the most important issues within meat and poultry processing plants due to the potential for cross-contamination, foodborne illness, and accelerated spoilage. Proper sanitation...
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Article covering some of the key issues facing the food industry today....