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In 1945, Pick Heaters developed and patented a unique concept of Direct Steam Injection Heating. It was the first step in what was to become a continuous flow of refinement and innovation. It is this design philosophy that has Pick at the heart of heating for over 75 years in industries ranging from food to chemical and pharmaceutical processing, pulp and paper, textile to power plants.

  • 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.

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 and CE/Europe.

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


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Advantages of Using a Direct Steam Injection (DSI) System to Process Pet Foods and Pet Supplements (Heating and Cooling Equipment) American pet owners spend an estimated 103.6 billion dollars for their furry friends, in which 42.0 billion is spent on pet food & treats and another 674.6 million is spent on vitamins and... (View Full Article)