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Technical Articles Archives

Series 6000


750 CFM to 15,000 SCFMA modular desiccant dehumidification system for commercial and industrial applications with unique dehumidification requirements. Industrial design offers precision humidity/temperature control. The Modular concept provides design...

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Series 500 Portable


500-700 SCFM General Duty- Dry desiccant dehumidifier. Humidity levels can be controlled below levels which moisture condenses on surfaces. The Series 500-700 dehumidifiers were primarily designed for the water damage remediation; however they meet a w...

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Dessicant Air Dryers


Industrial ApplicationsDESICAiR dry desiccant industrial dehumidifiers provide precision humidity and/or temperature control (humidity levels from 60° F [15.6° C] dew point to as low as minus 40° F [-40° C] dew point) of either a room or process air st...

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Storage Tanks


Storage tanks are all about quantitiy; having enough product to keep your process flowing is critical. At A&B we believe storage is also about quality that''s why we design and fabricate storage tanks with the highest quality at a competitive price.Qui...

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Process Vessels


Sometimes it''s what you can''t see that matters. Process vessels are the workhorses of a process system and irregularities can lead to product contamination and degredation. At A&B Process Systems, we have our eyes on the smallest details even for the...

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CIP Systems


At first glance, a Clean-in-Place (CIP) system from A&B Process Systems merely cleans process equipment. But broaden your vision and see that Clean-in-Place (CIP) systems improve product quality, product recovery and purity, as well as reduce pollution...

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Water for Injection


Your customers want products they can rely on. That means consistent and safe results. You expect the same from your stainless steel process system. At A&B Process Systems, we realize that water is a key element in all aspects of life, including pharma...

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2 vs 3 Pass


When you purchase a heater your choice may be between a two-pass design and a three-pass design. Both have their merits. A two-pass heater has a single coil. Burner gases make two passes through the heater. They first pass through the inside of the coi...

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How Compablocs Work


The Compabloc heat exchanger is built around a pack of corrugated heat transfer plates, welded alternately to form channels. The complete plate pack slides inside a four-column carbon steel frame bolted to pressure-retaining heads at the top and bottom...

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Pre-Packaged Systems


Pre-Packaged Systems are designed specifically to meet process industry needs efficiently and effectively, from a pilot project to a large-scale production. Single source of supply Portable skids, wall mounts or floor mounted packages Compact design to...

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Plate Exchanger: Fouling vs Scaling


Understanding the differences between fouling and scaling can help you be in a better position the next time you open your plate heat exchanger. We''ll examine the differences and discuss how each type of resistance to heat transfer can affect the perf...

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Heat Exchanger CIP


In the past, we've talked with our customers about the importance of cleaning your heat exchangers and cooling towers. Now, Virginia Heat Transfer is pleased to offer cleaning-in-place service for plate heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers,...

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The Glued Gasket Conundrum


You walk past one of your plate heat exchangers that's been working great for a long time. But, today you notice that it''s leaking onto the floor in several different locations. You need this heat exchanger for a critical heating or cooling applicat...

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Heat Exchanger Performance


Plate Heat Exchangers Not Meeting Performance? The Plate Heat Exchanger is relatively new heat transfer technology and they perform very well due to the research and design that is behind them. Plate and Frames are inexpensive, highly efficient an...

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Heat Exchanger Opening


You may wish to open your existing unit for a number of reasons: an inspection due to lack of performance, to add or remove heat transfer plates, to address any leaks noticed coming from the sides or bottom of the unit, etc. It may seem like an involve...

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Pick Case Studies


Pick Steam Injection Heaters are used throughout the industry for applications ranging from plant sanitation to process heating to in-line cooking, with success. Here are some cases of a Pick Heater being the proper fit for a variety of applications....

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