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Cooling Tower Servicing


Serving the mid-Atlantic region, Virginia Heat Transfer cooling tower and plate heat exchanger cleaning services is ready to help you keep your cooling system running efficiently. Keeping your cooling tower system clean and efficient is key to minimizi...

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Gasketed PHE


The gasketed plate heat exchanger consists of a series of thin corrugated plates fitted with gaskets. The plates are then compressed together in a rigid frame to create an arrangement of parallel flow channels. The two fluids flow in alternate channels...

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Plate Exchanger Cold Leakage


Your plate heat exchanger was working just fine. You open it up to perform an annual cleaning, tighten it to the proper dimension, and upon start up, it begins to leak. What just happened? Figure 1: Graphical Depiction of Cold LeakageThe answer, as you...

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Constant Flow Specs


Heaters are readily available with cast iron, carbon steel, or 316SS materials upon request. Water and steam piping is available in threaded or flanged construction. Cast Iron HeatersApprox. 3" dia. is threaded.Approx. 4" dia. uses 124 lb. F/F companio...

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Horizontal Coil


A very high efficiency thermal fluid heater. The heater has two helical coils, a smaller coil that fits inside of a larger coil. Hot burner gases pass through the center of the smaller coil and double back between it and the larger coil. They then trav...

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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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Sanitary Packages


Pick Pre-Packaged Sanitary Heater Systems are designed to efficiently meet food and pharmaceutical industry processing needs, from pilot scale laboratory units to production scale packages. Pilot Scale For laboratories or pilot operations, Picks pilot...

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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 1000


150 SCFM to 600 SCFMIndustrial Duty - Dry desiccant dehumidifier Series 1000 units are self contained, with all necessary blowers, controls, filters and drive components to assure the safe and automatic operation of the dehumidifier.Single point power...

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Series 2000


750 SCFM to 12,000 CFM Industrial Duty - Dry desiccant dehumidifiers Dew points to -40 Degrees F Self contained Unit- Complete with all necessary blowers, controls, filters and drive components to assure the safe, automatic operation of the dehumidifie...

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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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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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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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