When compared with indirect heating methods such as shell-and-tube or plate-and-frame heat exchangers, as well as inefficient direct methods such as tank steam sparging, Pick Heaters can cut fuel costs dramatically – up to 28% – because 100% of the available energy from the steam is instantly absorbed by the liquid.
Exceptional Temperature Control
Because the Pick Heater adapts quickly to load changes, precise temperature control is maintained to within 1°C. Accurate temperature control throughout the entire operating range conserves energy and assures product quality.
Wide Operating Range
Unlimited turndown both in process flow rates and heat load results in energy savings and accurate temperature control.
No Steam Hammer
Unique variable orifice injector automatically maintains a minimum differential between the steam and water pressures. This eliminates harmful vibration and steam hammer.
Low Noise Level
The Pick Heater operates at a low noise level, normally below 85 dba, far superior to venturi or choke-flow type heaters.
Low Liquid Pressure Drop
Pressure drop does not exceed 2 PSI (0.14 BAR) under design flow rates.
Complete Mixing in Heater Body
The mixing process happens completely within the heater body, eliminating the need for straight-run discharge piping required by venturi-type heating systems.
No Storage Tanks
Pick Heaters deliver an instantaneous, unlimited supply of hot water on demand, eliminating the need for storage tanks.
When compared to conventional heat exchangers, Pick Direct Steam Injection Heaters take up only a fraction of the space. No matter what your plant size or floor space constraints are, there's always room for a Pick Heater.
Low Maintenance Cost
The Pick Heater has only one moving part, which can be inspected quickly and easily. Replacement parts are low cost as compared to expensive internal trim in high velocity steam eductor heaters and heat exchanger tube bundles or gasketed plates.