Articles by Pick Heaters in addition to Special Reports and eHandbooks Sponsored by Pick Heaters
Pick Heaters used a unique approach to meet the requirements of a specific customer and in the process hit upon a system design with an unprecedented degree of utility. The system has since been duplicated and adapted for numerous other customers with similar needs.
One effective method to consider for processing heated pet food products or supplements is through the use of the Direct Steam Injection (DSI) System.
When considering a new process line, production facilities should examine the type of Direct Steam Injection Heater used. Many think of the jet cooking equipment as simply a high shear device, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, and when maximizing production, high shear isn’t always the best approach.
The meat processing industry has been the source of environmental challenges worldwide. Inadequate disposal of slaughterhouse wastewater, which is high in organic content, has contributed to groundwater pollution. A solution is to deploy a heater specifically designed for slurry heating, such as the Direct Steam Injection (DSI) BX Series made by Pick Heaters.
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 more apparent than in the food and beverage industry, where adherence to strict regulations around the use of hot water ensures the safety of personnel and the quality of the product itself.
Food and Beverage Technology Magazine has named Pick Heaters as one of the Top 10 Poultry and Meat Production and Processing Solution Providers for 2020. Find out why Pick Heaters offer a superior alternative to heat exchangers and other competitive methods to heat water for sanitization purposes and other process applications.
Tank spargers are plagued by a number of issues, including energy inefficiencies, steam hammer, poor temperature control, and damage to the tank or equipment. A better solution exists: The Pick In-Line Direct Steam Injection Heater is a direct, in-line steam injection heating device that instantly heats liquids with one hundred percent efficiency, eliminates steam hammer and offers exceptional temperature control.
Article covering some of the key issues facing the food industry today.
Article featured in CEP (Chemical Engineering Progress) May 2010 issue, is an overview of DSI equipment to help select the appropriate system for various applications.
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.
Pick Heaters has decades of confectionery experience developing products for customers to test and use. Pick has designed and installed numerous systems throughout the world, and customers have come to rely on Pick’s knowledge of products and experience in the industry.
This article covers how a customer working with Pick Heaters was able to improve on their product and process.
Article covers how equipment manufacturers are assisting food companies improve their processes and products.
This paper explores various methods of heating products to ultra-high temperature (UHT) for pasteurization, which will extend the shelf life of milk and other dairy products.
Download this eHandbook from Food Processing Magazine for ideas on how to pre-treat your wastewater, and how keeping a stable temperature is one of the important factors in pre-treatment. This eBook features the Pick Heaters article: Benefits of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Using Direct Steam Injection.
After a chaotic 2022, FDA and USDA are focusing on food safety regulations this year. This ebook from Food Processing Magazine will update you on food safety at the midyear point, with contributions from subject matter experts on topics including heat exchangers and cleaning & sanitation.
Optimizing chemical processes with precise temperature control can help you achieve energy efficiency and safety. The Chemical Processing eBook includes the Pick Heaters’ article: Consider Steam Injection Heating - This direct contact heat transfer method provides reliable water heating with precise temperature control.
Steam is a hard worker. It's used to generate mechanical shaft power, raise or maintain the temperature of fluids and materials in vessels and lines, remove components, and even create a vacuum. This eBook by Chemical Processing includes the article by Pick Heaters: Calculate Steam Needs for Jacketed Vessels — Selecting the right steam heating system is easy with a reliable and straightforward approach.
To help you heighten your heat exchanger know-how, Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook featuring the article: Improve Jacketed Heating Systems with Direct Steam Injection by Pick Heaters.
Download Food Processing Magazine's eBook about pet food trends as well as a white paper by Pick Heaters about the advantages of using a direct steam injection systems to process pet foods and pet supplements.
Steam is versatile. In addition to being a very efficient heat-transfer medium, it frequently handles heating duties, power generation, cleaning and sterilization. To help strengthen your steam savvy, Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook including the article by Pick Heaters: Consider Direct Steam Injection for Water-Heating Needs.
Refineries are faced with many challenges. Chemical Processing Magazine has put together this eHandbook to help you pursue best practices.
Food Processing Magazine's 2022 Manufacturing Outlook survey results list food safety as the top priority of 2022. This eBook reviews the results of the survey in addition to an article by Pick Heaters: How to Ensure Food Safety with Direct Steam Injection.
Food safety is the top concern of everyone in the food & beverage processing industry. This Food Processing eHandbook sponsored by Pick Heaters offers a little bit of everything to ensure everything in your plant is running smoothly... and safely, including the Pick Heaters' article on the fundamentals of in-line direct steam injection.
Treating and reusing process water is a multidimensional challenge for process plants. This eBook features the article: Improve Wastewater Temperature Stability -- Direct Steam Injection Can Boost Anaerobic Digester System Performance by Pick Heaters.
How cyber-secure are your control systems? What manufacturers should be concerned about is when the control systems get compromised. Download this eHandbook to learn more about that topic in addition to how to keep your plant sanitized and your products safe and metal-free.
Heating is essential to bring materials to an appropriate temperature for processing or subsequent handling. This Chemical Processing eBook, co-sponsored by Pick Heaters, will help you heat up your know-how.
Steam generates mechanical shaft power, raises or maintains the temperature of fluids and materials in vessels and lines, removes components, and even creates vacuums. The design and operation involve specialty hardware and raises unique issues and challenges that are not always appreciated by people more focused on process streams.
This Chemical Processing Magazine eHandbook examines some of today’s refining challenges -- mainly safety -- and offers solutions to refine your refinery practices.
As food and beverage manufacturer optimism grows, one thing is still for certain: food safety is still a top concern in 2021. Food Processing's E-Handbook: Food Safety Equipment tackles related topics including how Direct Steam Injection Heaters can play a part in your food safety program.
Improve your plant's energy efficiency using a myriad of avenues: heat, electricity and other key utilities. This eBook features the article: Improve Efficiency with Direct Steam Injection -- Technology offers notable cost savings for high-pressure applications by Pick Heaters.
Food safety is a top concern among food processors. Read Food Processing's eBook to learn more about plant equipment safety and sanitation.
To give your energy efficiency a jolt, Chemical Processing has put together an eHandbook co-sponsored by Pick Heaters. This resource includes information on how to improve efficiency with Direct Steam Injection.
The words cleaning and sanitation are sometimes used interchangeably, but strictly speaking, cleaning means removing dirt, debris, residue and everything else that isn’t supposed to be on a surface; sanitation involves ridding the cleaned surface of microorganisms, usually with biocides like bleach. This Food Processing E-Handbook highlights various food safety topics and is co-sponsored by Pick Heaters, Inc.
Wastewater treatment is becoming an integral part of processes at many plants as more and more chemical makers worldwide strive to reuse and recover as much water as possible. To help you succeed, Chemical Processing put together the following eHandbook.
The extensive use of heat transfer has spurred a wide variety of types of heat exchangers and a broad choice of heat transfer fluids. To help you keep cool when grappling with design, selection, operation and troubleshooting, Chemical Processing has put together an eHandbook sponsored by Pick Heaters.
Choosing the right oils and fats can endear you to consumers. Fats and oils are no longer the pariah they once were. Consumers are realizing that some fats are good, necessary for both health and functionality. Also read how to improve your waste grease recycling process with Direct Steam Injection.
The design and operation of steam systems involve specialty hardware and raise unique issues and challenges that are not always appreciated by people more focused on process streams.
To help you improve your refinery, Chemical Processing has put together an eHandbook. It includes insight on tailoring your project delivery process, successfully sampling sticky hydrocarbons, successfully selecting an industrial fan, and mitigating explosions with oxygen measurement.
Have you looked around your site for condensate that could be put to good use? Do you know what happens when a partial pressure causes poor performance in ancillary equipment? Do you know if off-standard operations are costing you energy dollars? Unless you can confidently respond yes to all these questions, it’s in your best interest to learn more. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Victory Energy and Magnetrol.
Food safety is the major concern of everyone in the food and beverage processing industry. Food Processing’s 18th annual Manufacturing Survey responses show it as the top concern. This eHandbook gives the Food Processing Magazine annual survey results in addition to white papers and essays from the sponsors, including Pick Heaters.
This Chemical Processing eHandbook will help you avoid costly steam mistakes. Sponsored by Pick Heaters and Check-All Valve Mfg. Co.
This Food Processing eHandbook provides the full results of their 2018 Manufacturing Outlook Survey Results, including charts not seen in the January issue of Food Processing. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Anritsu, Tuthill, Mettler-Toledo, Baldor, Tegam, Mole Master, Pentair, Bunting, Goff's Curtain Walls, and Rosedale.
There's more to sanitation than just being clean. This e-handbook gives a close look at FSMA-approved equipment design, data logging, documentation, time-temperature measurements, and pest management. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Cooper-Atkins, PSSI, Rice Lake, Tegam, and McCloud.
This Chemical Processing eHandbook compares various energy efficiency options and the capital required to achieve savings. Use this to make an informed decision on how to proceed.
Food and beverage processors are no strangers to wastewater and water treatment issues at their plants. The brewing segment of the industry faces a unique set of challenges. This Special Report, sponsored by Pick Heaters, offers a better understanding of food processors' challenges and how they solve them using direct steam injection.
This Chemical Processing eHandbook will help you identify and apply standard best practices. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Armstrong and Check-All Valve Mfg. Co.
Is your Steam System creating challenges? Are there areas you'd like to learn more about such as corrosion, flash steam, low pressure or wasted steam? Download your copy of the Special Report to Scrutinize Your Steam System now!
This Food Processing eHandbook includes the full results of this year's Manufacturing Survey, including charts not seen in the January issue of Food Processing. In addition, you'll find resources on wireless technology, pest control, data sampling, washdowns, and sanitation tools. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Rice Lake, Sentry, Cooper-Atkins, Goffs, Douglas Machines, and Remco.
This Chemical Processing eHandbook examines some of today’s Energy Efficiency challenges and way to navigate solutions for chemical manufacturers. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Victory Energy and Flexim.
This Chemical Processing eHandbook takes a look at how to keep your cool when things get hot in your steam system management. Sponsored by Pick Heaters and Armstrong.
This Food Processing eHandbook helps companies understand what to look out for in 2016 regarding FSMA, HACCP, and much more. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Cooper-Atkins, Federal Equipment, Mettler Toledo, and Sentry.
This Chemical Processing eHandbook takes a look at how chemicals manufacturers are meeting the energy efficiency challenge head on.
This Chemical Processing eHandbook presents strategies for reducing cost associated with using and generating steam, a 4-step approach for improving efficiency and insight on heat exchanger selection criteria. Sponsored by Pick Heaters.
This Food Processing eHandbook focuses on food safety and manufacturing efficiency. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Remco Products, Mettler Toledo, and Gamajet.
This Chemical Processing Steam eHandbook presents an overview, steam technologies and strategies for reducing cost associated with using and generating steam. Sponsored by Pick Heaters and Emerson Process Management.
Rising fuel costs have a direct impact on a chemical processors' bottom line. How can chemical processors reduce their energy consumption thus reducing their cost to produce? This Chemical Processing Energy eHandbook, takes a look at global, and more local, technologies and strategies for improving energy efficiency at chemical plants including Pick Steam Injection Heating Systems. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Durr and IEDA.
For five years Food Processing has asked their readers and web site visitors to select the R&D Teams of the Year from nominees put on their web site. This year, the selections included two nontraditional companies (AdvancePierre Foods and International Food Network) as well as a 164-year-old brand (Gorton's Seafood). Download this sponsored reprint and read what makes these R&D teams great. In addition is an article by Michael Campbell, Pick Heaters, Inc., Meet Your New R&D Partner - Your Equipment Manufacturer, How Equipment Manufacturers are Assisting Food Companies Improve Their Process and Products.
Learn the benefits of FGD for power and industrial facilities in the evolving market, the critical need of maintenance and performance monitoring for scrubber systems and discover some of the top technologies for improved efficiency of the most utilized FGD system available today, wet-limestone scrubbing.
Spikes in energy costs or unplanned-for capital improvement expenses can put organizations in tricky financial situations. To solve them, they often select the option with the lowest upfront cost which leads to the "pay me now or pay me later" dilemma. Over time it's discovered that these lower-priced alternatives cost much more due to higher failure rates, wasted energy and more intensive maintenance. This Chemical Processing eHandbook presents steam technologies and strategies for reducing cost associated with using and generating steam including the article DSI reduces steam consumption - A simple formula to determine steam demand with DSI heaters by Phil Sutter of Pick Heaters. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Emerson Rosemount and Armstrong.
Reactor temperature control typically is very important to product quality, production rate and operating costs whether a processor is employing continuous or batch reactors. And with many process plants currently using steam or hot water to heat jacketed devices such as tanks, kettles, dryers, reactors, glass lined vessels, or similar adaptations such as coiled tubing placed inside or outside tanks or vessels - much emphasis is placed on achieving optimized control of these processes. This special report contains various articles, including Consider Hot Water for Jacketed Heating - Hot water offers significant advantages over traditional steam-heated systems by Phil Sutter of Pick Heaters.
Food Processing's Annual Top 100© ranks food and beverage processors based on their sales of value-added, consumer-ready goods that were processed in U.S. and Canadian facilities. eBook also includes articles on business issues that affect the largest companies in the food industry. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Cablevey Conveyors, Gamajet, and Polyguard.
Effective energy management can help achieve more efficient use of energy without reducing production levels, product quality or employee morale, and without compromising safety and environmental standards. Sponsored by Pick Heaters, Emerson Rosemount, and Atlas Copco.
This ancient universal in food processing can be done better, faster, cheaper. Explore various methods of heat transfer and plant equipment that can improve efficiency and result in cost savings.
Certainly, over the last few years, how plants consume energy has made an impact on that plant’s efficiency and profitability. But is everyone at your plant doing their part? From Process Engineers to Plant Managers, everyone can have a role in implementing and adhering to energy efficient practices and exploring ways to improve energy efficiency.
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