Pick Product Brochures and Application Bulletins
Direct Steam Injection Liquid Heaters hold process temperature to extremely close tolerances, regardless of fluctuations in steam or water pressures and liquid flow rate.
Pick Sanitary Cooker/Heater can be used to heat/cook any water miscible liquid or slurry instantly on a continuous straight through basis.
Pick Custom Design Systems - A division of Pick Heaters offering innovative process solutions for heat transfer applications.
With a continuous flow of refinement and innovations, Pick Heaters has developed a family of products to provide solutions to customers for their application needs.
The Pick Constant Flow Direct Steam Injection Heater can be used wherever there is a constant demand of hot water or liquid at a precisely controlled temperature.
The Pick Variable Flow Direct Steam Injection Heater provides hot water instantly with the widest operating range of any Steam Injection Heater.
The Pick Variable Flow Direct Steam Injection Heater is ideal for hose station service.
Pick Sanitary Heaters have proven ideal for cooking candy starch slurries.
Pick Direct Steam Injection Packaged System components are integrated to meet the requirements for heating jacketed reactors and kettles, liquid-to-liquid exchangers, rotary vacuum dryers and blenders, plate and frame heat exchangers, pasteurizers, CIP systems and other applications.
A Pick BX Heater provides instantaneous and complete cooking of starch and other miscible slurries. It is proven effective on pearl, modified, and cationic starches with solids concentrations up to 35% and cooking temperatures ranging from 90ºC - 150ºC.
Pick Heaters offers customized fabricated heater designs for applications that go beyond our standard model offerings.
The Pick Desuperheater is a water spray type with a single nozzle.
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A company producing photographic chemicals for the printing industry wanted better temperature control for heating and cooling a gelatin-based emulsion in 480 gallon jacketed vessels.
A pharmaceutical company requested a complete CIP system for storage tanks.
Large pharmaceutical facility wanted to convert their batch processing method for bio-waste treatment to a continuous flow system.
A producer of PVC resin was experiencing serious steam hammer and vibration using a competitors heater that featured a “co-axial” mixing design.
The R&D division of a major pharmaceutical plant needed a fully automatic system to deactivate cell culture bio-waste collected from reactors, tanks, sinks and condensate.
Heat & Cool 4,000 gallon Pfaudler® glass lined jacketed vessel.
An oil company needed a brackish water heater for their site in Canada.
Chemical company uses hot water, rather than steam, to heat their 10,000 pound capacity jacketed blender.
A major pharmaceutical company required a waste stream inactivation system to heat waste from multiple reactors.
A major pharmaceutical company needed to heat product in a 300 gallon jacketed dryer through a closed loop hot water process.
The customer required a small, compact heating system to supply water to various jacketed kettles.
Pet food processing company with numerous locations throughout the United States required a method for heating ground frozen chicken meat slurry.
Frozen vegetable processor required a method to remove ice build-up on multiple belt freezers.
Large Cheese Processor wanted a central hot water system capable of supplying all the hose stations located on three floors of his plant.
A producer of salad dressing wanted to increase product volume and provide a smoother texture of their mayonnaise product.
Dairy customer wanted an improved method for pasteurization of liquid cheese prior to a spray drying process.
A seafood processor required hot water supply for aseptic pasteurization of artificial crab product.
Midwestern meat processing plant struggled to maintain hot water supply for hose station service using a shell-and-tube heat exchanger.
A large meat packing plant repeatedly ran out of hot water.
A dairy plant experienced frequent and costly failure of the shell-and-tube heat exchangers on their clean-in-place (CIP) systems.
Mayonnaise producer wanted a complete system to inject nitrogen into product, resulting in smoother product texture, increased product volume and extended shelf-life.
Customer called for a smooth and efficient method of heating edible beef tallow prior to separator.
Manufacturer of tunnel conveyor pasteurizer required several efficient and responsive instantaneous heaters for their 9-zone conveyor to pasteurize pickles.
Dairy operation wanted to use steam injection for in-line pasteurization of soy milk.
A major fruit and vegetable processor was experiencing problems with cooking uniformity of pears in a continuous atmospheric retort, resulting in unacceptable product quality.
One of the top poultry producers in the country was looking for a method for heating water to their scalders.
Tortilla chip manufacturer was looking for a method to speed up their batch alkali cooking process.
A bakery looked to speed up their pan cleaning tank operation.
Plate and frame heat exchangers used in pasteurizing operations are better heated by hot water sets using direct steam injection.
Customer had been using an indirect static coil to heat their slurry, and found that it could not meet new production demands.
Customer had been producing starch based confections using another manufacturer’s direct steam injection heater with mixed results.
A new customer wanted to enter the jelly candy business and contacted Pick Heaters to help formulate new products with gelatin and starch bases.
Poultry processing plant required a high-pressure hot water supply for their night time clean up.
A US dairy and protein producer was using (2) indirect heat exchangers to apply heat to whey permeate and lactose slurry, but the inefficiency and maintenance issues with the heat exchangers created a bottleneck in the heating process. Pick Heaters provided a solution.
A bacon and sausage production facility needed a reliable system that could provide them with the hot water needed to operate hose stations for plant clean-up and during production.
Normally a discarded part of the chicken, the paw represents 100% profit to the customer. Lost product due to inefficient scalder operation means 100% loss of profit. Pick Heaters provide the perfect solution with precise hot water temperature control.
A private label manufacturer had a retail customer reject their nacho cheese sauce due to unacceptable damage to pepper chunks in the product caused by their existing cooker.
Paper mill required source of precisely controlled hot water for machine felt showers.
A pulp mill located in Southern Georgia required 140°F wash water for the lime mud pre-coat filter.
A converting mill producing a range of specialty coated printing and copier papers, required a steam injection heater for cooking cationic starch slurry, up to 35% solids.
Paper mill was having problems with two venturi type direct steam injection heaters on a simple mill water application.
Customer required a hot water supply for backwashing of Ronningen-Petter tubular filters in the starch preparation area.
For recycled fiber, waste paper or secondary fiber is “re-pulped” in hydrapulpers to de-fiber into a 5-7% stock slurry.
In the chemical pulping process, cooked pulp, referred to as brown stock discharges from the digester.
Accurately controlled water temperature is crucial to this application.
A Pick Direct Steam Injection Heater is an excellent choice for this application.
In the chemical pulping process, cooking liquor (spent liquor) that is separated from the washed stock goes through an evaporation process to form black liquor.
Temperature control is critical and must match the temperature of the return whitewater to prevent thermal distortion of the headbox.
A power plant generates steam for a neighboring paper recycling mill. Condensate could not be returned from the mill.
National provider of railcar service and repair came to Pick Heaters, Inc. to design a tank car cleaning system.
Regional power plant installed two new reverse osmosis (R/O) systems to reduce the amount of conventional chemical treatment for boiler feed water.
An automotive manufacturer was using a plate heat exchanger for a final phase spray wash to remove honey oil from transmission parts.
A west coast refinery was working on a project to eliminate hammer on condensate return lines off of three sour water strippers.
In the finishing process, cold-rolled steel is cleaned to remove impurities through a continuous acid pickling process.
A large dietary supplement manufacturer sought a process for treating industrial waste in a circulation loop scenario.
When a major meat processing company committed to building a waste to energy facility, it selected Pick Steam Injection Heaters.
An industrial uniform and apparel rental service was looking to replace a shell-and-tube heat exchanger for supplying hot water to their laundry washing machines.
Environmental regulations require power plants to employ flue gas desulphurization (FGD) to control sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.
Major designer/operator of bioethanol plants uses Pick Direct Steam Injection Water Heaters to quickly bring plants on-line for production.
Power generation plants use cation and anion resin bed exchangers to treat boiler feed water.
Waste trap grease, also known as brown grease accumulates in restaurants and food service facilities and must be disposed of.
Customer was looking for a reliable method of providing hot water for washing residual sodium bisulfate from tank cars.
Pick provided a simple solution to a refinery which required instant hot water to adhere to ASME VIII specifications for hydrostatic testing of shell and tube heat exchangers.
The customer required a simple but effective method of obtaining 120ºF water to mix with food ingredients.
A chemical processor required a heat/cool system for a 3000 gallon jacketed reactor.
A pharmaceutical company required a system to provide process heating or cooling in the pilot lab.
A beef processing plant specified the use of plate-and-frame heat exchangers for supplying 160°F water for plant sanitation.
We understand the operational challenges many companies are faced with during this extraordinary time, and want to assure you that we are open for business. Under Wisconsin’s Emergency Order No. 12, section 13 and guidelines released by CISA, Pick Heaters, Inc is considered an essential business that is part of the critical infrastructure workforce and our employees are essential workers. We supply critical equipment to key process industries including food, chemical, pharmaceutical and energy utilities to name a few. We are taking all necessary precautions and continue to follow CDC guidelines for our employees to ensure their safety in addition to the safety of our customers and vendors.
We thank you for your support, commitment and partnership during this critical time.
Office of the President - Pick Heaters, Inc
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