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Thermal Fluid System Components

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Thermal fluid systems are heating systems in which the thermal fluid, such as glycol or thermal oil, is heated and then recirculated supplying indirect heat to process equipment, materials, and systems. Because they supply indirect heat, thermal fluid systems minimize the risk of burns or heat damage to equipment. This process is also controllable, allowing […]

What is Net Positive Suction Head?

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Pumps facilitate the movement of liquids by forming a low-pressure area at the pump inlet, which enables fluids to be forced inside by atmospheric or head pressure. In terms of pump performance, it is important to consider the physical limit that external pressure places on how high fluids can be lifted by the pump. This […]

Hot Oil Pumps for Thermal Fluid Heating Systems

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Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc. specializes in the design, supply, and servicing of hot oil systems, also referred to as thermal fluid heating systems for the process industries. Our services include complete system design and supply, as well as parts supply and maintenance throughout the life span of the system. The systems we offer are expertly […]

What is a Resistance Temperature Device?

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Resistance temperature devices (RTDs) provide accurate process temperature readings within thermal fluid systems. Typically made from platinum, RTDs use known mathematical relationships between resistance and temperature to measure a fluid’s heat. RTDs go by a variety of names, including resistance temperature detector, pt-100, platinum resistance temperature detector, and resistance thermometer. Regardless of what they’re called, […]

Thermal Fluid System Advantages

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Heating systems may typically be categorized as indirect or direct. Indirect heating systems allow for more fine-tuned temperature control. There are many ways to indirectly heat substances, and one of the foremost is through the use of a thermal fluid system—also known as a thermal oil heater.  Many industrial companies have turned to thermal fluid […]

Understanding Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP)

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  Maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) designation that establishes the rating for pressure-relief components on vessels. It measures the greatest amount of pressure that the weakest part of the vessel can handle at specific operating temperatures. Industrial facilities use a vessel’s MAWP to establish safety protocols and […]