While digging through the Pick factory archives the other day, the company came across a 14-page pamphlet titled ‘Industrial Water Heating – Methods and Means’.
The booklet covered the basic methods of providing hot water for industrial uses. It also explained the difference between heating water through direct steam injection and the indirect tubular heat exchangers.
Methods and Means was authored in the 1950’s by Al Pick, who started Pick Heaters. Al Pick developed Pick Heaters into the dominant direct steam injection heating supplier. In fact, in many industries, the word ‘Pick’ is often synonymous with direct steam injection heating.
So, returning to Al’s 1950s version, Pick Heaters is proud to present the Pick Blog, which aims to communicate the methods and means of applying direct steam injection (DSI) heating to industrial heat transfer applications. Pick Heaters hopes that the Pick Blog becomes your go-to online resource for process heating solutions.
For example, the blog will cover customer success stories, highlighting the ways they have used Pick DSI to satisfy facility requirements.
It will also cover:
- Specific industry trends, which may prove important in other types of manufacturing
- Critical maintenance best practices
- Operational methods that optimize performance
- Energy efficiency and cost savings solutions
The company will also share insights and experiences about how its customers used DSI to optimise production or solve problems. Customer feedback and perspective will be presented, along with relevant information about the heating process.
Looking ahead, the first few Pick Blogs will cover safety as it relates to efficient and reliable hot water supply for plant washdown and sanitation.
In many plants, the methods being used are dangerous and can even result in injuries. The proper use of DSI can help facility managers to ‘stay out of hot water’.
You can access the blog at pickheaters.com.