Temperature maintenance drastically affects the performance of certain chemicals because allowing temperatures to drift from the optimum range negatively affects process repeatability, reaction optimization, throughput and quality. Another key is to ensure that heat is evenly applied to keep the equipment reliable and safe, as an unsafe, hazardous, or uncontrolled process will ultimately cost more to operate.
5 Considerations for Proper Chemical Heating:
- Prevent poor quality and product loss associated with localized "hot spots" that will "burn" or "cook" your chemicals by selecting equipment that evenly heats the entire surface area
- Ensure tight process control for sensitive chemicals and optimize the rate of reaction by maintaining temperatures within specification limits by using proven and predictable heating systems
- Keep your viscous chemicals flowing and your process moving by ensuring your heating solution provides uniform heat
- Avoid potential safety and fire risks by using UL/CSA certified dependable heating devices that will not fail due to decreasing fluid level
- Select heating equipment that can operate in a wide range of environments to optimize process flexibility