Process Heating Engineering: Pumps Too Hot?
Valin Corporation is a leading technical solutions provider for the technology, energy, life sciences, natural resources, and transportation industries. They came to Powerblanket with a process heating engineering dilemma, and Powerblanket world-class engineers came up with a solution.
What was the heating dilemma?
Valin’s problem centered around the oil and gas industry. Pumps were getting too cold and shutting down, slowing production and wasting time and money. They had tried to employ EHT to solve the problem; however, this got too hot and melted the rubber portion on the pump. Ultimately, they needed heating blankets that were C1D2 certified with self-regulating thermostats. This became a custom process heating engineering project because of the pumps’ varying shapes and sizes and because of the very specific C1D2 requirements.
How did Powerblanket create a solution?
The Valin field site sales manager offered key information and measurements to ensure Powerblanket engineers could create a solution with a good fit for each pump. After Valin tested the initial blankets for form and fit, we made minor modifications for the final order and provided a pricing level that met the end-item budget. Each pump had a heating blanket to meet C1D2 specifications that also contained a self-regulating thermostat.
Time, Money, and Stress Averted
Valin no longer worries about pumps/stators freezing and shutting down operations. The blankets will not get too hot or damaging rubber rings on pumps. Because of this process heating engineering solution, Valin can install their blankets and rest easy about the efficiency and safety of their operations.