We have designed, developed and engineered many pressure vessels with Temperature Control Systems (TCS), incorporated into their design.
Heating & Chilling:
Internal tube heat exchangers provide direct and relatively energy efficient transfer into the test medium and external jacketed heat exchangers are used when there is a requirement to maximise the internal working volume of the pressure vessel.
The heat exchangers are coupled with proprietary oil or water Temperature Control Units (TCU); ensuring constant and stable temperature control between -50°C and 400°C.
Electric band heaters are clamped directly on to the vessel body and controlled using PID process controllers; providing a super-efficient and highly accurate means of heating test media. Single ceramic knuckle-band-heaters are used for smaller vessels and several band heaters; spanning multiple zones help provide uniform heat distribution for medium to large vessels.
All KWDS Temperature Control Systems (TCS) are supplied with a bespoke Armaflex insulation system; ensuring minimal heat loss and maximum efficiency. It is included in the insulation required for the pressure vessel and associated pipework.
To further improve the efficiency of our (TCS); agitation of the test medium is a viable option to consider. Thermal analysis using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software can be performed to ensure optimum performance.
KW Designed Solutions has a comprehensive range of previously supplied TCS available; a unique solution to meet specific requirements can also be engineered.