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Aluminium Anodizing

119984Production efficiency and energy cost control – two factors that are central to aluminium anodising and both at the heart of the Lanemark process gas burner design.

Lanemark TX tank heating burner systems are used extensively to heat the wide range of liquids found in the industry, irrespective of tank configuration or size. The ‘point of use’ design not only maximises temperature control accuracy but also offers markedly greater efficiency compared to systems based on centralised steam or hot water boilers, and also significant energy savings in comparison to steam, hot water, thermal oil or electrical alternatives.

Each burner system operates into a submerged tubular heat exchanger which delivers maximum heat to the process liquid while keeping intrusion into the tank space to an absolute minimum.

The immersion tube heat exchangers can be fabricated from a variety of materials including mild and stainless steels as required by the individual process chemical. Combustion gases are extracted by an exhaust fan – often just one is required per group of tanks – minimising the number of exhaust flues needed for each installation.

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Rotational moulding – Process Heating Matches New Opportunities

119983The design opportunities that are arising from developments in plastic rotational moulding techniques signal a step forward for one of the more ‘traditional’ manufacturing processes.
The industry is now looking to take full advantage of new raw material options and enhanced equipment designs – a scenario in which Lanemark gas process burner systems have much to offer.
This progress – perhaps seen best where high strength and durability of rotational moulded products is required – is closely linked to the provision of efficient process heating, and Lanemark International can point to a growing list of customers in the sector who are gaining from the company’s forced draught (FD) gas burner technology.
As new production opportunities are reflected in the need for high quality processing techniques, the design and operating characteristics of
Lanemark burners are continually being refined to meet the challenge. Suppliers of both new and refurbished rotational moulding ovens will point to the efficient heating of plastic polymer granules contained within a steel mould, and their optimised transition then through liquid to gel, as being fundamental.

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Lanemark gas heating technology helps to give small brewer control.

119982The success enjoyed by many of the UK’s smaller breweries not only reflects consumer appeal in the wide range of products available, but also pays testimony to the individual specialist skills of those involved in the production of local ales.

This is clearly illustrated in Nuneaton, Warwickshire where Church End Brewery currently produces some 20 barrels per brew run and has steadily grown in capacity since its formation in 1994. The brewer is reporting significant gains from the decision to install highly accurate and controllable Lanemark gas burner systems to heat the brew copper and hot liquor tank.

Adrian Langford is General Manager at Lanemark International, whose responsibilities include the small brewery sector – “The facility at Church End Brewery uses natural gas to heat the hot liquor tank to 60°C,” he explains, “which is readily achieved by a Lanemark
TX25E burner system. This is connected to a 2½ inch nominal bore immersion tube heat exchanger arrangement submerged within the vessel.

The temperature is then raised to between 63°C and 68°C for the preparation of the mash tun. “Once transformed into wort, a volume equivalent to 20 barrels is then transferred into an adjacent copper where a second gas fired small diameter (3") immersion tube heat exchanger is constructed as a helical coil, to minimise intrusion into the working area. Here, a TX30 delivers 200kW to heat the wort to 100°C where it is then held at a ‘rolling boil’ for
approximately 90 minutes.”

He points out that overall efficiency of the installation is typically 82% – a figure that is some 20% higher than the brewer’s original facility that utilised a steam heating system. “The environmental benefits and increased operating efficiency associated with the use of the gas fired Lanemark systems have also helped us to reduce our Climate Change Levy liability and minimise our energy costs,” comments Karl Graves, Brewery Manager. “The high levels of control and accuracy available with the heating systems make a major contribution to our ongoing brewing success.”

The changeover has been a key factor in assisting Church End Brewery to expand its capacity at minimal additional cost to the natural gas fuel bill.

Today, the brewery offers some 40 brands, delivering to a wide range of free and tied houses both locally and further afield. “Much of the brewing success in this market depends upon experience and the brewer’s own interpretation of requirements,” adds Adrian Langford, “and the installation at Church End Brewery is a prime example.
The fact that we are able to work very closely with the customer to accommodate the specific needs of each brewing process is, we believe, very important. We are delighted to be involved with this project which has been added to an impressive list of successful Lanemark heating systems applications within the brewery sector.”
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bvc 101BVC have completed a project for a food manufacturer, supplying and installing a central vacuum cleaning system within a boiler house.  The system, designed for 1 person using 51 mm hose and tools to carry out essential housekeeping duties throughout the boiler house and bulk removal of sand from the boiler.

There are 12 hose connection points installed, through 6 floor levels, with interconnecting pipe work back to a BVC static industrial vacuum cleaner.

The BVC Centurion model TI80 industrial vacuum cleaner, powered by a 7.5kw motor, protected by a vacuum relief valve.  Displaced air is filtered within the BVC ‘clear flow’ filtration system and particles collected in a removable bin.


Boiler Generating Bank Inspection – Pitting Detected – using RFET

A large chemical plant in Eastern Tennessee was experiencing a number of tube leaks in one of their boiler generating banks. The cause for the failures consisted of two specific flaw mechanisms revealed through destructive tube samples, which are listed below:

 ID pitting as small as 3/16" diameter occurring between the mud drum tubesheet and mud drum bend, which was mainly found on the cold side.
 ID longitudinal grooves as small as 1/8" in width located between the steam drum tubesheet and steam drum bend was found on the hot side tubes.

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Is this the oldest Operational Boiler? We think it could be...

David Young, Cochran General Manager, recently took a call from a boiler insurance inspector based in South Africa. He was trying to trace design and manufacturing records for two vertical Cochran boilers still installed and operating in Calitzdorp, South Africa.

Impressively we were able to supply the required records for the boilers built in 1939 and 1945 and more impressively the boilers passed their inspection and continue to deliver.

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Cochran Supply New Steam Boiler for Spirax Sarco's Steam Technology Centre

We have recently supplied and commissioned a new Borderer reverse flame steam boiler for Spirax Sarco’s Training and Steam Technology Centre in Cheltenham.

When Spirax Sarco were considering to extensively refurbish their training Centre they selected the Borderer steam boiler manufactured in Annan, Dumfries & Galloway by Cochran Ltd, the UK’s  leading manufacturer of industrial steam and hot waters boilers.

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NEW: Burner series marathon® M/MC10003.6 up to 10003.8

With the burner types marathon® M/MC10003.6 up to 10003.8 dreizler® presents the consequent development of the CE type tested DUObloc burner series for gaseous and liquid fuels. With combustion capacities from 25 up to max. 44 MW per burner these powerhouses can optimally be applied to water tube boilers, thermal oil heaters, ignition and auxiliary burner application in power stations and as process burners of all kinds.

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With the World concentrating on cutting carbon emissions for sound ecological reasons and Industry working hard to save money by reducing energy bills, it is rare to find a simple and proven technology that readily meets both criteria.

Thermal Fluid Systems from Babcock Wanson have regularly shown energy savings over conventional Steam process heating of between 30-50% with reduced maintenance needs and fully automatic operation.
To learn how this technology could help your business why not request a copy of The Practical Application of Thermal Fluid Heating.



A major addition is being made to the range of process gas burner systems available from industry leader Lanemark International Ltd. that is set to enhance the choice of application opportunities for its customers.  The company has announced an agency agreement with American manufacturer, Midco International Inc – covering the UK and other key international markets – which complements Lanemark’s highly successful TX tank heating and FD air heating product ranges.

Midco burners are widely known for the benefits they offer to a number of industries, most notably where make up or replacement air requirements need to be met – an example being paint spraybooth air replenishment.  High turn-down and controllability are key features as are low emission levels, flame stability and a modular design.  This latter characteristic allows any number of individual six-inch sections to be connected to meet precise application needs in terms of dimensions and heat requirement.  This versatility is further enhanced with the ability to use either natural or propane gas on a standard burner head.



The latest addition to its FD oven burner range – which is designed to maximise performance and energy efficiency – is being introduced by process gas burner specialist, Lanemark International Ltd. The FD-C (GA) packaged burner provides flexible, high turn-down control of both gas and air and utilises the latest ‘air pressure lead’ (APL) monobloc gas valve technology.