Thermal and Heat Management
Critical to nearly all industrial scale operations is the addition, removal, or transfer of heat. Given the ever-increasing price of energy, effective thermal management is critical to the economic operation of industrial processes, and the proper use and selection of heat transfer media can generate significant improvements in energy usage and overall unit performance.
Saint-Gobain NorPro has an impressive history of providing sophisticated materials and media for thermal and heat management applications. As an example, we were the first company to supply ceramic media for regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO). Since then, we have maintained a preeminent position in supplying reliable, technically advanced products for a wide variety of thermal management applications:
- Regenerative thermal oxidation (select link at bottom of page)
- Thermal cracking
- Catalytic reactor management (diluents)
Whether your application involves regenerative heat capture or continuous distribution and management of heat throughout a unit operation, Saint-Gobain can supply a thermal management media to optimize your process. Available in a wide range of materials and shapes for both fixed and moving bed applications, Saint-Gobain media has been utilized in thermal cracking, gasification, and exothermic/endothermic catalytic processes.
Utilizing state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities, media geometries and materials are specifically engineered and carefully processed to optimize various factors such as:
- Thermal transfer/distribution
- Heat capacity
- Thermal efficiency
- Pressure drop
- Corrosion resistance
- Mechanical integrity
In addition to advanced shapes for fixed bed reactors (select link at bottom of page), we offer ceramic beads in size ranging from 400 μm to 10mm which provide a performance enhancing, yet economic, alternative to non-engineered materials such as sand. Furthermore, with its extensive expertise in material science, shape and development, and knowledge of heat transfer, Saint-Gobain NorPro can tailor a solution to your particular requirements, enhancing your process through superior performance and value.