Enerquip Thermal Solutions proudly received the prestigious “Rosie Award,” acknowledging their achievement as one of America’s Top 50 Health Plans, known for their unwavering commitment to excellence and responsible stewardship. This recognition was spotlighted at RosettaFest, a gathering of over 700 healthcare and benefits professionals, industry experts, and visionary leaders who convened on Chicago’s Navy Pier from August 7th to 9th. The event aimed to explore innovative strategies for delivering superior care while reducing costs and enhancing patient outcomes.
Notably, Enerquip’s Benefits Specialist, Katie Brahmer, was a prominent figure at the event, co-hosting an enlightening live session on August 9th. During this session, she and other influential thought leaders shared valuable insights into the day-to-day operations of health plans, illuminating the innovative and meticulously executed strategies that ensure employees retain more of their hard-earned dollars.
Enerquip’s Benefits Specialist Katie Brahmer (right), accepts a 2023 Rosie Award for health plan excellence and stewardship. Also pictured, from left, are 2023 Rosie Award winner Renea Langel, Vice President of HR & Risk Management at Midwest Carriers, and Drew Leatherberry, Benefits Advisor and owner of Avergent.
“Enerquip’s distinctive health plan stands as a testament to our commitment to our team,” says Jeannie Deml, CEO of Enerquip Thermal Solutions. “Years ago, in response to the relentless surge in healthcare expenses, we made a strategic decision to assume control of our health plan. Today, we not only deliver top-tier healthcare to our team members, often with no cost to them, but we’ve also successfully curbed healthcare expenditures for the entire company.”
A distinguishing feature of the 2023 Rosie Award winners was the stringent selection criteria, which relied on recommendations from benefits advisors, solution providers, and clinical leaders who met two pivotal benchmarks: achieving a high Plan Grader™ score and demonstrating the adept utilization of their “Health Rosetta Dividend.” The Health Rosetta Dividend embodies previously wasted healthcare funds that can be reinvested into the organization or community to enhance overall well-being.
Dave Chase, Health Rosetta Co-founder, offered additional insight on the 2023 Rosie Award selection criteria behind America’s Best Health Plans: “With health plan costs being one of an organization’s top three expenses, it’s imperative that leadership have a comprehensive third-party assessment to help them understand how their plan is operating, how it compares to high performance plans, and provides detailed best practices and strategies to improve their plan. The Plan Grader provides such an evaluation.” All 2023 Rosie Award winners were required to complete the Plan Grader, adopt fundamental parts of a Health Rosetta plan, and demonstrate compelling ways they are employing their Health Rosetta Dividend. These employers and union strategies set the standard for their industries and communities.
Enerquip’s selection as one of the 2023 Rosie Award winners is not only a testament to their award-winning plan design but also spotlights the impeccable advisement led by Health Rosetta Advisor, Drew Leatherberry, and his team, at Avergent.
Leatherberry shared his sentiments on this accomplishment, stating, “Serving as the strategic benefits advisor for Enerquip has been an honor. Through their forward-thinking leadership, we have successfully implemented transformative changes to their benefit plan and engaged with innovative solution partners. This collaboration has resulted in a substantial reduction in their healthcare costs, alongside significant enhancements to benefits. Enerquip can take immense pride in being acknowledged as an industry trailblazer, now boasting one of the most outstanding health plans in America.”
The Rosie Awards are presented by Health Rosetta, a collective of people that has seen the future of health in action and are passionately working to make it a reality. To learn more visit https://healthrosetta.org.
The Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo is a premier gathering for professionals in the heat transfer and heat exchanger market. The event features both an exhibition and a technical conference, providing a comprehensive platform for industry players to connect, learn, and showcase their latest products and technologies. Here’s what you can expect from this exciting event:
The expo will host numerous companies that cater to the heat transfer and heat exchanger market. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a wide array of products and services while engaging with exhibitors to gain insights into what their companies have to offer. Best of all, admission to the exhibition is free for event visitors, making it accessible to all industry professionals.
Organized by experts in heat transfer and heat exchangers, the conference will cover a range of topics relevant to various industries, including Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemical, Water & Wastewater, Agriculture, and more. Attendees can also earn certificates of completion, making this conference a valuable opportunity for professional development.
One of the highlights of the conference is Shailendra Seecharan’s presentation scheduled for October 17th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Shailendra Seecharan, Division Manager at Enerquip Thermal Solutions, will delve into the critical topic of “Direct Gas Fired Heating of Viscous Media and Design Considerations.” His expertise in the field makes his presentation a must-attend for anyone seeking insights into innovative heating solutions.
Why Attend Heat Exchanger World Americas?
Whether you’re a manufacturer, fabricator, service provider, EPC, or an end-user, the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo offers something for everyone. It’s an opportunity to:
Network: Connect with industry leaders and professionals, fostering new relationships and strengthening existing ones.
Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in the heat transfer industry, discovering cutting-edge technologies and services.
Learn from Experts: Gain valuable knowledge from experts in various sectors of the heat exchanger and heat transfer industries through informative presentations and discussions.
As the fourth annual Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo approaches, the excitement in the heat transfer and heat exchanger industry is palpable. With an impressive lineup of speakers and an expansive exhibition, this event promises to be a hub of innovation and knowledge-sharing. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from experts and explore the future of heat transfer solutions. Mark your calendars for October 17th and 18th in Pasadena, TX, and be part of this transformative event.
If you find yourself unable to join us in Pasadena, our dedicated team is always here to engage in discussions at a time that suits your schedule. Contact us today.
When it comes to optimizing shell and tube heat exchangers, a multitude of factors comes into play. These elements wield significant influence over not just the size of the exchanger but also its performance, efficiency, and overall cost.
Think of it as a delicate equilibrium, where variables such as heat transfer rates, fluid flow velocities, and material properties converge to shape the final product. Enerquip specializes in unraveling this intricate puzzle, utilizing advanced calculations and simulations to engineer solutions tailored to your precise requirements.
In this blog, we’ll dive into the core components that dictate the sizing of shell and tube heat exchangers, shedding light on the meticulous craftsmanship that transforms complexity into streamlined functionality. Join us in uncovering the mechanics of optimized heat transfer, where Enerquip takes the reins and innovation takes center stage.
Variables That Impact the Size of a Heat Exchanger
Various factors can influence the sizing of a shell and tube heat exchanger. These factors can affect the heat exchanger’s overall performance, efficiency, and cost.
Here are some of the key thermal and environmental variables that can impact the sizing of a shell and tube heat exchanger:
30” x 160” Resin Reactor Condensers
Fluid flow rates: The flow rates of both the hot and cold fluids significantly affect the sizing. Higher flow rates may necessitate larger heat exchangers to maintain heat transfer efficiency while minimizing pressure drop.
Desired temperature change: The desired temperature change of the process fluid (combined with its flow rate) determines the total heat transfer (BTUs/hour) required in the unit. A smaller temperature change, or an option to recirculate the process fluid until it reaches the desired temperature, can help reduce the size of the unit. Conversely, a large temperature change will typically lead to a larger exchanger.
Approach temperature: The approach temperature refers to the difference between the desired outlet temperature of one fluid and the inlet temperature of the other. A narrow approach temperature reduces heat transfer rates, requiring more surface area to achieve the desired heat transfer, typically increasing the size and cost. Conversely, a wider approach temperature improves transfer rates and typically allows for a smaller heat exchanger size.
Thermal fluid properties: The thermal properties of both fluids have a significant impact on heat exchanger sizing. First, the specific heat capacity indicates the amount of heat energy a fluid can carry, with higher heat capacities typically allowing for a more compact design. Thermal conductivity is a measure of the ability of a fluid to give (or receive) heat, with higher conductivity values typically reducing the unit’s required surface area (and size). Fluid density influences mass flow rates, which in turn impacts the sizing. Fluid viscosity is a measurement of a fluid’s resistance to flow. Fluids with high viscosity will tend towards laminar flow and lead to higher pressure drops, which may require a larger exchanger to compensate.
Design specifications: Design specifications like operating pressure and temperature can significantly influence the sizing of a heat exchanger. Higher operating pressures may require thicker materials which can negatively affect heat transfer (heavier wall tubes, for example). Elevated temperatures can also affect thickness and material selection in some cases, leading to a larger exchanger.
Pressure drop considerations:Pressure drop refers to the decrease in fluid pressure as it flows through the shell or tubes due to friction or changes in direction. It’s a crucial factor in fluid dynamics and engineering systems. In heat exchangers, pressure drop affects the efficiency of heat transfer and can impact the system’s overall performance. Higher pressure drop can result in increased energy consumption to maintain fluid flow and temperature differentials, often requiring larger equipment or adjustments to maintain desired operational conditions. Higher pressure drop demands increased flow area, leading to larger tubes or possibly a larger diameter to maintain efficient heat transfer.
Overall heat transfer coefficient: The overall heat transfer coefficient is a combined parameter that considers the effectiveness of heat transfer on both the shell and tube sides of the exchanger. All the items above combine to impact this coefficient. Maximizing this value is key to designing an efficient heat exchanger.
In a parallel flow arrangement, both the hot and cold fluids flow in the same direction, resulting in a smaller temperature difference between the fluids along the length of the exchanger. This leads to a more uniform heat transfer, but negatively affects efficiency.
In a counterflow arrangement, the fluids flow in opposite directions, creating a larger temperature difference, which improves overall efficiency and can reduce size. This is especially effective for applications with close temperature approaches.
In a crossflow design, the fluids flow perpendicular to each other. This design allows for higher flows on the utility (shell) side, maximizing utilization of the available surface area. It is typically used in vapor applications, especially air heating/cooling.
The choice of flow arrangement depends on the specific application and desired trade-offs between size and efficiency.
Fouling and scaling: The tendency of the fluids to deposit fouling or scale on the heat exchanger surfaces over time will impact its sizing. If fouling is expected, a larger heat exchanger may be required to compensate for reduced heat transfer efficiency as the unit fouls over time.
Material properties: The thermal conductivity and mechanical properties of the heat exchanger materials influence its size and design. For example, highly conductive materials allow for a more compact design due to enhanced heat transfer efficiency. Conversely, materials with low conductivity require additional surface area for effective heat exchange, increasing the overall size of the heat exchanger.
Tube Design: The choice between a straight tube and a U-tube design in a shell and tube heat exchanger impacts size and performance. Straight tube designs tend to be longer and are ideal for applications with viscous fluids or close temperature approaches. However, they may have elevated pressure drop and may require an expansion joint to reduce thermal stress on the tubes. U-tube designs can be more compact and eliminate the impact of thermal stress on the tubes. The tube bundle is also typically removable, allowing for easy replacement if the tubes are damaged. The decision depends on heat transfer requirements, available space, efficiency needs, and maintenance considerations.
Exchanger Orientation: The orientation of a heat exchanger can also impact performance. Most liquid applications will perform similarly well whether mounted horizontally or vertically. However, applications requiring phase change, such as condensers and evaporators, may perform significantly better when installed vertically. The vertical orientation allows for better liquid/vapor separation inside the exchanger, increasing its thermal efficiency.
When Compact is a Must
Shell and tube heat exchangers come in a range of sizes from as compact as a loaf of bread to as large as a school bus, and even larger. If you’re working within limited space for your design, it’s crucial to consider the following key attributes:
3” x 11” Compact Process Cooler
Reduced Heat Transfer Requirements: Minimizing the amount of heat that needs to be transferred between the fluids can lead to a more compact heat exchanger design. This can be achieved by lowering flow rates or reducing the required temperature change of the process fluid.
Lower Flow Rates: Adjusting the flow rates of the fluids can contribute to a more space-efficient heat exchanger, even if the required heat transfer does not change.
Large Temperature Approaches: An application with a large temperature difference between the two fluids can help create a more compact design.
Decreased Pressure Drops: Designing the heat exchanger to minimize pressure drops across the system can be essential for fitting within space constraints.
It’s important to note that not all heat exchangers need to be compact. Depending on the specific requirements, these factors can be tailored to create a custom heat exchanger that perfectly suits the intended purpose. This flexibility allows for the optimization of the heat exchanger’s performance while considering space limitations.
Custom Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers from Enerquip
In the world of heat transfer and exchanger design, Enerquip takes the lead in crafting tailored solutions. Our engineers masterfully balance variables like heat transfer rates, fluid dynamics, material properties, and design specifications to create efficient shell and tube heat exchangers. With advanced calculations and simulations, we transform complexity into streamlined functionality.
Perrin joins a highly experienced sales team comprising industry experts Ron Herman, Troy Weik, Sue Rhyner, Will McCarron, Shane Viergutz, Shailendra Seecharan, Brady Loertscher, and Lisa Schreiner. Together, Enerquip’s Sales Engineers perform meticulous thermal calculations, innovative product design, and comprehensive project management to optimize customer process applications.
“I take great pride in designing Enerquip’s highly customized heat exchangers while continually pushing the boundaries to meet the diverse needs of our customers across the world,” says Perrin. “Embracing each project with creativity and precision, I firmly believe in the philosophy of ‘measure twice, cut once.'”
Perrin joined the Enerquip team as a Design Engineer in May 2022 after earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
“With Ryan’s education and expertise in designing process equipment and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation, we are excited to have him assist our customers in finding the perfect solutions for their heating and cooling needs,” says Troy Weik, Sales & Channel Manager. “We are confident that Ryan’s meticulous approach, will provide significant value to our customers.”
A Medford, WI native, Perrin enjoys the Wisconsin outdoors, including hunting, fishing, golf, and snowmobiling.
Enerquip is actively seeking a driven and detail-oriented CNC machining professional to join its team in Medford, WI.
Primary responsibilities for this 1st Shift position include operating computer numerical control machines to fabricate parts, loading parts in the machine, cycling machine and detecting malfunctions in machine operations such as worn or damaged cutting tools, running production lots, communicating with coworkers regarding production runs, and maintaining a safe, organized and clean work environment.
Education & Experience:
Technical or Vocational School diploma
Relevant machining experience required
Experience in an ASME Section VIII shop is a plus
Programming CNC machines with Mastercam is a plus
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform assigned machine shop operations
Identify and report defective materials or questionable conditions to management
Maintain a clean and orderly work area, adhering to safety procedures
Carry out milling, turning, drilling, tapping, deburring, sawing, and sanding tasks
Operate various machining centers, ensuring coverage and supporting peak workload periods
Inspect machined products and document results
Complete and maintain necessary paperwork for parts
Provide assistance in other fabrication areas as needed
Familiarity with machining and inspection processes and equipment
Ability to read and work off blueprints
Strong communication skills
Excellent problem-solving skills with a proactive approach
Committed to hard work and continuous learning
Ability to collaborate and cooperate effectively with team members
Effective time management and organizational skills
Location: Medford, WI
If you’re ready to thrive in a fast-paced team atmosphere, we encourage you to APPLY TODAY!
As a leading supplier of industrial and sanitary heating and cooling equipment, Enerquip is a stable, growing company with excellent benefits, friendly people, and an employee tenure twice that of the national average.
Our employees enjoy:
A competitive compensation and benefit package
Ten paid holidays
Three weeks starting PTO
Up to a 12% annual bonus
A flexible schedule including no work on Fridays or shortened Fridays (depending on overtime)
Enerquip Thermal Solutions is thrilled to announce we’re gearing up to showcase our innovative heating and cooling solutions at the one-day PRIME Expo 2023 in Pasadena, TX.
About PRIME Expo
The PRIME Expo is scheduled to take place on August 10, 2023, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, TX. The PRIME Expo and conference, which debuted in 2022, draws the attention of plant managers and professionals specializing in maintenance, inspection, construction, safety, and engineering within the energy sector. Esteemed individuals from diverse backgrounds, including refinery, petrochemical, chemical, and other energy facilities, plants, and service providers, convene at this comprehensive event. They partake in a day filled with technical sessions and engaging owner/operator panel discussions, where they actively listen, learn, and contribute to the industry’s discourse.
This year’s attendees will experience dynamic technical sessions focused on harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications. They’ll discover how to:
Make strategic decisions and pivot systems.
Enhance communication, coordination, and project goals.
Develop risk-based inspection programs.
Improve asset reliability.
Utilize real-time reliability simulations for supply chains.
Enhance regulatory compliance and safety.
Balance performance and costs.
Robust Heating Solutions for the Energy Industry
As an established name in the realm of industrial heating and cooling, Enerquip Thermal Solutions has earned a reputation for delivering top-notch systems backed by cutting-edge technology and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We have catered to a wide range of industries, consistently providing robust and efficient heating and cooling solutions.
During the PRIME Expo, Enerquip Thermal Solutions will proudly showcase our robust industrial heaters including serpentine coil thermal fluid heaters, asphalt and process heaters, and waste heat economizers. These heaters have been meticulously designed to offer unmatched efficiency, reliability, and long-lasting performance, meeting the demanding requirements of various industries. Whether it’s process heating, asphalt production, or chemical processing, our industrial heaters ensure optimal productivity and cost-effectiveness for our customers.
We will also prominently showcase our extensive range of tank heating solutions including tank heating coils, steam generators, suction and bayonet heaters, and shell and tube heat exchangers. These solutions cater to diverse industry needs, spanning terminals, oil and gas, chemical processing, food and beverage, and more. With exceptional heat transfer efficiency, our tank heating solutions guarantee reliable and precise temperature control for various liquid products.
Visit Enerquip at the PRIME Expo at Booth 420
Mark your calendar and join us at Booth #420 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, TX, on August 10, 2023, to witness the future of industrial heating technology firsthand. We invite you to explore our offerings, interact with our knowledgeable team, and discover how our innovative solutions can transform your industry.
If you are unable to attend the event in person, we encourage you to get in touch with our team or request a quote. We are eager to discuss your specific requirements and provide tailored solutions that will revolutionize your heating processes. Contact us today!
In the ever-evolving world of packaging and processing, staying ahead of the curve is vital for businesses to succeed. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Enerquip Thermal Solutions will be participating in the highly anticipated 2023 Pack Expo, held in Las Vegas at the renowned Las Vegas Convention Center from September 11 – 13. As a leading provider of sanitary and industrial heating and cooling solutions, Enerquip is poised to showcase its innovative technology and expertise in the field.
Visit Enerquip in the Processing Zone at Booth N-10616
With an emphasis on quality and reliability, Enerquip’s thermal solutions are designed to optimize processes, reduce downtime, and maximize energy efficiency, ultimately helping businesses achieve their goals.
Engage with Experts
The 2023 Pack Expo provides a unique opportunity for attendees to engage directly with Enerquip’s team of experts. Visitors to the booth can consult with knowledgeable professionals who understand the challenges faced by the packaging and processing industry. Whether it’s improving heat transfer rates, enhancing system performance, or resolving specific thermal challenges, Enerquip’s experts will be available to discuss tailored solutions that align with individual business needs.
Collaboration and Innovation
As the industry continues to evolve, collaboration and innovation play a crucial role in driving progress. Enerquip recognizes the importance of working hand-in-hand with clients to develop optimal thermal solutions. The 2023 Pack Expo offers a platform for Enerquip to foster partnerships, exchange ideas, and learn from industry peers and experts. Through these interactions, Enerquip aims to inspire new approaches and solutions that push the boundaries of thermal technology in the packaging and processing industry.
In addition to showcasing its cutting-edge technology, Enerquip is excited about the networking opportunities that the Pack Expo presents. Industry professionals from around the world will gather at this prestigious event, making it an ideal platform for forging valuable connections and building relationships. These connections can pave the way for collaborations, partnerships, and mutually beneficial ventures, further advancing the industry as a whole.
Pack Expo is providing several formal networking event opportunities, including:
Sunday, September 10
Private “O” by Cirque du Soleil® Performance at 6:30 pm at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino.
Tuesday, September 12
Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network Breakfast at 7:30 am in room N-247.
Confectionery Industry Networking Reception from 4 – 5:30 pm at Booth SU-7201.
First-Time Attendee Networking Reception from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in room S-220.
Young Professionals Networking Event from 7 – 10pm in the Topgolf Las Vegas (MGM Grand).
Hope to see you in Las Vegas from September 11 – 13!
If you’re attending the 2023 Pack Expo, be sure to visit Enerquip’s booth in the North Hall’s Processing Zone at booth N-10616. Engage with their experts, explore cutting-edge thermal solutions, and discover how Enerquip can help optimize your processes and drive your business forward. This event promises to be an exciting opportunity to stay at the forefront of thermal technology in the packaging and processing industry.
Snow melt coils, also known as snow melting systems or heating coils, are commonly used to melt snow on parking lots and sidewalks. A less common, but practical use, is for melting ice and slush in slush pits outside large ice areas.
Slush pits are typically designed to collect melted snow and ice from ice resurfacing machines after cleaning off rinks. The slush and ice are stored until they can be properly drained as wastewater or treated and recycled.
Snow melt coils are placed in the bottom of a tank or pit, with vertical connections long enough to rise above the surface of the pit. They are then connected to a heating system that pumps a hot liquid, such as hot oil or glycol solutions, through the tubes, effectively warming the pit to melt the slush and ice.
Heat exchangers are vital components in various industries, efficiently transferring thermal energy between two fluid streams. Among the different types, shell and tube heat exchangers are commonly used due to their versatility and reliability. To optimize their performance and reduce energy loss, insulation jackets play a crucial role. Here, we’ll explore the significance of insulation jackets for shell and tube heat exchangers, their applications, and how they are utilized to enhance efficiency and safety.
The Oklahoma DirtBags Youth Baseball program is dedicated to supporting approximately 30 youth participants each summer. Through this program, youth not only have a great time playing the game but also learn the importance of hard work, good sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Enerquip is committed to supporting and encouraging its employees to lift others through giving and service. Therefore, Enerquip provides gifts to organizations at 100% of the employee’s contribution up to $500 per employee per calendar year, including volunteer hours.
This employee match from Enerquip Welder Pat Branson includes his own volunteer hours and contributions as an Oklahoma DirtBags Youth Baseball Coach.