Chromalox, a manufacturer of electric heat and control products, is offering a series of webinars for industrial process manufacturing markets, focusing specifically on process heat and control efficiencies. The content is tailored for design engineers and end-users who are facing pressure to reduce operating costs. The webinars are detailed below. Attendees can register at www.chromalox.com.

Title: Cost Effective Design Options for Tank Heating
Host: Mark Wheeler, Product Manager – Systems
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM EST
The pros and cons of various tank heating methods will be discussed, such as; Steam, Water/Oil Exchangers, and Electric Heating. Particular consideration will be given to the internal cost factors associated with equipment, installation, and maintenance. External consideration, such as equipment control systems and hazardous locations will be reviewed. Finally, several cost evaluation formulas will be discussed to help engineers assess each design consideration.

Title: Centralized vs. Decentralized Process Heating
Host: David Taylor, Regional Technical Sales Manager
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM EST
The advantages and disadvantages of centralized versus decentralized process heating will be compared and contrasted during this session. Topics will include the installation, operation and maintenance costs associated with the two different process heating methods. Temperature control accuracy, area classification/code considerations, and control systems will also be examined and compared.

Title: Right-Sizing Comfort Heat in Industrial Work Areas
Host: John Kantz, Product Manager, Comfort Heating Products
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM EST

Maintaining a comfortable work space increases productivity and reduces operating costs. Attendees of this webinar will learn how to select the right comfort heating method for their specific needs. Room-heating calculations will be reviewed, as well as where to apply radiant or forced air heating methods. The advantages and disadvantages of electric and fuel fired comfort heaters will also be discussed.

Title: Optimizing Efficiencies in Process Heating
Host: D. Eric DeBarr, Regional Technical Sales Manager
Date: Sept. 23, 2009
Time: 3:00 PM EST
This informative session should be attended by process engineers to want to improve heating efficiencies in their day-to-day operations. Setting goals for the optimization of batch processing and storage heating will be discussed in detail. Included in the discussion will be process evaluation methods, advantages of electric versus steam heat, and utilizing site resources to cut operating costs.