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Kenics Heat Exchangers from NOV Enhance Performance of Underwater Pelletizing Process

Contributed by: PumpScout Staff

Gala Industries, the number one manufacturer of underwater pelletizing systems and centrifugal dryers worldwide, uses Kenics heat exchangers from NOV, a manufacturer for the oil and gas industry. The heat exchangers are able to perform for many years without performance issues, making them a reliable choice for the company.

As a critical component in the Gala Industries’ process, the Kenics branded heat exchangers are used in the melt cooling area. The heat exchangers are so effective due to the static mixer technology, which offers the highest available heat transfer.

“Over the years, we have had great success with the Kenics melt coolers. As a result, this allows me to go out on a start-up knowing that the Kenics melt cooler is one thing I am not going to have an issue with. I have not had any problems with the Kenics equipment. Engineers of the Kenics products supply us with all necessary information, and after sale service support, to be able to quickly and easily size a piece of equipment for our customers. They are always helpful and readily available to answer any questions,” says Duane Boothe, HMA (Hot Melt Adhesive) Process Engineering Manager for Gala Industries.

A continuous string of static mixer elements is located within each heat exchanger tube and fluid flow is directed radially toward the pipe walls and back to the element, no matter what the velocity. Mixing efficiency is enhanced due to momentum reversal and flow division within the Kenics heat exchanger. Radial gradients in temperature and material composition are avoided because processed material is continuously and completely intermixed. Thanks to these superior features, Kenics heat exchangers provide predictable, controlled mixing and the most efficient form of thermal transfer available on the market today.

Source: Kenics