IMS Water-Cooled Circulator Enables Precise Temperature Control

Originally titled 'Water-Cooled Circulator Enables Precise Temperature Control'

IMS Co.’s Hydra water-cooled circulator is designed for precise temperature control as well as easy accessibility for the operator.

IMS Co.’s Hydra water-cooled circulator is designed for precise temperature control as well as easy accessibility for the operator. The majority of the robust temperature control unit is constructed of stainless steel, including the 1-hp pump and 14-gallon tank. The use of glycol is said to virtually eliminate rust and other long-term issues related to water use. Additionally, the unit’s tank-style design keeps cooling water and process water separated, increasing its longevity and upholding the clarity of small water passageways.

A high-speed digital PID temperature controller with a 9-kW heating element enables temperature accuracy at a ±1°F variance. Also, circulating 30 gallons per min. at an 88-ft. head (38 psi) enables a temperature range from slightly above plant water temperature to 250°F.

The circulator’s open construction design provides easy maintenance access, decreasing process downtime, and its compact layout occupies less floor space while remaining portable with mounted casters. The Hydra’s transparent polycarbonate cover protects the machines’ electronics from moisture damage and accidental tampering, while keeping its current status visible to the operator.