Gas Heating Solutions

The primary purpose of gas heating solutions such as the use of water bath heaters is to heat high pressure gas prior to pressure reduction. The reason for this is because when gas pressure drops, the gas cools down. However, if the pressure is dropped from a very high pressure, it can lose more temperature – this effect is called the Joule Thomson effect. Problems can arise if the gas becomes cold enough to freeze as this will cause the valves to freeze and fail.

We offer a couple of solutions to prevent this from happening:

  1. Water Baths : A water bath passes the gas through a coiled pipe in a heated vessel similar to a boiler, this warms the gas enough to go through the pressure reduction without freezing.
  2. Heat Packs : Heat packs use a closed loop boiler system and in-line heat exchangers to transfer the heat to the gas.

 

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