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WHERE THERE’S A MILL, THERE’S A WAY: BABCOCK WANSON PROVIDES URGENT PROCESS HEATERS FOR FLOUR MILLER

5 November 2019

Babcock Wanson has supplied flour millers Whitworth Bros. Ltd. with two TPC Thermal Fluid Heaters for its flour heat treatment process at its Barlby Road, Selby site.

A new customer for Babcock Wanson, Whitworth Bros. had been using another manufacturer’s thermal fluid heater, originally installed in 2004 as part of a complete process install project. “Support from the other company had been very poor over the years” states Alan Boyce, Whitworth Bros. Engineering Manager, “and in August 2018 the heater suffered a catastrophic failure of the heating coils rendering it useless.” With the incumbent company unable to supply a swift solution, and Whitworth Bros. productivity directly affected, they turned to Babcock Wanson.

Babcock Wanson’s Thermal Fluid Heating System rental service proved an invaluable solution. Two ‘plug and play’ TPC 400B Thermal Fluid Heater were delivered to site and set up by Babcock Wanson’s experienced commissioning engineers. “The service from Babcock Wanson was excellent as they helped us out when we could not produce, and thermal oil heaters are not readily available to purchase but are made to order” comments Alan.

From here, Babcock Wanson TPC 600B and TPC 1000B thermal fluid heaters were ordered by Whitworth Bros. These are now in situ and are being used to pre-heat filtered air, which is then used as part of the heat treatment process of flour which changes the baking properties for suitability in different food products, such as sauces, batters etc. “The thermal fluid heaters have performed to our expectations and have proved to be cost effective” states Alan.

Thermal fluid heating was selected over other methods for this process due to its lower maintenance requirements, its non-corrosive nature and ability to run at low pressures.

Babcock Wanson offers a complete range of products and services for boiler houses and other process heating needs, from steam boilers, thermal fluid heaters, rapid steam generators and hot water boilers to VOC and odour treatment by thermal oxidation, water treatment or process air heating solutions. The company aims to help optimise customer’s energy production with high quality products and efficient service.

For more information, please contact:

Babcock Wanson
Tel:  020 8953 7111
Email: info@babcock-wanson.co.uk
Web:  www.babcock-wanson.co.uk
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