There was a time when steam was the de-facto heating medium in both buildings and process plants. The industry was experienced and comfortable with designing and installing steam systems.
This is not so much the case anymore. As buildings have moved to hot water and other methods of heating, steam remains a necessity for healthcare, food production, and industrial processes. With steam expertise becoming less common, many consultants, contractors, and end-users are turning to specialized suppliers for assistance in the procurement of steam plants.
Recently, there has been a strong industry trend toward making everything “modular”. Modular mechanical systems are being embraced because they simplify installation, expedite architectural coordination, and ultimately, offset most of the responsibility for the design and construction onto to the manufacturer. Choosing a Fulton engineered skid system is the easiest way to mitigate risk and eliminate the stress, time, and money involved in the procurement of a steam plant.
Engineered systems are an ideal solution for:
Fulton has been continuously improving their engineered systems for over 30 years. With Fulton, you can be confident that every part of your packaged system has been designed for optimal long-term operation. Simple, single-point service connections are provided for power, water, gas, and steam. There is no easier way to do it!
Thermal fluid systems play a critical role in heavy industrial process plants. Therefore, they must be carefully designed and constructed to provide the best reliability, performance, and most importantly, safety for plant personnel. Although relatively simple in concept, there are some aspects that must be carefully considered to avoid the possibility of premature equipment failure or safety hazards. Many end-users turn to Fulton to take the responsibility of engineering and procuring skid-packaged systems for this reason; in fact, almost all Fulton thermal heaters are sold as engineered systems. See the FULTON THERMAL product page for more information!