Category: Manufacturing

Improve Plant Efficiency with Waste Heat Recovery

Improve Plant Efficiency with Waste Heat Recovery In the process industry today, where environmental sustainability is becoming and increasingly important driver in plant decisions, operators need to focus on any means available to reduce energy consumption. In oil and gas refineries, for instance, a great deal of energy is often consumed to heat and cool Keep reading…

3 Design Considerations for Single Phase Process Piping

Process piping plays a critical role in the operation of all process plants. Failure to design and fabricate pipelines correctly can lead to significant production problems and higher costs due to increased pump workloads. In this short blog, we outline three design considerations for single phase pipes, carrying either gas or liquid. 1.   Pressure Drop Keep reading…

What is Laser Cutting?

Laser cutting is a highly accurate and effective method for cutting mild steel and stainless steel plate. It produces exceptional cut quality and allows for the creation of intricate shapes and small holes. How Does a Laser Cutter Work? A laser beam is a stream of high-intensity light of single wavelength, which is generated by Keep reading…

4 Common Heat Treatment Methods Used in Fabrication

During metalworking and equipment fabrication, various heat treatment techniques can be used to alter the physical and mechanical properties of materials. Oftentimes, these techniques are used in combination to achieve desired metal characteristics. In this short blog, we discuss four of the most common heat treatment methods during equipment fabrication and material processing: Hardening – Keep reading…

3 Factors Affecting the Operation of Continuous Vacuum Pans

Continuous vacuum pans play a critical role in sugar production efficiency and crystal quality. In this short blog, we discuss three important factors that impact their operation. 1) Massecuite Circulation – During evaporation, crystal uniformity is achieved when the flow of massecuite through the vessel approaches plug flow conditions. For this to occur, circulation of Keep reading…

5 Types of CNC Machines Commonly Used in Metalworking

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is widely used for the automation of machines used in metal removal, shaping, and fabrication. There are several types of CNC machines that can be found in fabrication facilities today. Some of these include: CNC Milling Machines – A mill uses rotary cutters to shave, cut or slice sections off of Keep reading…

Honiron Manufacturing: Project Success Series – Fabrication

Honiron Manufacturing has been a leading provider of fabrication and welding services since 1852. Over that time period, we’ve developed a deep understanding of what does and doesn’t work when it comes to fabricating high-quality processing equipment and pressure vessels. Here are three best practice guidelines you can follow to ensure project success. 1. Choose Keep reading…

Plasma Cutting: What it is and How it Works

Plasma cutting (or plasma arc cutting) is a commonly used method for cutting through electrically conductive materials (i.e., metals). It emerged in the 1960s and became popular in the 1980s due to its benefits over metal-to-metal and oxy-fuel cutting. By comparison, plasma cutting produces more accurate cuts with cleaner edges and fewer metal chips. Plasma Keep reading…

A Guide to Different Types of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is not a specific metal but rather an umbrella term used to classify a number of types of steel. All forms of stainless steel are iron alloys with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. The chromium is an essential part of the alloy, as it reacts with oxygen to form a thin layer of Keep reading…

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Honiron Manufacturing is a global manufacturing solutions provider of industrial process equipment serving the sugar, oil and gas, petrochemical, carbon black, and food processing industries. Combining operational expertise, single-source capabilities and proven processes, we provide innovative, high-value manufacturing solutions that meet our client’s operational challenges - safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

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