Hot Water

Hot Water Generation, Distribution and Digital Temperature Control

for the Food and Beverage Industry

Armstrong is the trusted global leader in instantaneous hot water generation, distribution and precision temperature control.

More than a century of expertise enables us to understand your your industry's hot water system dynamic in ways no one else can. Our experts will show you how to avoid scaling, improve efficiency and safety, and increase your production and yield. We can also help you satisfy global water quality standards by providing clean, safe outgoing water that meets USFDA and EU bottle water and food ingredient water standards for direct use without additional filtration. (This statement presumes USFDA and EU compliant influent water.)

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    • Hot Water Generation  

      ReadiTemp™ Instantaneous Water

      ReadiTemp™ is Armstrong's revolutionary series of standard and application-customized steam/water instantaneous water heaters for any process application requiring very specific temperatures—from chilled water to temperatures as high as 212°F (100°C). Our advanced hot water system combines digital control technology and instantaneous shell and tube heat exchanger design to meet higher set point temperature process applications, such as closed loop vessel jacket heating and centralized plant sanitation.

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      Flo-Direct® Gas-Fired Instantaneous Water Heater

      Flo-Direct® maintains 99.7% (HHV) efficiency throughout every phase of operation. They consume no fuel during warm-up or when idle, nor do they lose any energy through steam conversion. Water comes in contact with heat from combustion more than once, ensuring that virtually all of the heat and energy generated during combustion is captured by the water.

      Simple in design and operation, Flo-Direct® water heaters are constructed of all stainless steel with no internal moving parts and their compact size requires only minimal floor space. They are ideal for a broad range of hot water applications, including wash-down, batch production, vessel filling, tank cleaning and more.

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    • Temperature Control  

      Emech® Digital Control Valves

      Emech® delivers and maintains water at precisely the desired temperature (+/-1°F, +/-0.5°C)—hot or chilled—immediately on demand. It ensures a consistent supply of water at the precision temperatures required for a variety of applications. Compared to traditional systems, Emech® offers a superior performance for speed, precision and reduced mechanical wear.

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      Emech® Industrial Mixing Centers

      The Emech® digital control valve is pre-piped as an industrial mixing center with all the requisite installation components for compact design and ease of installation. Advantages include consistent temperature accuracy, enhanced operational efficiency and reduced maintenance.

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    • Steam and Water Hose Stations   

      Armstrong hose stations improve efficiency and reduce risk when mixing steam and water at the point of use for wash-down. Our hose stations will not pass live steam, even in the event of a: significant cold water pressure reduction, complete failure of the cold water supply, or failure of its primary operating component.

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Recommendations from Armstrong University

    • Industrial Hot Water Systems   

      Find out how to identify major components of a hot water system and their roles; discover differences in recirculation and non-recirculation systems; learn ways to balance multiple temperature and pressure systems; understand the role of booster pumps in industrial settings.

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    • Industrial Water Temperature Controls & Washdown   

      This course explores: the use of hot water systems; different ways of controlling water temperature in industrial processes; types of water temperature controls, their applications and available options; new age digital mixing valves and the best applications for use.

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CASE STUDIES

    • Process Hot Water Temperature Control   

      Armstrong alleviates batch process issues for a large, widely known soup company with Emech® digital control valves. These water to water mixing valves provide better than +/- 1% accuracy, while delivering real-time water temperature directly to a process monitor on the plant floor. Issues with space, reliability and process accuracy have been eliminated with the system.

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    • Hot Water Generation Fueled by Natural Gas to Boost Energy Savings   

      Armstrong installs a complete hot water system to replace the outdated steam and heat exchanger currently in use at a large company's ice cream plant. Results include a calculated fuel savings of more than 30% and yearly CO2 emissions reduced by 612 tons. ROI realized within 14 months of installation.

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    • Simultaneous Water Generation for Tank Cleaning and Process Needs   

      Design and specification of a hot water system that provides a tank cleaning solution. The system includes Armstrong Flo-Direct® Complete Thermal Exchange (CTE) gas-fired water heater, heat exchanger, storage tank and pumps, condensate return pump, and control valve. An integrator was included to develop a control system for automating the cleaning process. Armstrong's complete system solution not only generates and controls hot water, but also monitors and records cycle data for the tank cleaning process.

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