A rotary joint, also called a rotating union or swivel, permits fluid to flow from a stationary supply pipe into and out of rotating equipment. Fluids typically used with rotary joints and rotating unions include steam, water, thermal oil, hydraulic oil, air, and coolant.
Custom-engineered single- and dual-bellow designs made from 18-8 stainless steel alloy 321 with high intergranular corrosion resistance. Options include PTFE-lined, universally-tied, pressure-balanced, Gimbal, and hinged, among other configurations.
Non-metallic, flue duct expansion joints available in eight standard profiles to fit your application requirements up to 2,000°F. Custom-designed with single-layer and composite belts and elastomers with excellent abrasion resistance.
The float operated Liqui-Mover® condensate pump requires no electricity and is available as a complete skid-mounted assembly or as individual components for field assembly.
The Float Free Liqui-Mover® condensate pump uses a conductance level control system with capacities up to 89,000 pounds per hour for a single pump.
Cascade steam systems are designed for processes that require progressively less temperature. Blow-through steam is captured and reused in lower temperature sections of the process. These energy efficient systems require a single steam source and do not require high-pressure steam.
Thermcompressor steam systems are designed for processes that require constant temperature or temperature flexibility. Each process section operates independently, and blow-through steam is 100% recycled by mixing it with high-pressure steam in a thermocompressor.
Cascade steam systems, thermocompressor steam systems, and hybrids of the two require intelligent controls and automation for optimal performance. Our control packages monitor factors such as product grade, weight, type, speed, and moisture content to continuously adjust steam system set points.
We design and install boiler rooms up to 1,500 horsepower. This includes the integration of boiler room hardware and PLCs to maximize performance and enable diagnostics for the overall system. Our boiler room installations come with turnkey project management and a single source of accountability.
Evaluating multiple parameters is essential to choosing the most efficient and reliable syphon system. We offer a portfolio of rotary and stationary syphons to meet application specific needs.
Turbulator Tube bars increase the drying rate and decrease the cross machine temperature variation of dryers. The patented design induces turbulence in the fluid condensate for increased heat transfer and the axial configuration delivers uniform drying across the machine.
Sight flow indicators are engineered to provide visual observation of liquid and gas flows. These pipeline indicators are available with ductile iron or bronze bodies. All glass windows are made of Pyrex® or equivalent.
Vacuum breakers provide a simple, dependable way to relieve unwanted vacuum which may develop in a closed vessel or pipeline. They can be used to prevent contamination from back siphonage in fluid handling systems, and to protect equipment against collapse or implosion.
The proprietary 45-series™ steam trap is designed to efficiently discharge condensate from corrugating rolls, preheater rolls, preconditioner rolls, and hot plates.
Proper installation and repair of dryer section equipment maximizes drying capacity by keeping equipment in service. We are the experts in safe, reliable, and expert service of rotary steam joints, syphons, dryer bars, and related equipment.
Our nondestructive testing (NDT) identifies deficiencies in steam and condensate pressure vessels. Our certified experts test beyond the industry standards and provide detailed inspections reports with prioritized recommendations.
Safety audits provide a third-party assessment of gaps in safety, housekeeping, and operating practices. Performance audits identify opportunities for improving energy efficiency, production speed, and product quality. In all steam system audits, we partner with customers to resolve open issues.
When servicing any Kadant Johnson products, genuine OEM parts will ensure your products perform to the original design requirements for your process. Repair kits make service easy and our experienced staff combined with our short lead times allows us to identify and quickly ship the service parts you need.