Knowledgeable wine drinkers know that wine glasses are designed for specific types of wines, with characteristics like shape, size, even wall thickness purposefully engineered to bring out the best in a given varietal. The difference in taste from the right vs. wrong glass style can be remarkable.
The same goes for processing vessels used in food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical operations, where effectively matching product traits and operational needs to equipment design can significantly impact performance.
Often, in our early discussions with manufacturers about their equipment needs, they will express preference for a certain vessel style. This may be a style they are already familiar with, one that they have seen other manufacturers use, or a style they came across in their preliminary research. Yet, as deeper conversations reveal more about their operation and objectives, we frequently find a superior solution – one that better fits their particular situation. Understanding the key inputs for those solutions can help equipment buyers more effectively manage their specification process.
The factors application engineers consider that you should too
Several factors about your product, processes, business objectives and physical facility must be considered to determine the best vessel solution for your operation. These include:
Processing vessel options: matching the design to your need
Once you have a grasp of your product and operational factors, you can begin to apply them to a range of vessel design options to determine the best solution for your situation:
Beyond matching the vessel design to your needs, your vessel can be configured with an array of options and accessories to further enhance your operation. Depending on your product and business goals, these can include instrumentation, jacket type, covers, custom finishes, tilting kettles, nozzle types and customizable operator safety features.
Choosing your vessel design is a critical step for your operation. Whether you are in start-up, replacement or expansion mode, the more you understand how to match your design to your product attributes and operational characteristics the higher the return on your vessel investment will be.
Lee Industries application engineers can help you make sense of your options. Let us know if you'd like to discuss your specific situation or need more information.