Summer is almost upon us, and change is in the air. At Industrial Heating, we have a new group publisher, Erik Klingerman. Erik succeeded Darrell Dal Pozzo, who has accepted another position with BNP Media.

Our June issue is dedicated to saving energy. We can all achieve a bottom-line benefit by saving energy in our operations. Let’s have a look at what’s inside this issue. We survey the natural gas market to see where things stand after the winter heating season. This article looks at supply factors, storage, production, imports, demand factors, weather, economic growth, exports, competing fuels and the future.

Another article looks at the efficiency of heat treatment by the use of through-process temperature profiling. A couple of specific heat-treat challenges are addressed by the use of this type of profiling.

A third article discusses heat exchangers – graphite versus metal. Heat exchangers withstand processing temperatures up to 2700°F. One of the processes discussed for these heat exchangers is the in-process pickling of carbon and stainless steels.

Furnace efficiency is a beneficial outcome of having a projected average leak-rate curve for your vacuum furnace. One of our articles this month walks us through the process of projecting leak rates based on specific furnace operating conditions.

Well, that gets you up to date with what’s new at Industrial Heating and what’s on tap with the June issue. Be sure to have Industrial Heating with you wherever your summer adventures take you. Happy reading!