Hydro-Thermal's commitment to product excellence extends to the quality we put into every skid, heater, and part, ensuring that all solutions meet customer needs precisely. The heart of that lives in the Quality Lab at Hydro-Thermal, including our state-of-the-art Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). The CMM machine communicates measurements back to our Engineering staff to confirm our product's accuracy and check for imperfections in parts before being used or sent out, passing on cost savings to our customers, all while decreasing lead times.
The CMM device measures physical objects' geometry by sensing discrete points on the item's surface with a probe. The CMM at Hydro-Thermal operates on a touch-trigger or scanning-probe style platform. The operator controls the probe to touch the object and measure from numerous touch-points to determine distances and other relationships between features. Programming these measurements can either be done manually or by using completed CAD files to compare measurements directly back to engineering, giving the most accurate measurement to confirm custom-engineered application accuracy.
What does this all mean for Hydro-Thermal customers?
Our Direct Steam Injection (DSI) heating systems are the most reliable, durable solution for heating water and slurries with instant and precise temperature control. Hydro-Thermal supplies both turn-key solutions and custom engineered heating systems to the customer's process inputs, making quality control essential to ensure the end product is to specifications for a hassle-free startup of the new unit.
Hydro-thermal's procedure of manufacturing a quality product goes beyond new equipment. Downtime is expensive in any industry, so Hydro-Thermal's Quality Lab is critical to the end-user to get up and running to continue their operation. HTC's safeguards that all measurements are accurate and that all parts meet our stringent quality standards before leaving our manufacturing floor promptly, eliminating costly downtime.
This peace of mind that every part, heater, and skid have passed through the Quality Lab to ensure a hassle-free startup is just another layer to the Hydro-Thermal commitment to producing the best in class DSI heater on the market.
Investing in the latest technology and ensuring dimensional accuracy are just a few of many improvements that Hydro-Thermal is making with our customers in mind. Customers can confidently work with a company that doesn't take short cuts in making quality, robust products designed to last. That is peace of mind that some companies can't give.