At Bepex, we’re known as the continuous process experts. And when we’re talking thermal processing, that means heating and cooling – and often both in the same equipment. Direct or indirect. Continuous or batch. From simple soup to complex polymers. We know process heating and cooling.
Too hot? Too cold? Or just right? It not just a problem for Goldilocks, it’s a challenge for many process engineers. At Bepex, we’re thermal processing experts. We’re known for our proprietary drying technologies, but all of our thermal products can be used either as a heater or cooler…and sometimes both in the same machine. Let us show you how.
Equipment. Experience. Expertise.
Bepex provides more than 100 years of experience in designing full-process heating and cooling systems. We offer the industry’s broadest selection of thermal processing equipment, plus the up- and downstream equipment needed to craft a total heating and cooling solution.
Exact Process Control
Bepex dryers can operate either under vacuum or pressure, which can shift the boiling point of the solvent to prevent product degradation. Other proprietary technologies offer complete thermal control to protect materials while still maximizing throughput – often with a surprisingly compact footprint.
Our Process Development Center works with you to design, test, optimize, and quantify the best heating and cooling solution. Equipment options are available for testing individually or as part of a fully simulated continuous system.
All new inquiries begin with a feasibility study. These studies aim to provide preliminary insights into the viability of a commercial process. Using as little as 100 grams of material, we can begin early process design, develop plans for pilot-testing and/or confirmation, and begin providing early economic estimates. Our experience across our wide range of technologies gives us a unique ability to provide quick feedback on the feasibility of your process.
From our learnings, we’ll begin the process development work. The primary work in this phase takes place in the form of pilot-scale testing in our Process Development Center. Our pilot tests look a bit different than what you may have experienced in the past. Each test is designed to measure the system performance and feasibility rather than that of any single machine.
Each system is custom assembled for each test. Our goal is to provide as much of a pilot-scale simulation as possible while gathering scale-up data to deliver on commercial capacities. When a certain technology proves ineffective, we’ll draw from our range of options to determine if there is a better fit. The Process Development Center is our sandbox to build, test, and revise to ensure we get every detail right.
With a successful pilot simulation completed, we now have everything we need to scale up and provide proposals for capital equipment with included performance guarantees.
System Design And Build
After receipt of the purchase order, we begin with both equipment and system engineering. Each proprietary technology we sell is custom-designed and built per application. We do not have any off-the-shelf units. At this stage, your exact system begins to take shape, including auxiliary equipment, process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, safety provisions, and more.
After delivery and installation of your new system, Bepex will provide a mechanical check to ensure everything is placed according to plan. This is followed shortly thereafter by system commissioning. This is where our pilot-scale simulations become invaluable, as our team of application engineers, controls technicians, and sales engineers begin working with your team to successfully bring your system online.
At this point, you’re up and running at rate, producing a quality product, but our work doesn’t stop there.
Following commissioning, Bepex remains a reliable partner, providing quality OEM parts, immediate field service, process optimization, training, system troubleshooting, and more. We have consistently had high customer retention rates, and we believe it is due in large part to our comprehensive approach to serving our customers long after the original sale.