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Sigma Thermal Purchases a 100 Kilowatt Solar Installation from Renewvia

MARIETTA, Ga. — In keeping with their company-wide dedication to optimized efficiency and innovative energy savings, Sigma Thermal has installed a 100 kW solar energy array at the company’s facility in Marietta, Ga. This advanced, eco-friendly technology will supplement roughly half of the manufacturer’s electricity needs during peak consumption times, and nearly 100% in lower consumption periods.

Crafted by renewable energy expert Renewvia Energy, the solar panel installation was completed in December 2017. With a projected generating capacity of up to 144,000 kWh per year, the investment will reduce Sigma Thermal’s carbon footprint by 106 metric tons. The company expects to see a complete return on the solar investment in three years or less.

Renewvia specializes in the development of rooftop, canopy, and ground-mounted solar arrays, providing partners with clean, reliable, and cost-effective power. With expertise in investment-grade commercial real estate and structured project financing, Renewvia offers highly innovative, financeable renewable solutions for companies across a range of industries.

As an energy systems company fully dedicated to increasing efficiency — and efficient energy use — for their clients, this solar investment was a logical step in aligning their energy stewardship with the products they produce. Their specialists create systems that generate heat energy with the best available technology, allowing their customers to reduce emissions and conserve resources on a daily basis.

“We spend quite a bit of time making sure that our technology works efficiently, effectively, and with the lowest possible emissions levels. We want every ounce of our customers’ energy to be maximized. By working with Renewvia to install solar technology at our facility, we start the process — and the impact — from the ground up.” said Jeff Ackel, of Sigma Thermal.

Sigma Thermal offers two distinct technologies for clients looking to reduce waste and renewables: biomass-fired energy systems and waste heat recovery systems. Sigma Thermal also incorporates the best available emissions technologies into its fired process heater products to ensure compliance with any client’s environmental targets. As a renowned industry leader, the heat management experts at Sigma Thermal provide complete packaged systems and parts, plus all aspects of design, manufacturing, and installation.

To learn more about Sigma Thermal and their ongoing commitment to enhanced energy efficiency, reach out to the team today.

Flaretec Merges with Sigma Thermal, Inc. to Expand Middle East Operations

Companies Will Offer Industrial Process Heating Equipment and Services on Global Scale

(MARIETTA, GA., May 18, 2018) – Sigma Thermal and Flaretec are excited to announce that the two companies have joined forces, and Flaretec will now be a part of the Sigma Thermal group.

“We are excited about the new partnership between Sigma Thermal and Flaretec, and the opportunities it will bring to the industrial businesses in the surrounding region,” said Flaretec Managing Director Scott Brewster.

This merger will allow industrial process heating equipment and services to be provided on a global scale, ensuring higher efficiency, enhanced cost-effectiveness, and extended local market support. With international customers increasingly seeking single-point sourcing for process heating design, engineering, manufacturing, and aftermarket support, the new partnership comes at an opportune time, allowing for the delivery of complete system solutions.

“Uniting our two teams will not only expand and streamline our capabilities but also allow us to provide enhanced solutions to prospects and customers on a global scale,” said Scott Brewster. “Both teams are eager to begin this new venture together and open up new possibilities for growth.”

Over the coming months, the new partnership, under the name of Sigma Thermal Middle East, will be opening an office in Dubai. Local sales, projects, and aftermarket staff will support regional customers, while the original Flaretec office in Chesterfield, England, will remain in operation to serve the European marketplace.

Flaretec has been designing, manufacturing, and servicing direct and indirect fired heaters since 1979. The company has an installed base of over 2,000 fired heaters and ancillary process systems worldwide, with a heavy concentration in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

With more than 70 years of combined engineering experience, Sigma Thermal has engineered and manufactured countless process heating systems — including thermal fluid systems, indirect process bath heaters, biomass-fired energy systems, and electric process heaters — used across diverse industries worldwide.

About Sigma Thermal

Sigma Thermal, a privately held Georgia corporation, was founded on the belief that exceptionally deep engineering knowledge, applied practical field experience, and real customer service are the keys to successful system design and project execution. These principles form the underlying framework of the company and are tightly held by all Sigma Thermal employees.

The company designs, engineers, supplies, and services process heating systems for industry, including thermal fluid heating systems, indirect process bath heaters, electric process heaters, biomass-fired energy systems, direct fired process heaters, system automation, parts, retrofits/upgrades, and support services.

About Flaretec

Since Flaretec’s formation in 1979, Flaretec has become a global market leader for the design and manufacture of quality specialist products related to API type, direct and indirect fired heating equipment across a variety of industries including the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Marine, Power, and Pharmaceutical industries. The company continually forges global business relationships through delivering cost-sensitive, innovative engineered solutions to meet clients’ specific needs and strives to deliver a quality and reliable product and service every time.



Sigma Thermal to Attend the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC)

Sigma Thermal will be attending the upcoming ADIPEC 2015 event, which takes place from Nov. 9-12. The conference gathers 2,000 industry leaders exhibiting across 23 national pavilions, and over 80,000 attendees are expected.adipec_logo The theme of this year’s show is Innovation & Sustainability in a New Energy World.

With crude oil prices at rock-bottom levels, petroleum companies are looking for new ways to optimize the crude oil production process. Doing so requires investment in advanced energy recovery technology from established industry leaders such as Sigma Thermal.

A World-Renowned Conference in a Global Energy Hub

Holding such an important event for the petroleum industry in Abu Dhabi makes perfect sense, as this city is quickly becoming one of the most influential energy hubs in the world. In fact, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is one of the world’s largest in terms of oil reserves; it develops both onshore and offshore petroleum resources and is a fully integrated company (involved in everything from exploration to refining and distribution).

Sigma Thermal’s Petroleum Industry Solutions

Sigma Thermal offers products and services for the unique and exacting needs of the petroleum industry. For instance, crude oil producers always want to maximize cost-effectiveness. One of the ways to do this is to use a Sigma Thermal steam generator to utilize waste heat from the production process.

Furthermore, Sigma Thermal’s indirect heating solutions can be used to reduce the viscosity of oil thereby improving the production and transportation processes.

Other relevant products and services offered by Sigma Thermal include amine & glycol reboilers,regeneration gas heating, steam superheating, and fuel gas conditioning.

Connect With Us Before the Conference

If you are interested in learning more about our petroleum industry products and services, we would love to hear from you. You can also get in touch with us to set up a time to meet during the conference.

Also, Sigma Thermal is now on Twitter! Follow us for an inside look at our latest products and services.

Sigma Thermal to Exhibit at the International LNG in BC Conference

From October 14-16, leaders from government and industry will meet in Vancouver for the third annual International LNG in BC Conference. This year the theme is Clean Energy. Reliable Partner. The Conference proceedings will focus on matters relating to investment, innovation, and partnerships in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.

British Columbia’s LNG industry is approaching a tipping point. The provincial government is dedicated to supporting the industry through a favorable tax regime and generous financial support.

All of the major LNG companies operating in the region will be at the conference, so this will be a fantastic opportunity for Sigma Thermal to showcase its industry-leading products and services for professionals in the industry.

What Do We Offer to the LNG Industry?


Liquefying natural gas is an extremely energy-intensive process. For the proposed LNG terminals, much of the power will be provided by BC Hydro, the local electricity utility, but the rest of the required power will have to be generated from the natural gas flowing into the terminal. Moreover, any waste heat (steam) that is produced can be used for power generation, increasing the overall efficiency of the liquefaction process.

Sigma Thermal has unique solutions for LNG, including liquid-gas vaporization, which is necessary for storage of the liquefied gas. Other relevant Sigma Thermal solutions include thermal fluid systems, gas-fired heaters, waste heat recovery, and high-pressure steam generators.

We will also be demonstrating our expertise in various services that are crucial for the LNG industry, such as system analysis, optimization, and equipment maintenance.

Connect With Our Experts Today

We’re looking forward to creating new connections and building new partnerships at this year’s conference. Also, we’re excited to learn from the 1,600 delegates and 300 exhibitors that will be in attendance.

Sigma Thermal will partner with Canadian representatives, Inproheat Industries, at booth 130, located in the Vancouver Convention Center.   If you have any questions for us in the lead-up to the conference, please feel free to reach out – we would love to hear from you. Also, you can also stay in the loop by following us on Twitter.

Exciting News for GTS Energy and Newpoint Thermal Customers

As you are a customer and/or operator of GTS Energy or Newpoint Thermal process heating equipment we wanted to share some exciting news. The GTS Energy and Newpoint Thermal heater brands are now part of Sigma Thermal. GTS Energy has been a leading provider of Process Heating Equipment for global industrial applications for 30 years, with three of those years under the banner of Newpoint Thermal. We are proud to make this product portfolio part of the Sigma Thermal family of products, and we are excited to welcome you to Sigma Thermal.

Sigma Thermal is committed to providing the very best process heating products and first class aftermarket support for those products. We have a very knowledgeable applications engineering group to support your new plant or expansion projects, and an experienced and helpful aftermarket services group dedicated to supporting your installed equipment. If you have GTS or Newpoint Thermal equipment already installed, we can fully support your installations.

Join Sigma Thermal at the Upcoming Ligna Event

The biennial Ligna event, widely considered as the world’s premier woodworking trade fair, is returning to Hannover, Germany. Set against the backdrop of the state capital of Lower Saxony, Ligna 2015 will be a platform for an array of machinery concepts and technological advancements in tooling. The event takes place from May 11 to May 15, and Sigma Thermal will be a featured exhibitor.

ligna_logoSigma Thermal won’t be alone though—we’ve partnered with TSI, Inc. to represent each company in two different locations at the event.

Based out of Lynnwood, WA, TSI, Inc. is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of heat energy, drying, emission control, and finishing line equipment for plants in the engineered wood and biomass industries. Their solutions include a fully customized approach for modernizing outdated machinery, implementing and adding equipment to an existing plant, or offering a more eco-friendly production environment.

Sigma Thermal’s biomass energy systems (and related equipment) are used in conjunction with TSI’s systems to provide users with a total energy producing solution. The collaboration between the two companies facilitates the design, build and install of a comprehensive and unified system that works together to create fuel, energy, and cost saving benefits.  At Ligna 2015, Sigma and TSI will be promoting and outlining the benefits that these solutions provide. Moreover, industry professionals who visit our displays will learn more about implementing our products to fit their application.

Sigma Thermal is very excited to be a part of Ligna 2015. With over 1,500 vendors and more than 90,000 expected visitors, this trade show promises to be the ideal showcase for plant, machinery, and tool advancements in woodworking. Sigma Thermal and TSI representatives will provide answers to technical questions visitors may have.

This event will be a great opportunity to engage with thousands of professionals within the woodworking industry, to inform them about our company’s exceptional energy saving solutions. Come visit Sigma Thermal and TSI, Inc. at E26 in Hall 13 and F60 at Hall 27 at the fairgrounds—we look forward to seeing you at Ligna 2015!

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Sigma Thermal Purchases a 100 Kilowatt Solar Installation from Renewvia

MARIETTA, Ga. — In keeping with their company-wide dedication to optimized efficiency and innovative energy savings, Sigma Thermal has installed a 100 kW solar...


Flaretec Merges with Sigma Thermal, Inc. to Expand Middle East Operations

Companies Will Offer Industrial Process Heating Equipment and Services on Global Scale (MARIETTA, GA., May 18, 2018) – Sigma Thermal and Flaretec are excited...