What Are Heater Control Panels

Heater control panel maintains the overall performance of the industrial immersion heaters. It is actually a control box attached to the device or a closed room that houses the entire mechanism and maintains stability and performance of the heater. Besides this, the tool ensures that the heat is evenly distributed to the content within the tank or vessel, along with preventing the process of overheating and deterioration of the fluid. For maximum efficiency and performance of the heater itself, control panel heaters are also assembled as per the customer demand and its possible application. The terminal boxes of the control panels come in a host of different variations, in regards to the type of heater and considering where the device is to be utilized.   Control Box Types and Uses Terminal box of a control panel is designed in such a way that it is waterproof, moisture resistant, anti-explosive and dustproof. NEMA 1: It is actually a name given to a specific terminal box with reference to its performance and application. This particular type is suitable for standard/non-hazardous operations like the heating process that takes place within an industry or a factory. NEMA 4: These are designed with robust technology and are mostly used in outdoor processes. A weather resistant enclosure is provided which protects the device against moisture, humidity and other extreme environmental effects.         Design and Specification Digital heater control panels are installed on to the gadget to examine and administer the temperature of the fluid. The typical set design includes internal wiring, switches and various fuses along with heat sensing mechanism like thermocouples, as well as RTD. A standard control panel is used in heaters with maximum watt density of 30 to 200 amperes. However, upon request, you can have a controller designed for heaters that range above 200 amperes.   Technical Insight There are various types of control panels available in the market today that can even be installed to heaters having 4000 amperes watt density, which is approximately 600 Volts. Moreover, automated remote mounted controls are also obtainable on request. While purchasing the package, you will get;
  • Contactor power switching unit
  • A complete design drawing so as to make you familiar with the parts and technical
  • Additional/replacement parts
  • Operating and component manual
  Applications There are basically four types of control panels. Check out below where each is applicable.
  • Basic control is used within heaters having thermostat, limit controlling mechanism, timers and additional components.
  • Advance control is best for various heater types that are used both within an industry and outside. Suitable with various electrical installations.
  • Contactor stages are for multi-stage heaters that are used to heat various type of content like water, oil, chemical, gas or any other.
  • Base Load SCR is actually used in contactor stages as a step-controlling device. It is also known as solid-state power control.
  Additional Features and Benefits A heater control panel provides many benefits if you have it installed on to your heating device. Have a look below to know about its additional features and all the benefits you would acquire in case of installation.
  • It is reliable, cost effective and is a ready to connect tool to maximize the heater performance.
  • Automated remote controlling feature allows you to manage the entire process without any hassle.
  • Added alarm informs you of any threat related to over heating or any other technical fault that arises.
  For more details, feel free to visit: https://www.wattco.com/product_category/control-panels/

 

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