A Look at the Efficiency of Flanged Heaters

Flanged immersion heaters are among the widely used heating units for gases and liquids including water, oil, corrosive solutions and heat transfer fluid. These heaters are designed for use in pressurized vessels and tanks. The heaters are easy to install as well as maintain, thereby being able to efficiently provide heat for different process heating. Direct immersion heating is considered energy efficiency. The heating process can easily be monitored and controlled. Flanged immersion heaters are made up of hairpin bent tubular elements that are welded or brazed into a flange. Wiring boxes are provided for electrical connections. industrial-immersion-heaters The heaters are installed by bolting them to matching flange that’s welded to the tank wall or nozzle. The wide selection of kilowatt ratings, sheath materials, terminal enclosures, and flange sizes make the heaters ideal for different kinds of process heating applications. Here are the reasons why flanged heaters are regarded as some of the most efficient process heaters in the market.

Versatile design

Flanged heaters are among the highly versatile kinds of process heaters. They can be used to heat oil, gas, water, and caustic chemicals. You can use flanged immersion heaters if you need to heat different types of fluids. The heaters can be used in oil refining, industrial kitchens, chemical processing, and other applications. Flanged heaters come in different voltage and wattage ratings in addition to a variety of sizes and materials. On top of that, the heaters can be designed to suit special process heating applications depending on your environment, situation, and power needs.

Greater heating efficiency

When you use the heater and immerse it in a fluid, it transfers the heat direct to the fluid. There are reduced chances of heat loss meaning all the heat produced is used in heating the fluid or gas. Heat loss can make heaters to be less efficient because they will need to draw or use more energy to make up for the lost heat. Flanged immersion heaters are regarded as some of the most efficient process heating units in the markets with an efficiency of almost 100 percent. They can help you reduce the cost of process heating applications including oil and gas heating.

Ability to control temperatures

Heating systems require temperature controls to prevent unnecessary loss of heat. When you control the temperatures of flanged heaters, it reduces overheating, which often is associated with damage or tear and wear. Lack of control of temperatures in process heating may lead to frequent breakdown that affects the productivity process. However, when there is control of temperature, it means less maintenance and downtime. It will make your process heating more efficient. It is not difficult to install flanged heaters. In addition to that, they are easy to use since the operation is controlled by computer technology. A tubing referred to as thermowell is provided to help protect temperature problems, heating elements, and thermocouples. The readings of temperatures are relayed to a control unit that ignites and shuts off the heat element. A high limit sensor is fitted to help keep the liquid from scorching thereby preventing overloading.  

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