Tank Heating and Flanged Heaters

Whether your company is in the food industry, the oil industry or has another industrial application, chances are good that you rely on some tank heating in the facility. Tank heating is an important process that ensures liquids are at their proper temperatures and with the right heaters the ideal temperatures can be maintained all the time. Food processing tank heaters bring foods up to safe temperatures for packaging. In the oil industry tank heating keeps oils nice and viscous so they flow where needed and also help with removing water from the solution. There are a variety of tank heaters on the market, some that run on fuel and others that run on electricity, but electric flanged heaters are one of the most reliable options.

WATTCO™ electric flanged heater and temperature control panelWhat are Electric Flanged Heaters?

Electric flanged heaters are circular heaters with metal coils that protrude out. These heaters have a large flange around the head of the heating element and that flange is used to bolt the heater in place. The flange is typically mated with a soldered coupler on the tank, and that provides for a very secure fit for the product so that reliable heating is possible.

Why use them?

Electric flanged heaters are an excellent option no matter what type of liquid you want to heat up. They’re durable, they are highly flexible and they operate efficiently. These systems are less work than other options are and they’ll likely save the company some money as well.


Highly Flexible

One of the major strengths of electric flange heaters is the range of sizes that these units come in. They are available from big to small and high powered to low powered. These heaters can even be custom built to offer different heat ratings and to heat different sized units depending on need. That means that they work with virtually every type of liquid and container size and can be used throughout the workplace.



Most electric flange heaters are immersion heaters, which puts the elements right down in the liquid or mounted within a pipe that’s in the liquid. These heaters transfer heat right to the liquid itself and heat isn’t lost out the container like it is with more external heaters. For this reason electric flange heaters don’t need to be as large as other heaters and they will save you in power costs over time.


Switch to them Today

Making the switch to electric flange heaters is simple to do and most facilities already have the power hookups to make them work. If you’re considering trying out the technology it makes sense to try it in one small area of the facility to see how it works and then to expand it everywhere else. Add one to one tank in your facility and then migrate over if you like the results. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to set one of these heaters in place. Just make sure that you size the electric heater right before you put it in place, many companies tend to buy heaters that are too large and they have to replace them with a smaller unit later on.

WATTCO™ manufacturers high quality electric flanged heaters that are tailored to fit your facilities exact specifications. Get a quote on one today!