When it comes to Industrial Process Heating, the options can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this article helps to lighten your load and provide insight on the many heating options available to you as well as the control panels to help you control them.
One kind of heating option is a flanged heater. A flanged heater is an electric heater that is used in chemical, petroleum, and water applications. It uses direct heat application to the liquid medium. A thermocouple or thermostat is used to report temperature readings to a digital control panel, and it maintains the temperature to which you set the program. It also has a sensor that helps to keep the liquid contained inside from overheating and it offers protection to the heater too.
Flanged Immersion Heaters are one of several known for heating gases and liquids such as water, oil, heat transfer fluid and corrosive solutions. The direct immersion method is both energy efficient and is easily monitored and controlled.
Other Heating Options
Other heaters available on the market are:Cartridge Heaters – Example the cartridge heater it gives good heat transfer, stabilizes temperatures, has resistance to oxidation and corrosion, and can handle extremely high temperatures, while also being reliable and having a long life.
When it comes to maintaining your temperature, it is important to have reliable control of your system. Here are a few temperature control panels on the market to help you regulate the temperature of your mediums:
Process Controller, Self Contained Temperature Control Panel is a control system that allows complete control over the temperature of your medium(s) without having to select individual components to control the temperature for you. It simplifies the control of temperature for you. They only require a power supply and load and sensor hook-up.
Electrical Process Control Centers are pre-engineered and pre-wired to operate as a temperature activated controlling device for any type of resistive heating load. Standardized to National Electric Code.
Specifications: Can handle loads up to 192 amps, NEMA 12 or 4 enclosure, U.L. listed, and 208 to 600 volts.
Digital PID Temperature Controllers are powerful, simple tools that use input/output signals to maintain temperatures. Possible obtainable outputs include voltage pulse, relay, linear voltage, and current. There are three alarm outputs offered on most of these. Seventeen alarm kinds are available. It takes RTD, analog, or Thermocouple inputs. It also has an integrated RS-485 interface using the Modbus slave (ASCII or RTU) communication protocol.
Hopefully, this has been informational in helping you determine what works best for your medium applications. This is just a quick look at the many options out there for you as well as the extensive variety of Wattco Industrial Heaters. Be sure to use any reference links in the article to get further information on these types of products and contact one of Wattco’s experts today.
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