Tubular Heater Elements For Space Heating

Tubular Heating Elements

Versatile and affordable, tubular heating elements are widely used in systems across many industrial heating projects. They are available for use in space heating in conduction, convection, and radiant heating and are suitable for heating liquid, gas, and solid mediums.


Tubular heating elements can be arranged in any configuration, including custom. As such, they perfectly fit any project, maximizing their efficiency and efficacy. They have a smaller, more compact size that makes them easy to install, clean, and maintain. If necessary, these elements are also easy to remove and replace for repairs and maintenance.


Tubular heating elements are highly customizable. In addition to a variety of configurations, they are also available in several different types.

  • Singular Tubular Element: An insulated sheath to prevent vibration and splashing for a longer lifespan.
  • Double Tubular Element: A series of two wired heating elements paired together.
  • Finned Tubular Heating Elements: Provide more surface area for greater efficiency and are ideal for humid and corrosive conditions.
  • Hairpin Tubular Elements: Moisture-resistant housings for wet environments.

Space Heating

Tubular heater elements are common in the three major types of industrial and commercial space heating systems.

Radiation Heaters

Radiation heaters provide targeted heating. For heating large areas, multiple units can be used in sequence. Reflectors can also help to direct or spread the heat to the right area.

Unlike conduction and convection heat transfer, radiant heat transfer does not need a medium to propagate heat. Instead, it generates its own heat which then radiates the heat energy over an area via photon energy exchange.

Conduction Heaters

In conduction heat is transferred directly from the heat source to the surface or medium it is touching. The heat is transferred from the sheath of the heater element to its target. For this type of space heating, it is important to consider the materials used for the sheath. Different alloys can take on different properties in heat transfer.

Convection Heating

Convection heating space heaters heat the air inside of a room. The tubular heating elements increase air temperature using natural convection currents to circulate the hot air around the room, providing even heating throughout. This type of heating can be slower than conduction but can target a larger area more effectively.

Industrial Space Heater and Heating Element Quotes

Wattco custom manufactures industrial heating systems for all major industrial projects, from oil and gas production to comfort heating. We carefully select the optimal heater type and tubular heater element materials. We can offer the best materials for your project and budget including alloys, quarts, Calrod elements, and steel.

Contact Wattco today for tubular heating element quotes and information.

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