Looking for some practical advice for heating elements? We’ll break down how industrial operators can select the right type of heating element for their specific application. Get a better understanding of how factors such as temperature range, chemical compatibility, and durability affect the type of heating element needed for the project.
There are so many industries that require heating elements and temperature control panels to produce the materials and products necessary for many things in a person’s life. Using a computer, cooking food, driving somewhere, and playing video games are all due to the products industrial settings create.
While heating elements create the materials used in the early stages of production, it’s still a crucial part that can’t be skipped. The key difference between industries is they’ll each require different forms of heating elements depending on factors like desired temperatures, chemicals, metals, and required output.
For example, in the food industry, heating elements like immersion heaters are used to heat liquid from the inside of a tank. This applies to brewing, distilling, canning, and baking. Wherever chemicals are concerned, the right temperatures must be maintained. The slightest temperature change can drastically alter how chemicals react and what materials are formed.
Vaccines are an area that requires precise manufacturing. For vaccines to remain viable, they must be kept at specified temperatures. Immersion heaters help maintain temperatures in tanks so vaccines aren’t deemed unusable.
This sector includes many industries as it involves multiple needs for heating elements. To process gas, the viscosity of petrochemical liquids and gasses must be maintained through extreme temperatures. Temperature control panels are also necessary so they can easily be managed by staff. Immersion heaters help provide direct, consistent heat.
In chemical and petrochemical industries, petroleum can be distilled into different components, and chemicals can be combined or broken down into their basic elements. This is only possible using heaters at different temperatures.
Aerospace materials for aircraft bodies, wings, and satellite parts must be cured at certain temperatures for the right finished product. This is only possible using heating elements.
Many other kinds of construction and manufacturing use heating elements at some point in their process. While they won’t all use the same methods, they all require temperature control.
If the manufacturing or production process requires a liquid be kept at a certain temperature, the following options are applicable:
When a spark from a motor could cause irreversible damage, you’re dealing with explosive materials. Where sensitive materials are concerned, heating elements must maintain a constant temperature without wavering. In these cases, use an explosion-proof duct heater.
Applications include petrochemical plants, aircraft hangars, fueling areas, oil drilling rigs, sewage treatment plants, pipeline pumping stations, paint spray booths, storage areas for flammable products, labs, or testing areas.
Make a profitable, safe environment by using the right heating elements and temperature control panels for the job. If you still have questions about which heating element to use, contact us.