Industries are involved in manufacturing and developing numerous products. So energy and heat requirement for each differs from that of other. Manufacturing process that involves hot air, steam and transference of heat via any viscous medium is carried out mostly by process heating mechanism. The device itself is called process heater. To ensure a safe, efficient and properly controlled environment within an industry, these heaters are widely used.
Process heaters are used to maintain heat within a liquid medium like water, oil and different chemicals along with stabilizing the gas. This process is carried out in a very careful way as a single glitch might result in drastic outcome.
Another name of these types of heaters is fired heaters. They can provide heat to any liquid or gas while it flows through the heating coil. It is applicable for heating vegetable oil, natural gas used for regenerative process, provides heat to fuel or gas for generating power. It’s positioned in a closed looped system specially designed to carry out the entire process without affecting the external environment.
There are many types of process heaters out of which that are most common and renowned are classified below.
These over the side heaters are especially to keep oil, chemicals, gases and many viscous industrial substances at a stabilized temperature by providing just the right amount of heat. These are designed for such vehicles and tanks in which it is impossible to fix the heating device from the side of external wall. Hence, these are installed from the top opening and fixed over to the sidewall while the control box is kept outside.
Terminal houses or wires are used as a medium for power supply connectors. Wide ranges of these heaters are available in market with a different material used in its manufacturing. You can easily find copper, stainless steel, casted iron, incoloy and titanium coated ones. Even the physical design for each also differs accordingly to the use and mounting technique.
When it comes to cleaning the tank and portability, over the side heaters are most preferred by many engineers and industrialists. Check out the image below to know what these actually looks like.
As the name suggests, these heaters are screwed directly in a tank wall and that are either welded or connected through matching pipe couplings. Screw plug heaters are used to heat up industrial liquid substances and even prevent them from freezing in cold weather. You can adjust the temperature via control mechanism that is just like a small box housing all the functions to make the heater function. You can immerse them in water and oil so it is viable for different production process.
Given below are five valuable tips, which will definitely help you to buy the right process heater without any hassle.
Process bath heater is slightly different from others as it is used to indirectly heat gases and liquid by immersing the coil into bath solution. There are three different types of process bath heaters.
A general image of what process bath heater actually looks like is provided below.
Engineers and many industrialists consider process bath heaters as the best tool for carrying out the entire process. Some of the main advantages as considered are given below.