Control panels are used to maintain the stability and the heat transfer efficiency of the heating system to prevent issues such as overheating and chemical disintegrations of a fluid. In order to provide the precise safety mechanism of the heating system, control panels can also be entirely customized to meet most of the requirements of the target application. There are a variety of terminal boxes available to select depending on the protection for: moisture, explosion, waterproof, and dustproof. A NEMA 1 standard terminal box is normally suitable for non-hazardous area operation. NEMA 4 terminal boxes (weather resistant enclosure) are commonly used for outdoor operation, which requires protection against moisture and humidity. Digital temperature controllers are installed to monitor the ambient and set-point temperature. A typical control panel set possesses of switching and fusing devices including internal wirings. Along with the temperature sensor tools such as RTD and thermocouples, WATTCO™’s control panels will ensure the maximum safety for heat generation for a variety of voltage ranges. The support and safety documentations (with schematics support, drawings, and bills of material) would ensure the control panels will be installed and operated perfectly as designed.
Industrial control panels are used to regulate temperature and provide safety mechanisms in place to prevent overheating your liquid and protect your heating elements. Control panels come in many different terminal boxes – standard NEMA 1 terminal boxes, dust proof boxes, waterproof boxes and explosion proof boxes for hazardous areas. Digital controllers are used to display ambient and target temperatures of your solution. They contain contactors, relays, fuses, on – off disconnect switches, and other components to help regulate your Wattco heater in a safe environment. In conjunction with thermocouples or RTD sensors, temperature controllers are the “brains” of the system and determine the heat intensity of your heaters. Heating control panels are typically available for heaters generating at least 30 Amps to over 200 Amperes. Special accommodations can be made for systems that are over 200 Amperes. NEMA 4 terminal boxes are typically used for outdoor applications where concerns of moisture and humidity is a factor. Flow switches can also be used for circulation heaters. All Wattco control panels come with circuit schematics as well as support documentation that might be required for configuration purposes.
Type 4 weather resistance enclosure (hinged door). Fused magnetic contactor(s). On-off switch and pilot light. Fused control circuit. Transformer including 120V secondary control voltage. Terminal blocks for external control devices.
Type 4 weather resistant enclosure (hinged door)
Disconnect switch including door interlock
Fused magnetic contactor(s) for definite purpose
Fused control circuit transformer including 120V secondary control voltage
Digital indicating configurable processor based temperature
Electronic high limit (manual or auto reset)
Pilot lights: “heat on”;”system on”;”high limit”
A modulating temperature control with step control, bringing contactor stages. Type 12 dust tight enclosure. Disconnect with door interlock 2-12 fused contactors. Fused control circuit transformer. On/off selector switch and pilor light. High limit trip pilot light. Digital indicating control (on site or factory configurable). Manual reset limit.
Step Controls and SCR Solid state power control
Type 12 dust tight enclosure
Disconnect with door interlock
Fused control circuit transformer
On/off selector switch and pilot light
High limit trip pilot light
Heating stages pilot light
Manual reset limit
|Basic Controls||For electric heaters with thermostats, limit controls, percentage timers or other control components|
|Advanced Controls||Ideal for various electrical installations|
|Contactor Stages||Suitable for multi-stage heaters|
|Base-Load – SCR||Contactor stages controlled by a step control and SCR solid state power control|
Why is Mineral Oil Used in Thermal Heaters?
Thermal heaters, also known as thermal fluid heaters, employ the use of a thermal liquid such as wat...
What to Use When Heating Wax
Situation A popular chemical compound that often requires heating is wax, which is an organic compou...
What is Passivation? Why do We Need to Passivate Flanged Heaters?
Most of the parts of flanged heaters are made of stainless steel—an alloy that is mainl...
What is a Digital Controller?
Control panels are essential elements of any electrical device. Control panels are especially i...
Vegetable Oil Heating
Food Industries and Vegetable Oil Viscosity In Cleveland Ohio, a large food manufacturer called WATT...
Immersion Heater Maintenance: How To Maximize Lifespan & Efficiency
Proper maintenance of your immersion heater will drastically improve performance, efficiency, and in...
What Makes Inline Heaters Stand Out?
Inline heaters, also referred to as tankless or circulation heaters, are used to maximize efficiency...
Air Duct Heaters
Air ducts are commonly installed on the roof of industrial and commercial areas and buildings. Those...
Wattco Control Panels In-Depth
Wattco control panels are designed to maintain reliable and efficient heat transfer in a heating sys...
Industrial Process Heating and Industrial Control Panels
When it comes to Industrial Process Heating, the options can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this articl...
Wattco’s Guide to Industrial Heaters for the Chemical Industry
In the 21st century we have our ability to control heat to thank for much of the technology which im...
The Use of Immersion Heaters in the Nuclear Power Industry
The nuclear power industry serves to provide heat and electricity to consumers by harnessing the hea...
Wattco Immersion Heaters: A Guide
Immersion Heaters Immersion heaters are some of Wattco’s most popular products. They are one of th...
Freeze Protection and what you need to know
Freeze Protection: With many weather conditions being unpredictable year after year, many companies ...
Heating Equipment For The Brewing Industry
Introduction to heating equipment in the beer brewing industry The beer brewing process is co...