Finned Tubular Heating

Finned tubular heating elements from WATTCO™ are the most versatile and dependable electric heating element available today. These industrial heating solutions are among the most common heaters and are best suited for a large number of applications such as conduction, convection, and radiation. WATTCO™ factory-configures every tubular process heater to almost any shape or size. Custom bending diameters can be made upon request.  WATTCO uses the finest materials in construction such as steel, stainless steel, incoloy, inconel and/or titanium alloys. WATTCO also uses high quality magnesium oxide to allow for efficient heat transfer from resistive coil to your heating medium whether it is air, liquid or solid.  These heater elements have a strong outer sheath to help protect the heater from physical stress and uses high quality alloys to allow efficient heat transfer from resistance coil to your heating medium. Depending on their rating, sheath and shape, WATTCO™ electric tubular elements are used in a variety of heat applications that require process temperatures of up to 750°C (1 382°F) to heat liquids, gases and solids. A variety of diameters are available to help adjust watt densities in your application to design these electric heaters for best performance and long life. Standard and custom made terminal pins allow for easy installation and maintenance. Bending radiuses are designed with careful expertise to allow for optimal performance when meeting “form fit and function” within your application.

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  • Options
  • Bends

    Unlimited number of custom bends available.

  • Flexibility

    Great flexibility to meet application need

  • Densities

    Watt Densities of up to 120 WPSI available

  • sheath

    Thicker sheath wall are available for intensive applications. Sheath temperatures of up to 1200ºF.

  • Humidity

    Silicone seals to ensure moisture resistance in humid environments.

  • Cold Section

    Custom made cold sections are available.

  • Terminations

    Numerous types of terminations available.

  • Standard diameters: 0.260 inch , 0.315 inch , 0.375 inch , 0.430 inch , 0.475 and 0.625 inch diameters
  • Available in a broad variety of sheaths, diameters, and ratings
  • Supplied with electrically insulated sheath
  • Provide superior internal electrical insulation and heat conductivity
  • CSA, CSA US & UL approved

Copper 

  • Water
  • Oil  
  • Grease  
  • solutions non-corrosive to copper

Steel 

  • Alkaline cleaning solutions
  • Tars 
  • Asphalt  
  • Air heating  

Stainless steel 

  • Corrosive liquids
  • Food processing equipment 
  • Radiant heating

Incoloy®

  • Cleaning and degreasing solutions
  • Corrosive liquids  

Inconel® 

  • Plating and pickling solutions  
  • Acid  

Titanium 

  • Corrosive liquids   

KEY FEATURES THREADED FITTINGS

  • Brazed, crimped or welded to the element’s cold section.
  • Used as a tight joint to the heater, which is fixed in open tanks or vessels.
  • Supplied in brass, steel, or stainless steel. COMPRESSION FITTINGS
  • Available in nickel-plated brass for field installation on elements of 0.375”, 0.430”, 0.475” elements diameter.

BENEFITS

  • Easy to install
  • Configurable to virtually any shape
  • Compact size
  • Precise and easy control of heat output
  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy to replace thus eliminating long shut-down periods

FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED Please consider the following factors to select the ideal WATTCO™ tubular elements/tubular heating elements for your application:

  • Heating element watt density
  • Sheath material (corrosive or non corrosive)
    • Temperature of the product
    • Degree of aeration of the application
    • Air velocity within your application
    • Ambient temperature

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