What are Tank Heaters?

Electric Tank Heaters: In Depth Knowledge of These Heating Tools

The electric heating industry has opened new doors of tank heating solutions which are uniquely designed to cater the heating requirements for large steel or fiberglass made tanks. The system allows wide range of uses and application when installed in below and above ground tanks which contain viscous fluids and materials. Aiming on the major purpose of heating water and fluids, these electric heaters are constructed form high grade materials meeting the quality specifications and testing.

Types & Applications:

The hot water electric heaters are not only made to order but also fabricated to perform particular application. Three most common types come depending on the style of installation:

  1. Immersion and Over the Side Heaters:

These immersion heaters ensure uniform circulation and even distribution of liquid being installed from the top of the tank. They offer wide range of styles to meet the heating requirements of liquids as water, oils, solvent, plating baths, salts and acids.

They provide following important applications:

  • Countless shapes and mounting procedures
  • Quick heating within enclosed spaces
  • Ease of portability
  • Easy removal for cleaning of tanks, and
  • Ample space for working within the tankSide tank heaters

  1. Screwplug Heaters:

Consisting of a bent hairpin element and wiring box, the elements are welded to give the shape of a screw plug which is then screwed into the tank wall to provide the function of immersion heater. The size varies depending on the pipe threads, voltage, rating, tank material and thermostat requirements.

Being ideal for both household and commercial use, the screw plug heaters offer following applications:

  • Heat viscous and thick liquids
  • Ideal for water heating and protection of freezing
  • Heating solution for viscous oils and heat transfer liquids
  • Provide direct immersion procedures
  • Energy and electricity efficient

screw heaters

  1. Flanged Heaters:

For the fabrication of this type of electric tank heater, the tube like elements is welded together into a flange shape while the electric connection is provided through wiring box. For installation purpose, it is welded into the tank wall to go with the variety of ratings, voltage, terminals and sheath materials.

Being ideal for a wide range of heating applications, the flanged immersion heaters offer following main purposes:

  • Ease of installation and maintenance
  • Suitable for large tanks and pressurized vessels
  • Enhance energy efficiency while use
  • Easy to monitor and control
  • Utilize pipe flanges of standard diameter
  • Support high tank pressure fluids
  • Easily obtainable from local stores and supply house
  • Excellent heater for irregular shaped tanks and vessels

flanged tank heaters

The electrical tank heaters have various advantages over the other procedures for they offer accurate and precise temperature control and heat energy distribution. They can easily achieve the heat and temperature requirement which is often hard in chemical combustion methods. The electric immersion heater facilitates precise application of heat and power required per area and volume. They can be easily fabricated in any shape and size according to plant and industry requirement. Being clean and quiet, the electrical heating solutions do not create much mess in form of heat and noise. By offering high response speed, these heaters have set a hallmark among mass production industry equipment and procedures. They can use both electric and magnetic fields for heating the liquids and viscous materials.