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Industrial Heating Products

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“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.” WILLIAM A. FOSTER, quoted in Igniting the Spirit at Work: Daily Reflections

Industrial Heaters In an ever expanding global marketplace, maintaining a wide variety of top-notch industrial heaters is an essential aspect to our business. Whether you are in need of flanged heaters, screw plug heaters, circulation heaters, over the side heaters, or incline heaters, at Wattco we’ve got you covered.

Our heating products are available with industrial grade safety features such as high limit cut off controls to help preserve valuable heating equipment from over heating. Our industrial heaters are also available in standard, moisture resistant and explosion proof terminal housing upon request and are CSA and UL approved.

Flanged Heaters Flanged industrial immersion heaters are commonly used in many chemical, petroleum and water based applications. This electric heater uses direct heat application to the liquid medium. A thermowell is used to allow for a probe to relay temperature reading to a digital controller that cycles and maintains the desired target temperature.

Wattco flanged immersion heaters allow the flexibility of using many different alloys to help resist corrosion and maintain life longevity of the flanged heater. Steel flanges are typically used for lubricant oils, heavy and light oils, waxes as well as mildly corrosive liquids and low flow gas heating. Process water, soap and detergent solutions as well as demineralized or deionized water applications often use steel flanges. Food applications also use stainless steel for sanitary purposes. The sheath materials used can be steel, stainless steel, copper as well as exotic alloys such as inconel, hastelloy and titanium. Extremely corrosive environments such as salt water must use titanium alloys to avoid sheath breach over excessive durations.

Flanged immersion heaters are one of the most widely used heating options in the oil sector. Compared to other heaters, they are easier to install, are specifically designed for use in pressurized vessels and more manageable. Typical applications include preheating different grades of oil, cleaning tanks and heat transfer.

Screw Plug Heaters Screw plug heaters are an easy way to heat up solutions in smaller containers that also require controls. Mechanical thermostats or Digital controllers can be used with these immersion heaters to help reach target temperatures with great accuracy meeting your project objectives. Additional thermowells can be installed for high limit temperature probes to help protect your liquid and processes.

Screw Plug heaters from WATTCO™ are used for heating gases and liquids in tanks or vessels. These elements are designed to be immersed in liquid so that heat transfer will occur at a rapid rate, enabling quick heat up times. Typical uses include the food and beverage industry, laboratory clinics, applications involving hydraulic oils and lubricants as well as more sophisticated uses such as heating up flammable liquids or gases which require explosion proof housing.

Circulation Heaters (1) Circulation Heaters (or in line heaters) use flanged immersion heaters in many applications. It often involves a pump that flows liquid through a closed pipe circuit (i.e.. water or glycol solution) that is reheated. The required wattage to heat the liquid is highly dependent on the flow rate (gallons per minute). The medium enters an inlet opening, gets heated up as it flows within a chamber and exits the outlet nozzle where it circulates throughout the piping circuit. Temperature probes such as a thermocouple or RTD, is used in conjunction with the electric heater to maintain the liquid at the desired temperature. Many applications use liquids with low flash point and, require explosion proof housing (NEMA 7) to avoid potential mishaps. Drain valves can be installed to allow for easy maintenance by purging the liquid from the vessel and cleaning the tubular elements from any residue that can build up over time. Circulation heaters can come with legs for horizontal or vertical installations depending on your application and your spacial requirements. Wattco in line heaters are an exceptional choice for heating process liquids, non corrosive to the materials of construction.

Circulation Heaters (2) Oil and Gas companies have specifically used circulation heaters to assist them in the process of modifying viscosity levels of their heating oils. Crude oil enters an inlet of the vessel at a cool temperature and exits the outlet at a temperature more convenient for flow as it travels from one end of the transport pipe to the other. Hydraulic fluid can also be heated using this immersion heater for heat transfer purposes, and to resist cooler climates as winter temperatures need to be avoided. Immersion heaters are widely used in a variety of industries particularly the oil and pipeline sector for several different purposes. These heaters are specifically designed so that oil, water, viscous materials, gases, solvents and other different process mixtures can be heated in direct contact with each other. This allows the heat to be generated within a single enclosure or solution, and so hundred percent efficiency can be achieved.

Over the Side Heaters Over the Side Heaters are a popular product for economic and practical uses. Using a water-resistant terminal housing, these industrial heaters come in many shapes and sizes to fit within your tank dimensions and specifications. Wattco over the side heaters are custom designed with multiple tubular elements and a thermowell to hold your temperature probe. Shaped to fit within your standard (or non-standard tank) the economic feasibility meet the budget of any project manager.

These mobility of these heaters to be able to be used in more than one container allow it to be the choice of many project managers. Commonly used in petroleum and chemical industries it is an exceptional choice for projects with limited budgets. There are several applications in which over the side heaters can be used such as heating oils of varying viscosities, degreasing solutions, heat transfer oils and caustic solutions.

In Closing

At Wattco, we put forth a great deal of pride and effort toward remaining a leader and innovator in the heating industry. With an eye on quality and progress we are dedicated toward supplying our customers with the best heating solutions within their respective fields. There are a myriad of options to consider when finding the proper heating solution for any given industry and this is but a glimpse into the technology that we have to offer. Learn more about these heaters and more by paying us a visit on our website.

Contact Us Since its establishment in 1969, Wattco has provided the very best electric heating products to a variety of industrial customers, including circulation heaters, water heater elements, and everything in between. On tops of its excellent pricing, Wattco is proud to offer a rock-solid price guarantee and an accurate quote on products within only an hour of the request. Featuring fantastic customer service and the fastest turnaround time in the immersion heater industry, Wattco is the go-to choice for industrial heating products today.

Industrial heating products  

In an ever expanding global marketplace, maintaining a wide variety of top-notch industrial heaters is an essential aspect to our business....