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Heat plays an essential role in the chilling process. Accurate, reliable, and quick heating is relied on to provide efficient chiller performance. This has made electric heaters an ideal solution for...
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Tank and reservoir heating is an essential task in many industrial processes. It maintains mediums in a usable state, allows for preheating, prevents freezing, and avoids loss or damage to the...
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The petrochemical industry requires that industrial and process heating equipment be maintained at the highest level not only to reduce production shutdowns but also to protect the environment and the...
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Many industries such as manufacturing and chemical processing require substances to be at precise temperatures to manufacture products. Often times, industrial heaters are used for their efficacy and...
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Circulation heaters, sometimes called In Line Heaters, are compact heating units used in a variety of ways across industry. Common applications for circulation heaters include heating liquids and...
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Immersion heaters are some of Wattco's most popular products. They are one of the best heating solutions available due to their precision, efficiency, and low maintenance costs. Immersions heaters,...
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The food manufacturing industry requires dependable, efficient industrial heating equipment to create the high-quality products consumers expect. Wattco industrial immersion heaters are a perfect fit...
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Circulation heaters are widely used in the petrochemical industry in locations such as Calgary Alberta, for heating fluids, chemicals, and other mediums. Circulation oil heaters consist of a huge...
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Considering these basic rules for designing thermal heat transfers will expand a project's productivity, enhance your process, and diminish energy loss. An electric heater can distribute heat where...
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Delves into the specific influences of several types of immersion heaters on water tanks....
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In case proper temperature is not maintained during cold winter weather, the liquid solutions stored within the tank would freeze resulting in wastage of a large amount of these costly liquids. Using...
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Digital control panels are widely used in industries to monitor and control system variables. Humidity, pressure, and temperature are some of the variables that are easily controlled using these...
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Describes the functions, applications and advantages of electric process heaters....
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Air duct heaters are commonly used in the HVAC industry. They provide supplementary heat to the delivered air inside an air-delivery duct. For heavy duty industrial applications, duct heaters are a...
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Although immersion heaters are most often the best possible solution for tank content heating, sometimes it is not feasible, here are some alternatives....
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Agriculture is the oldest industry in history. Despite its age, it relies heavily on modern technology to continue operating safely and efficiently. The role of industrial heaters is essential to the...
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Tubular heating elements are commonly used in industrial heating due to their versatility and affordability. They are used for heating liquids, solids and gases through conduction, convection, and...
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The type of heaters used in bitumen heating will depend on how much of viscosity is required and how high the temperature must reach....
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In places like Houston Texas, bitumen is well known in the construction industry as tar or asphalt, a very important substance in paving the road or roofing. The key to heating bitumen is all about...
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One of the most effective methods of chemical cleaning is with the application of circulation oil heaters. There are many different types of circulation heaters on the market that can be used to...
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Digital control panels are the brains of industrial heaters. They maintain stability and efficient heat transfer. It is important for them to be accurate to protect both the heating equipment and the...
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Circulation heaters, containers/vessels with the heating element inside, are used to heat gases and steam for different types industrial applications....
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Heating corrosive solutions, whether alkaline or acidic, is often an important step in the process industry. Circulation heaters, from WATTCO, are designed and built to work for a variety of corrosive...
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An advanced gas cooled nuclear energy consortium contacted Wattco to help them with their research and development team that required an industrial heater to heat up CO2 - carbon dioxide - gas that is...
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Industrial water heaters can often fail as a result of aging equipment and faulty temperature controllers. Wattco was contacted by a heater distributor in Houston Texas to help replace an aging 100...
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Thermal fluid systems or thermal heaters have been in use since over 80 years, yet there are many myths that surround them and they are considered a source of fear, anxiety, and paranoia in users....
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The term "oil flushing" is used extensively in the process heating industry to refer to the cleaning of pipes and process equipment. Typical applications use immersion or circulation heaters that heat...
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A lot of emphasis is given to industrial heating elements and sheath materials when discussing the electric heaters. However, equally important are the control panels for process heaters to function...
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Digital control panels have a wide range of application in industries. Application of digital controllers in industrial equipments has resulted in increased efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of...
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The use of electric heaters in homes has become common for a while, but it is only now that their use in petrochemical and chemical industries has increased. This is largely due to the enhancement of...
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An immersion heater is a device which heats various fluid types like water, oil, salts, solvents, and acids. With it immersed in the fluid that it is warming, all the heat generated is within the...
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In this article we discuss the Joule-Thomson effect as it applies to natural gas, and explain how to size a flanged electric heater for this application. Specifically, we calculate the heater power...
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This case study looks at electric immersion heaters in industrial storage tanks and what sensors are required to prevent freezing or fire damage....
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Discussing the usage and advantages of immersion water heaters in a myriad of industries....
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A topic brief about the Joule-Thomson Effect & its industrial applications...
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In today's industries, digital control panels find a broad range of applications. As system controllers in industrial settings, they are responsible for controlling and regulating the operation of...
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Characteristics, installation, and benefits of explosion proof devices...
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Flange heaters are made to mount on tanks via an external flange. These flanges can easily be bolted on but in some cases, it's necessary to weld matching components for installation....
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Freeze Protection: With many weather conditions being unpredictable year after year, many companies look at protecting their mediums whether they be water based, or oil based from freezing through the...
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Types, design, maintenance, and demand of different heat exchanges...
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With the advancement in technology and increase in industrial demand, industries have started to mobilize over different heating methodologies such as whether to use heating cables or immersion...
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A client from Montana had a large oversized aquifer that required a special decontamination process after receiving a job at a hazardous waste site. The specific flow rate of water was up to 150...
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WATTCO heaters can be installed in a tank or a container that is mounted on wheels for easy portability. (See Figure 1.) Many applications demand heat in hard-to-reach places, which require heaters to...
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Interest in alternative energies in the United States is growing at an exponential rate, as the search for alternative and cleaner fuel sources becomes more challenging. The use of biofuel has been...
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Introduction to heating equipment in the beer brewing industry....
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Industrial electric heaters are useful for delivering heat when you need it and controlling temperature at a steady rate that you have determined. However, poor design through improper placement of...
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Thermal fluid heating is a form of indirect heating. The basic premise is that the heat transfer medium is heated and circulated within a loop system. This distributes heat to one or more sources...
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Heating is an essential task in most industrial applications. Operating on a large scale, any energy wastage comes with a large price tag. Efficient heat application means big savings in any industry....
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Industrial heating elements are among the most crucial components in any industrial heating system. Selecting the right industrial heating element can save money, time, and create a more efficient...
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Proper maintenance of your immersion heater will drastically improve performance, efficiency, and increase lifespan. Being proactive about heater care saves money, and increases safety. This guide...
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Immersion heaters are the best way a food processing business can maintain a high-quality product and comply with governmental safety requirements. Immersion heating is a reliable and efficient...
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The mining industry uses a variety of corrosive chemicals in the extraction process of minerals such as gold, silver, platinum and other valuable raw materials. In the extraction of gold, for example,...
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Immersion heaters are best for oil heating for several reasons. The electric immersion heaters that are sheathed for indirect heating provide a steady constant heat flow that keeps oil viscosity...
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Before installing an immersion heater for industrial processes, it is crucial to choose the right kind of heater fit for your purposes....
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Electricity produced through solar panels is used for heating water effectively and efficiently when attached to immersion water heaters equipped with sensors and controls. Depending on the average...
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Since 2009 the beer brewery business has been booming. With government subsidies and popular demand, the craft brewery bubble is not about to go flat anytime soon. In Ontario alone, the number of...
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One of the audacious projects that connects US and Canada is found in the Keystone Pipeline Project stretching over 2,150 miles across the border, piercing through 3 Provinces and more than half a...
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Industrial Heaters, or Process Heaters, as they are commonly referred to, are used to make a wide variety of processes more efficient across a large range of industries including the water...
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While it is always important to consider the cost and time requirements or a new heating system. Top of mind should be how effective that heating method is at reaching your product goals. Saving time...
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Immersion heaters are used in industries for various manufacturing processes that include preservation of various chemicals, fluids and gases by keeping them warm. These are installed over large tanks...
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Flanged Immersion Heaters are one of several known for heating gases and liquids such as water, oil, heat transfer fluid and corrosive solutions. The direct immersion method is both energy efficient...
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Large hydraulic tanks in Arkansas, required electric heating elements to maintain their liquid at accurate temperatures for operations. In addition, a failsafe system was required to make sure that...
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Process heating systems have wide applications in the manufacturing of various industrial and consumer products. Smelters, furnaces, heaters, ovens, and kilns are some of the most common heating...
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Petrochemical and other heavy industries such as power generation, oil, and gas need high wattage (multi-MW) electric heating elements. In order to meet this demand, until now, these industries...
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A large manufacturer of steel cables from Detroit, Michigan contacted Wattco with a problem: the cables they manufactured were corroding in their warehouse and needed a solution to prevent this from...
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A Fortune 500 power plant in Dallas, Texas requested assistance in the preheating of their natural gas that is used in their natural gas turbines. The purpose of this was to help improve energy...
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A rocket facility located in Cape Canaveral, Florida required a circulation heater capable of heating up nitrogen to high temperatures and able to withstand high pressure (2000 PSI). This industrial...
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Thermal insulation is one of the most common practices used to minimize energy loss in heat generation, transfer, and transmission processes, while insulation and refractories are used to enhance the...
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Process heaters play an important role in thermal systems. Effective use of heaters helps industries save energy and maximize the efficiency of their processes. Thermal insulation is one of the most...
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Control panels are an important element of mechanical or electrical devices. They help regulate temperature, humidity, pressure and other factors while operating as a safety mechanism. With the...
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Phase equilibrium is the study of the equilibrium which exists between or within different states of matter namely solid, liquid and gas. Equilibrium is defined as a stage when chemical potential of...
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Pipes are used heavily in the oil refinery industry to transport chemicals both in liquid and in gaseous form. Pipes suffer from degradation over time for various reasons such as when transporting...
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A construction company was awarded a contract to repair roads in a local community. The road surface painting used an asphalt mixture that was stored in a 5000 gal tank. Here parts were dunked into a...
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A power plant located in North Dakota uses large holding tanks that contain demineralized water that is used in the process of their turbines. The challenge was to keep this water at an acceptable...
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A major oil refinery in Calgary, Alberta traditionally used gas heating for their crude oil reservoirs. Maintenance was getting expensive and an alternative process heating solution was needed....
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Pressure vessels are components used to store as well as transmit liquids, gases, or vapors that are under pressure. Pressure vessels, by design, keep liquid or gases at a pressure that differs from...
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There are certain industries located in colder climates such as Edmonton, Alberta or even Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that require protection to prevent their liquid products from freezing. The most...
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The fluids in heat transfers are crucial to many of its processes. Ensuring the safe, ongoing operation of these systems depend to a great extent on the fluid, during the regular operation and...
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Road oils and emulsions can be a difficult product to transport from one large container to another especially in the petrochemical heating industry. In large highway projects such as in Los Angeles...
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Comparing functions and configurations between SCR- and Contact-based Digital Controllers...
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A major manufacturer of automotive parts in Ontario and Detroit Michigan, required a heat source to help them with the cleaning of automotive parts in their assembly line. Steam pressure systems were...
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A major manufacturer of automotive parts in Ontario and Detroit Michigan, required a heat source to help them with the cleaning of automotive parts in their assembly line. Steam pressure systems were...
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A new use of WATTCO's flanged immersion heateris helping natural gas drillers maintain the operation in cold, wintery conditions. Hydraulic fracking is a mining technology that helps produce large...
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Among the industrial heating applications in places like Houston Texas or Tulsa Oklahoma, tank heating is one of the most basic of all. It usually involves water or liquid heating, and the types of...
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A control system is an essential part of every industrial heating system. Whereas some applications may require a control system more than others, it is important to ensure that all process heating...
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Keeping contaminants and debris out of equipment can ensure a long life for machinery. Proper care and cleaning techniques are essential, and while maintenance can be a chore sometimes, it often...
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The Carnot cycle, proposed by French engineer N. L. Sadi Carnot in 1824, consists of a series of four reversible processes. Because the cycle is entirely reversible, it is the most efficient means of...
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Industrial circulation heaters, also known as immersion heaters, have become quite popular in the oil industry over the last few years. They aid in the heating of many liquid materials, such as...
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Thermal conductivity refers to the core property of any and all types of material that relate to their capability to conduct heat. This means that the heat transfer in this case happens when material...
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Thermoelectrics deal with the conversion of temperature to current as well as the conversion of current to temperature showing its reversible nature. This can be further explained to show how...
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It is important to choose the right immersion heater for your specific application to get the most efficiency and longest lifespan. Selecting the right industrial heating equipment reduces cost,...
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This case study looks at the use of immersion heaters for a small dairy farm. The need for pasteurization calls for high heat that can be strictly regulated....
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In Cleveland Ohio, a large food manufacturer called WATTCO™ for some flanged immersion heaters that were to be used to heat up vegetable oil in large tanks. In the food industry, oil heating is...
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There are as many types of control panels as there are industries and applications, but they can be separated into five categories. These categories are listed below....
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Wattco inline heaters are designed to enhance the performance of a regular immersion heater, heating up liquid solutions while maximizing efficiency. These units are ideally suited for heating...
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Control panels are essential elements of any electrical device. Control panels are especially important on HVAC devices and heater elements. They enable you to control the temperature, voltage, and...
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Most of the parts of flanged heaters are made of stainless steel-an alloy that is mainly comprised of iron, carbon, and chromium. Of these, chromium is the chemical element that makes the steel...
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A popular chemical compound that often requires heating is wax, which is an organic compound that has a plastic texture at room temperature. Wax begins to melt at 44 degrees celsius resulting in a low...
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Thermal heaters, also known as thermal fluid heaters, employ the use of a thermal liquid such as water, glycol, mineral oil, synthetic liquids or aromatics as the source of heat transfer. The medium...
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Load banks are essential for applications in a variety of industrial applications, especially for testing power sources. A load bank provides a contained and fully controllable load for predictable...
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The type of circulation heaters you use is largely dependant on the fluid or medium being heated. Heating nitrogen, for instance, requires specific considerations. Safety is often a concern with...
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Industrial Heaters Wattco About Us Our Products Immersion Heaters Flanged Heaters Screw Plug Heaters Circulation Heaters Over The Side Heaters Inline Heaters Circulation Heaters Inline Heaters Flanged...
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Hot oil (Also known as thermal fluid) heating systems are used in a number of industrial processes. Oil, glycol, and water are the most typical mediums for this process...We take a look at some of the...
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Industrial chemical manufacturing requires precise heating systems. This is especially true for heating flammable or volatile solutions. The precision and reliability of electric industrial heaters,...
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Steam pressure systems are essential in the food and beverage industry, as well as any precision manufacturing process. They rely on heaters to achieve and maintain high enough temperature to sanitize...
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No matter what type of grapes or grain, one of the most important ingredients for producing beer and wine is heat. The top brewers and vintners count on electric heaters for reliable, consistent and...
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Electric heating coils transfer energy into heat in a variety of heating applications. They're an important part of many industrial heating solutions. A coil is a heating element attached to the...
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Electric heating has changed the game for industrial asphalt applications. They offer the highest energy efficiency, require minimal maintenance, and have longer lifespans. Electric heaters offer the...
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Refineries count on electric immersion heaters to keep their processes safe, efficient, and reliable. With the current oil & gas boom in North America, the efficiency of electric immersion heaters...
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Pipe heaters are designed to fit inside of a pipe, making it possible to provide heat where other heaters cannot. They provide indirect heating and make it possible to remove for repair, cleaning or...
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Reliable tank heating is at the core of many industrial processes. Heater elements are one of the key components of tank heating. They can be used interchangeably, but their most effective use is with...
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Process manufacturing facilities generate most of their energy through boiler systems. The purpose of boiler systems is usually to generate steam or to heat water. In this article, we take a look at...
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There is a big increase in demand for electric circulation heaters. Yet, for tank heaters, steam boilers are still more commonly used than hot oil systems. Is steam heating better, or is the industry...
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Selecting the right immersion heater is important. You need the right equipment to keep your operation efficient and profitable for years to come. Since each application is a little different, what's...
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Process fluids are found in every major industry, and process fluid heating is an essential task for each of these. Electric immersion heaters are the ideal solution for heating industrial process...
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Load banks serve to manage and shed power overloads from energy generating processes. They are especially useful in the renewable energy sector....
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Immersion heaters are used in industries for various manufacturing processes that include preservation of various chemicals, fluids and gases by keeping them warm. These are installed over large tanks...
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Pipe heaters play an important role in a number of processing industries. They maintain the temperature of substances and liquids with a high degree of accuracy and reliability. The oil and gas...
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For area heating, convection and radiant heaters are both common options. They can even use similar components, like finned tubular heating elements. But which is best? We take a look at the...
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Electric power is in high demand for industrial heating. It's more efficient and cost-effective than fossil fuel heaters. When buying new immersion heaters, companies are turning to electric. But if...
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We take a look at some of the environmental benefits of industrial screw plug heaters...
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Immersion heaters are the beating heart of all sorts of industrial processes. As such, your heater is an important investment. Learn how to protect that investment with Wattco's inside secrets on...
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Alternative and environmentally conscious energy sources are a growth industry. And that's not just limited to Tesla's and solar panel roof tiles. One of the biggest areas of growth in the energy...
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Cement is essential to infrastructure. As far back as 700 BC, people were building kilns to prepare cement for homes, flooring, and cisterns. Today, we still use cement heavily in the construction...
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Electric immersion heaters are designed for long-lasting performance. But there comes a point in every heater's lifespan where it needs to be replaced. We take a look at the signs and symptoms that...
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Bitumen is a naturally occurring product that forms the basis of most modern infrastructure. From the walls of Babylon to today's roads and highways, our society relies heavily on bitumen. For most...
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It's important to choose the right industrial heater for your application. But it's just as important to pick the best temperature control panel for your heater. Temperature control panels are the...
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Thermal fluid heaters allow for the liquid heat transfer necessary in all sorts of applications from the biodiesel industry to wastewater treatment. They are an affordable and effective heating option...
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Many industrial heating processes involve maintaining a consistent temperature in a vessel to protect the integrity of the product. If temperatures drop too low they can crystallize, separate, or even...
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If you have noticed a decrease in the efficiency of your circulation heater, the most common culprit is fouling. Fouling is often accompanied by symptoms like pressure drops and inconsistent flow...
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The chemical manufacturing industry has unique challenges in the production, storage, and transportation of materials. Corrosion, costs, and controls effect quality and efficiency. Electric immersion...
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Crude oil refining is one of the most complex chemical processes in the petrochemical industry. As such, it requires sophisticated equipment for accuracy and efficiency....
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Electric circulation heaters are versatile, dependable hardware. In the power generation industry, they play an important role in a number of essential processes. Circulation heaters can be found in...
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Circulation heaters are safe for operation even in hazardous environments. This makes them ideal for use in nuclear power plants. Their construction and controls ensure efficient and safe operation....
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Circulation heaters are safe for operation even in hazardous environments. This makes them ideal for use in nuclear power plants. Their construction and controls ensure efficient and safe operation....
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Today, there is a growing demand for clean steam and pure steam. Creating clean and pure steam is possible with modern electric boiler heaters, but it requires the right applications, water purity,...
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How Electric Boiler Heaters are used in Steam Power Generation In power generation facilities that use steam, the steam drives the turbine. The higher the pressure, the more effectively the steam can...
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There's a big future for small nuclear reactors. Although nuclear power has been an ideal power source for decades, globally, it has been underused. Less than 1% of nuclear heat is used in district...
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One of the core heating functions in the food industry is cooking. A properly cooked meal is not only delicious but safe for consumption. So it's essential that all food preparation equipment uses...
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Even with restaurants temporarily closing their doors or reverting to delivery-only models, the food industry has not slowed down. From production to supply, food is one of the most essential services...
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Despite all the safety precautions and guidelines, fires still happen in thermal fluid heating processes. Any process where fuel, air, and an ignition source meet, has a potential fire risk....
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Less waste = more revenue. Waste is a major industrial expense, it results in getting less use out of high-cost products as well as increasing disposal costs. Wasteful processes drive up the costs of...
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Direct Contact Heaters (DCHs) have become more efficient than Closed Feedwater Heaters (CFHWs). CFHWs have been a mainstay in power plants for decades. Modern technological advances, however, have...
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Tri-clamp fittings are pipe connections with versatile uses. This type of connection compresses a gasket between two tri-clamp flanges closed a clamp for a sanitary seal. This makes a tight seal that...
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Many industries rely on the flow of viscous fluids. The proper application of immersion heating dramatically enhances the behavior of process fluids. This is as true in a trans-Alaskan oil pipeline as...
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Water purification is an important process in both residential and industrial processes. Medical, pharmacological, chemical, and other industrial applications all require clean, potable water....
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Bitumen processing is especially reliant on low-density heaters. Bitumen is classified as an "extra-heavy oil" with an API gravity below 10°. A lower wattage is essential to achieve the optimal flow...
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Over-the-side (OTS) heaters are the most popular type of industrial heater. They can directly address the core challenges of chemical heating...
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For bonding and coating metals or plastics, the plating process occurs in tanks. The two types of heaters for plating tanks are electric element heaters and heat exchangers. Electric is the more...
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Tank heating is as important as it is varied. It plays a role in all industries, comes in all sizes, and heats all sorts of fluids. Tank heaters provide freeze protection for low viscosity fluids like...
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The ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) is the set of codes and standards to increase the safety of boiler & pressure vessels. The code regulates standards for the construction and design of...
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The control panel is the brain of a heating system. It controls and regulates operations for optimal performance. To get the best results, you need to pair the right brain with the right system. This...
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Food processing is an overlooked yet sophisticated aspect of modern life that keeps the world fed and, where possible, healthy. Some food processes mainly depend on heating and, thus, need powerful...
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Specific industrial settings bring the danger of flammable materials, usually explosive gases, vapors, and dust. In cool temperatures, they’re stable. Under high temperatures, though, they...
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The pharmaceutical industry relies heavily on immersion heaters for various processes. They can facilitate various laboratory processes, including the sanitation of medical and pharmaceutical...
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Propane dehydrogenation (PDH) involves the conversion of propane feedstock into propylene, which currently is in high demand worldwide for various industrial applications. This process is already used...
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The term “immersion heater” refers to more than just one type of machine — it’s a broad label. There are four key categories of immersion heaters, each with slightly different...
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Pressure vessels are integral components in many industries, as they are designed to hold liquids and gases that produce various products and solutions we consume. But different pressure vessels...
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Whether it’s for decontamination or fluid circulation purposes, circulation heaters (a.k.a inline heaters) have numerous applications. These industrial heaters also come with their unique...
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While convection and conduction heating are staples in many industries, radiation heating is less ubiquitous. However, radiation heating—namely, infrared heating—has its advantages when...
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Mining operations require a significant amount of heating and ventilation, especially in colder climates. It’s not uncommon for heating systems to add up to 50% of ventilating costs and almost...
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Circulation heaters receive much praise in the industrial world for their ability to service many liquid heating applications. Certain sectors use these loop heating systems more frequently than...
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When choosing a heater element, emphasis should be placed on the element’s efficiency above all else. Various factors can determine a heating element’s effectiveness, but they can easily...
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Circulation heaters offer industrial businesses an efficient means to heat liquids and gases. But the efficiency of the circulation process is only reliable if the right choices are made before buying...
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Process steam heaters generate steam for many manufacturing applications. Sanitizing pharmaceutical equipment, reducing the weight of building materials, and preserving food products all use process...
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Immersion water heaters are beneficial for various industrial applications. One of which is chemical processing. These heaters are submerged in water and heat the liquid by releasing energy. Many...
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This article focuses on the design considerations for air supply and the applications within a nuclear power plant. Applicable to Evolutionary Power Reactor or European Pressurized Reactor or EPR,...
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Process heating, the heating and transferring of gases and liquids for industrial processes, encompasses various applications for specific purposes. This method looks similar regardless of industry,...
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Industrial producers and manufacturers are taking ownership of their role in the climate change crisis. The strategies and equipment they use directly affect sustainability and the environment....
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Recovery systems are essential for achieving emissions goals and reducing operational costs. Electric heaters in carbon capturing systems, for instance, allow for the recovery and capture of carbon as...
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Industrial boiler heaters provide heat and power to various applications. These include agricultural soil steaming, steam generation, comfort heating, and sterilization. Many industries rely on these...
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Feedwater heaters preheat water for boilers. A steam-generating boiler, like those found in power plants, requires much less time and energy to convert this preheated water to steam. This efficiency...
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For about forty years now, electrical heaters have been used in the petroleum industry. They are often used to assist in recovering crude oil from petroleum deposits, as well as to heat that oil...
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Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), or carbon capture and sequestration/storag e (CCS), is a groundbreaking process that aims to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the...
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Finned duct heaters have distinct advantages over unfinned and tubular ones and vice versa. Best of all, they have a wide range of industrial applications, namely, those that require heating. This...
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Steam pressure systems serve various applications in various industries. Of course, different steam heating systems operate with varying pressure levels, and it’s important to know what system...
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Clean-in-place systems are optimal for cleaning the interiors of pipes, tanks, and equipment in closed systems. This process uses circulation heaters to apply temperature and flow in a series of...
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Electric circulation heaters are the ideal solution for industrial steam generation. They produce consistent quality for all types of process steam, whether saturated or superheated. Their...
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Caustic fluids, sediment buildup, and corrosion can wreak havoc on industrial equipment from the inside out. The inside surfaces of tanks/vessels, filters, and pipes are especially susceptible. While...
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Looking for an in-depth comparison between over-the-side heaters and immersion heaters? Here we’ll explain the key differences between the two and when each is best suited for different...
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Although steam generation methods are fairly similar, not all steam is created equal. Where high-quality steam with no chemicals or additives is necessary, care must be taken to create pure or clean...
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Direct steam injection heaters are used for heating water and water-based fluids. Steam bubbles are injected directly into the target fluid with a nozzle or diffuser. The steam bubbles transfer heat...
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Not all materials in heating elements are made equal. Industrialists rely on various metal alloys, ceramics, and semiconductor materials in heating coils for different purposes and effects. This post...
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To keep the mining industry harvesting essential materials needed worldwide, it relies on advanced modern equipment. For production to meet global demands, heating equipment that can increase...
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Due to the numerous advantages of electric heating, it is used extensively in industry despite the higher price of energy if compared with combustion. Of course, there is always a balance in using...
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Enclosure heaters and cabinets protect heating systems and equipment. Ordinary enclosures offer suitable protection from physical damage and elemental damage such as condensation. Hazardous area...
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Comfort heating is an essential application in commercial settings, especially warehouses where staff frequent. Choosing a heating unit that efficiently heats your space without costing too much or...
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Pressure vessels serve various purposes in the industrial world. However, a pressure vessel is only as reliable as the type of material it's made from. That's why industrialists must choose the right...
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One of the main components of an industrial heater is the heating element. The heater element transfers the heat to the target medium either through direct contact or from inside a protective sheath....
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Ice, glass, and iron are revolutionizing the way scientists think about the long-standing problem of energy storage. This is the story of flow batteries, newly emerging as a prominent stand-alone...
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Food processing is one of the most essential yet delicate industries globally. For the health, safety, and wellbeing of the masses, food processing needs to be meticulous. With that said, many...
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Industrial heaters play a vital role in the maintenance of various industry-specific procedures. Whether it’s basic heating of water or processing oils, the right industrial heater can spell the...
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The fuel oil handling system plays a critical role in the storage and transportation of fuel oils. Including other functions like bunkering, loading/unloading, and transfer. Heavy fuels like heavy...
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Having a greenhouse boiler system that runs well and heats the greenhouse to an appropriate temperature is critical to a smooth operation. If you are trying to manage a greenhouse, understanding how a...
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When solving the differential equation governing heat conduction in a body, it is necessary to apply boundary conditions at the edge of the analysis domain to obtain a solution. The three common...
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When it comes to heating systems, not every project will benefit from the same method. Considering applications, implications, environments, materials, budgets, and more, there are certain times to...
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Winter climates can wreak havoc on oil and gas equipment, especially those used for extraction, refining and distribution purposes. The effects of freezing can be detrimental to the quality of end...
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Looking for some practical advice for heating elements? We’ll break down how industrial operators can select the right type of heating element for their specific application. Get a better...
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Composed of fluoride, chloride, and nitrate salts, Molten Salts have gained momentum due to their advantages and applications. They’re a preferred medium for heat transfer application,...
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Thermal degradation is kryptonite for heat transfer applications. It can lead to production complications and safety concerns, making it imperative to prevent thermal degradation altogether....
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Thermal fluid heating is an integral component of many industrial applications worldwide. These systems have mostly replaced boilers thanks to the flexibility and control thermal heating offers. With...
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Plant managers in many industries choose over-the-side (OTS) heaters when they need a budget-friendly and compact solution for industrial heating in tight spaces. Although these mobile heaters can...
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Over the side heaters (OTS heaters) have many advantages, especially when providing heat to vessels located in cramped spaces. But they’re also advantageous for heating certain types of fluids....
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Choosing the watt density to use with an electric heater varies. You must consider the application, the fluid being heated, the desired temperature, and the available power supply. Use this article as...
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The energy sector currently has one of the largest carbon footprints on Earth, which is why governments worldwide want to “decarbonize” it. Industrial heating plays a significant role in...
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Boiler heaters have serviced various facilities for well over a century. As reliable as they can be, it’s important to remember that not all boilers are made equal, and it’s essential to...
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Choosing the right duct heater requires a deep understanding of one’s industry, the heating requirements of certain operations, and the heater’s capabilities. Selecting the right one can...
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From the dawn of human civilization to our modern era, heat has played a vital role in making food safe and savory. Effective heating has always been essential, whether using fire to cook raw game or...
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Hydrates are more than a nuisance to pipelines—they can result in significant production and delivery troubles in the oil and gas industry. Repairing the damage caused by hydrate formation is...
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Caustic solution products such as soap and candles may seem insignificant, but they undergo a delicate and thorough process to meet industry standards. Sufficient heating is a significant component of...
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All heating processes benefit from precision temperature control. This is true for both commercial and industrial applications. Due to its sheer volume, however, precision makes its biggest impact in...
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Biodiesel has attracted lots of attention as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. There’s a wide range of potential uses for biodiesel, but processing it into a usable form remains a challenge....
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Industrial energy efficiency is often treated as an afterthought. Production quotas, lowering manufacturing costs, and profit margins usually take precedence. However, energy usage can add to your...
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Induction heating is a safe, non-contact, and meticulous process for heating electrically-conduct ive materials like steel, graphite, copper, brass, silver, gold, aluminium, and carbide. It involves a...
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Inline water heaters are unique because they allow water and other fluids to pass directly through them. That makes them highly effective for certain industrial processes, especially cleaning, comfort...
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Cost-effective and efficient, process steam has excellent heat transfer capabilities with low toxicity. As a result, steam is widely used in industrial processes, manufacturing, and heating. The use...
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Clean water is that which is safe for human use and/or consumption. Of course, this is important for the food and beverage industry and domestic use, such as clean drinking water. It is also a...
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Energy storage is a hot topic of discussion in the utilities sector and alternative energy generation because it is crucial to support grid electrical supply, transmission, and distribution systems....
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The “magic” behind immersion heaters lies in their metals. In other words, their ability to keep various fluids and substances warm depends on the metals they’re made out of. This...
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Ranking high amongst alternative energy sources, Natural gas is the cleanest burning hydrocarbon. It is transported in its gaseous state through pipelines to far-flung communities as a fuel source for...
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Online heaters use indirect heating to maintain flow, regulate, and control the temperature of the heated medium. They are commonly used in steam generation and preheating, as well as processing...
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Conduction heating has its place for certain industrial processes, but it’s crucial industrialists use this heating method correctly. That means using the most suitable heating methods,...
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Beer has been around for ages, and over the years the manufacturing process has improved. With electric heaters, the beer industry can produce more quality beer at reduced costs. Discover how electric...
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Phase equilibriumsounds complex (almost science fiction-like) and it can be tricky. However, it simply refers to “the study of the equilibrium which exists between or within different states of...
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Pressure vessels help keep liquids, gases, and vapors at their required pressure settings (for the applications they’re needed for). Of course, pressure vessels come in different forms, and...
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When oil freezes, it creates a damaging and potentially destructive scenario for process engineers. Salvaging frozen oil isn’t feasible, and the cost of waiting for it to thaw is high. These...
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Steam is used in various process heating applications, both for home and commercial situations. Yet, circulation heaters for processing steam are primarily found in the industrial heating industry. A...
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Unleash the power of electric heaters for decarbonization. Delve into the transformative potential of electric heaters in the realm of hydrocarbon processing decarbonization. We explore how these...
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There is a wide range of appliances that are part of our lives, from household electrical appliances used in the home like vacuum cleaners and hair dryers to pumps, conveyor belts, and machine tools...
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Steam is a natural output in many production settings. The hidden advantage is steam can be captured for further use and savings. Steam is a valuable resource and one that’s already a byproduct....
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Delve into the realm of infrared heaters and their unparalleled energy efficiency benefits. Discover how these advanced heating solutions can revolutionize your energy consumption and lower your...
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Explosion-proof heaters are potentially life-saving equipment for industrial settings threatened by fire hazards. But for these heaters to function as required, they need heating elements that provide...
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Steam pressure systems are the standard heating system for various applications. They’re widely used because of their reliability and durability and because they generate clean, dirt-free heat....
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In an industrial setting, oil viscosity directly impacts its quality and the ease at which you can extract it. Among various factors, temperature often determines the viscosity of the oil. That is a...
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There are always innovations to make industrial heating more applicable and manageable. Wattco is one of the branches leading the way into the future of electric heating with new products that offer...
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Many industrial settings will suffer extreme consequences when temperature controls fail. There are certain risks of inaccurate temperature control, but there are ways AI technology can provide...
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Both inline water heaters and immersion water heaters provide core functions in industrial processes. They provide everything from steam generation in power plants to sanitizing pharmaceutical...
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The use of hydrogen isn’t yet ubiquitous in the industrial world, but it has an extensive history; it’s not new. A wide range of industrial sectors use hydrogen to power their industrial...
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A guide to efficiency, sustainability, and cost savings, explore the world of industrial water heaters and how they can revolutionize your operations. From enhancing energy efficiency to promoting...
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A Thermistor is a sort of electrical component or resistor that demonstrates a noticeable change in resistance with temperature variations. The terms “thermal” and “resistor”...
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The thermal energy transfer capabilities of steam make it an ideal solution for all sorts of process heating applications. We use them in everything from sanitization in the labs that created the...
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On top of other factors that must be monitored during production, whether that’s in the food and beverage industry, pharmaceuticals, or industrial setting, we must consider fouling. It’s...
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Construction sites are found in all climates for all types of industries and have endless potential for possible applications. To match this versatility and usability, the best construction heaters...
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Electric immersion heaters provide a vital source of heating in industrial applications by quickly raising the temperature of the heating medium. Their robust, compact, and uncomplicated design makes...
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Tankless water heaters (a.k.a, inline heaters) are unique in their construction and mechanisms of action. They are a noteworthy alternative to heating for specific industrial applications and might be...
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A thermistor can be defined as a semiconductor that contains lower resistance material than conducting material and a resistor that reacts to temperature. The word “thermistor” comes from...
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A thermocouple is a type of temperature sensor made of two wires or alloys of different metals that are linked at one end to form a measuring junction. It produces a voltage proportional to the...
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Impedance heating is a clever approach to pipe heating. The pipe itself becomes the heater element rather than installing a heater into the pipe. The heating method achieves this by applying low...
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Many standard products and processes require chemicals to be heated at specific temperatures. Of course, that necessitates using heaters that can produce such temperatures. This post will examine...
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Like many industries, the chemical sector is shifting toward more sustainable chemical production methods. One of the most prominent ways they’re doing so is by using electrified heating...
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Mining is an inherently high-risk industry. In addition to the extraction of certain elements, the mines’ environments can put workers at risk of injury or illness. Explosive gases and compounds...
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Hazardous locations are any facility (or section of a facility) containing flammable particles that pose an explosion risk. There are methods to reduce the circulation of these particles and devices,...
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The push for greener heating alternatives stems from wanting to reduce carbon footprints and resulting environmental damage. However, poor health is an equally important reason to find gas heating...
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Modern marine vessels are marvels of engineering and technology, requiring far less equipment and manpower than their predecessors. Yet, providing sufficient heating to power the various components of...
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Molten salts, which are also known as salt melts, play an important role as a heat transfer medium in industry. Although water and oil are more common heat transfer fluids, there are many reasons...
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Watt density refers to the measure of power from a heating element divided by the heated surface area of the element itself. Of course, that’s just the surface (excuse the pun) of this concept....
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in the last couple of years, with discussions and applications of this technology ramping sharply every month. Make no mistake—AI will...
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Heat transfer fluids all serve the same purpose, but each type has unique thermal and chemical properties. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of a given fluid is crucial before using it...
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Heating elements are the essential components that give heaters their function. Without them, a heater can’t heat anything. But not all heating elements are made equal; different types of...
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As its name suggests, the purpose of a temperature control panel is to regulate the temperature of a target substance in a vessel, so it remains at its optimal temperature. However, knowing what makes...
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In 1926, the National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) established a set of guidelines that determined electric equipment safety standards—including control panel enclosures. These...