The two most critical factors affecting element life is watt density and sheath material. Watt density is the measurement of how many watts are used per square inches of heater surface area and it determines heater operating temperature for a given set of conditions. Sheath material must be suitable for the corrosive conditions and extreme temperatures of the application.
Repair bills can be expensive and nerve wracking! Following these simple tips for extending heater life will save everyone from a major headache. The tips are not only intended to keep the heater going, but they have an effect on the productivity of systems, reduce major maintenance costs, and result in lower energy costs.
Infrared technology is used in many industrial heating (IR) applications across several different industries. The article below written by Reed Miller and posted on industrialheating.com discusses the different applications IR technology is used in, the advantages compared to other heating techniques, and different types including high temperature, use in preheating, and other applications.
Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) power controls are great step of power control that have a minimal maintenance costs that if properly maintained could last for many years to come. The article posted by Industrial Heating (below) explains the advantages of SCR power controls including precise control of the heating process, extended heater life, improved product quality at faster production speeds, and all while reducing the maintenance costs.
A major concern for most when buying modern machinery is how safe it actually is. No one will purchase a machine that will hurt the operator or anyone in the vicinity. Since this concern is so tremendous, various organizations have been created to certify the safety of products, like UL. There are benefits of UL listed heaters.
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