Tubular Heaters


Tubular heaters

Tubular heaters are resistance heaters that are used to heat liquids, air and solids. They can be used in a wide range of applications, although they are generally used to create custom heating solutions. The functional usage of tubular heaters is limited only by the space available, the maximum sheath temperature and watt density of the given unit.

All tubular heaters are made up of a sheath surrounding a resistive heating element. The base (tubular) heating elements are available in stock designs, although many can be bent into custom shapes, depending on the application. Some heating elements can even be custom-formed in the field. Elements are available in two shapes, prior to bending; round and flat (or triangular). Sheathes, or sleeves, are available in a wide range of materials as each provides specific flexibility, temperature range, or resistance to the materials they are designed to heat, or the environment in which they will operate. Common sleeve material types include aluminum, brass, copper, iron, stainless steel, and many metal alloys.

Other important aspects of tubular heaters to consider, based on the manner in which the device will be used, include its end type and the available termination options. Heaters with a terminal at both ends of the tube are highly adaptable, as they can be bent to greater degrees while remaining in contact with their power source. Single ended models allow for only one contact point.

Process mechanical components covers a wide range of items and devices designed to handle, induce, or drive mechanical systems. In almost all cases, these components were manufactured to be part of a greater system, and do not have the ability to function on their own. The mechanical components family includes the following products: bearings and bushings, belts and pulleys, chains and sprockets, clutches and brakes, couplings, collars and universal joints, enclosures, fans and electronic cooling, gears, industrial heaters and heating elements, industrial tools, limit switches, mechanical fasteners, power transmission (mechanical), process equipment, pulleys and belts, seals, solenoids, springs, and switches.

Industrial heaters are devices used to heat either materials, or maintain or raise ambient temperature. Heaters come in two distinct styles, mobile or attachable devices, and hardwired, or panel type ducts. Mobile or attachable heaters include: band, cable, ceramic fiber (cylindrical and flat), coil, cylindrical, drum, flexible, immersion (screw and flange), over-the-side, strip and tubular heaters. Hardwired heaters include duct heaters and radiant flat panel heaters.