Each type of immersion heater is suited for different types of applications. Water, oils, solvent, plating baths, salts, and acids are some of the many liquids and viscous materials commonly heated with immersion heaters.
Below are the most common applications for the different types of immersion heaters:
Over-the-side immersion heaters are best for applications where ample working area and portability, such as for easy removal for cleaning of tanks and heaters, is important.
Flanged immersion heaters are excellent heater choice for all tanks, vats, or irregularly shaped vessels due to the wide selection of watt densities, heating outputs, and flange sizes and ratings of these heaters.
Screw plug immersion heaters are ideal for process water heating and freeze protection. All types of oils and heat transfer solutions can also be heated using these compact and easily controlled units. The direct immersion method is energy efficient and well suited for many applications.
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