SERIES ‘F’ Flange Immersion Heaters from Watlow® Now Approved to India’s Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization’s Petroleum Rules, 2002

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM


St. Louis, MO

Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, is pleased to announce that its SERIES ‘F’ flange immersion heaters are now certified to India’s Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization’s (PESO) Petroleum Rules, 2002.

PESO is a regulatory body formed by the government of India that regulates the manufacture, import, export, transport, possession, sale and use of explosives, petroleum products and compressed gases by setting standards to ensure the safety and security of public and property from fire and explosion.

PESO’s Petroleum Rules 2002 covers the approval of refineries, petrochemical, oil and gas processing facilities, transport of petroleum by water, land and pipeline, flameproof and other safety equipment for use in areas with flammable gases, and the licensing of storage installations, tanks and trucks for transportation by road and air.

“We are pleased to receive this approval from the government of India,” said Kevin Schloemann, vice president and general manager for Watlow’s energy processes business unit. “Our flange heaters also possess IECEx and ATEX certifications, so the PESO accreditation reassures our customers in India that our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards.”

Watlow’s flange heaters are designed for heating liquids and gases in tanks and pressure vessels and are ideal for applications requiring higher kilowatts. They are easy to install and maintain and are manufactured with Watlow’s WATROD™ or FIREBAR® tubular elements brazed or welded to a flange. The flange heater enclosure is flameproof and every enclosure is pressure tested to ensure the heaters are safe and reliable and meet rigorous standards for electrical safety.

About Watlow

Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software as well as assemblies – all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.

Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.

Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 415 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 16 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same – to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.

For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:


Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814