“Fossil fuels are a dead end,” according to U.N. Chief António Guterres, requesting an urgent transition to renewable energy. Industrial organizations can push decarbonization forward by shifting process heater systems from fossil fuel-burning to electric. A crucial step towards a carbon-neutral future is grasping the terminology, concepts and renewable energy solutions necessary to achieve it.
A Watlow electric heater is designed for optimal performance within industrial applications for many years. These key steps will ensure that installation is smooth and that your Watlow heater will maintain high performance.
Even after following instructions correctly and checking and rechecking the Watlow® installation manual, sometimes the flip of a switch does not activate an electric heater. In these cases, troubleshooting the problem can often lead to the most straightforward solutions to properly start a heater. When trying to assess heater failure, take stock of these troubleshooting questions that can help determine the immediate cause of the problem.
Multiple methods are available to customers when replacing an electric process heater, whether it was produced by Watlow® or someone else. This article is meant to provide a general summary of the process of retrofitting an existing electric process heater that can be applied across industries.
There are several considerations to keep in mind when choosing an enclosure for your electric process heater. Whether your company is purchasing a process heater for the first time or trying to find a better enclosure for your current system.
The goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement are now playing out, with companies and governments making drastic changes to hit its ambitious targets. Explore how innovative technologies have solved many challenges by implementing electric process heating.
Explore how innovative technologies are solving specific problems that have barred progress to cleaner products and processes.
Any FLUENT heater you build in our VISUAL DESIGNER tool is available to ship in one to five business days after order placement under our Watlow® SELECT™ offering! Sound like a rapid prototyping dream?
Both heaters and power and temperature controllers are subject to performance issues, so it is important to inspect both for signs of wear and breakdown. Here we will cover all you need to know about ohms, ohmmeters and signs that your electric heater needs to be repaired or replaced.
Most industrial electrical heating problems can be readily solved by determining the heat required to do the job. Learn how to convert heat requirements to electrical power to select the best heater for your application.
Choosing an industrial electric heater is a complex process including everything from how hot it will operate to the safety factors and life cycle of the unit. The replacement costs also need to be taken into consideration. Here we highlight some of the main areas that should affect your heater selection.