WHITE PAPER: Understanding the Value of Arc Flash Management and Mitigation for Large Electric Process Heaters
When medium-voltage equipment is used for industrial applications, it carries with it certain risks. Arc flash is an example of a well-known electrical risk that requires certain best practices to be followed to minimize damage and injury. Read more.
Power controllers are available in conventional or smart variants. Smart controllers are devices that enhance conventional capabilities and designs. These are made to resolve new challenges that may occur within an advanced control system. Continue reading.
SCR power controllers are designed to deliver the energy needed to maintain a steady, stable temperature in a heater.With these devices, the firing method is an important decision to ensure your system operates properly for years to come. This article examines the differences between zero cross and phase-angle firing.
As computational technology has advanced, the role of the ever-dependable Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller has come into question. Processes have advanced and become more demanding, leading to the adoption of emerging solutions. Explore how PID controllers can be the right solution for various situations, while improving processes efficiency.
Two-wire control offers design engineers several thermal process operational benefits, that can improve the efficiency of your thermal process and reduce complexity in your application.
The process of “baking out” a heater can be a costly and, failure to perform this critical step prior to applying full power to a heater could have catastrophic effects if moisture is present. Watlow controllers offer a new feature designed to ensure that your heaters are ready when you need them.
Ohm’s Law has been a crucial feature of our electrical resistance understanding since 1827. We examine what this law describes and how it can help you improve the efficiency of your thermal system using power and temperature controllers.
Field Communications Overview: What We Have, How to Use it and How to Configure with External Devices
Learn about the variety of communication options available in Watlow temperature, process, and power controllers.
Explore the newest model types available from Watlow and see how a robust SCR controller can keep your heating systems at the forefront of your industry.
The power controller is a discrete output device that regulates your system with guidance from the temperature controller. There are three common power controllers: electromechanical relays, solid-state relays and silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs). Click to continue reading.