Watlow® Obtains KGS Certification on Flange and Circulation Heaters
Watlow®, a designer and manufacturer of complete industrial thermal systems, is pleased to announce that it recently attained KGS certification on its flange and circulation heaters. The Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) is a governmental organization subordinated under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). KGS was accredited as a Korea notified inspection body in 2006, and the group assists the Korean government with defining and inspecting industrial and domestic gas-based equipment to ensure public safety.
This new KGS accreditation is a supplemental certification to Watlow’s IEC SP-892 Ex eb certification for its electric heat exchangers that operate in hazardous locations. Both IEC and KGS certifications offer customers the assurance that Watlow’s products are safe and effective, even in potentially explosive environments.
“We are proud to receive the KGS certification on our flange and circulation heaters,” said Jeff Diestelmeier, vice president and general manager of Watlow’s energy and environmental technologies business unit. “Korea is an important market for us, and this additional level of safety allows us to engage even more with our important customers in the region.”
Watlow’s circulation heaters offer customers a ready-made solution for electric heating because the heating elements, vessel, insulation, termination enclosure, mounting brackets and inlet and outlet connections are included offering a complete assembly. This makes installation easier and quicker than competitive solutions.
Watlow’s flange heaters are also easy to install and maintain. They are designed for heating liquids and gases in tanks and pressure vessels and are ideal for applications requiring higher kilowatts.
Watlow is a global industrial technology and manufacturing leader that provides world class engineering expertise and innovative thermal products and systems that enable customers to thrive.
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 1100 patents and employs more than 4,200 team members working in 12 manufacturing facilities and five advanced technology and development centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow covers 95 countries through sales and distribution offices 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