Plating Metal Objects with FIREBAR® Heater
The customer needed to heat a degreasing tank
This company plates all types of metal objects with precious metals such as gold and silver. Heat is required for a degreasing tank for cleaning of the objects prior to plating. Severe coking was causing this customer to purchase new tubular heaters every three months.
After reviewing the FIREBAR® literature, the customer was convinced that the FIREBAR heater would last longer, so we chose a 2-1/2 inch FIREBAR screw plug, 23 W/in2. The lower sheath temperature eliminated their coking problem.
FIREBAR allows lower watt density than an equivalent tubular heater in the same footprint.