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Plating Metal Objects with FIREBAR® Heater

Opportunity:

The customer needed to heat a degreasing tank

Problem:

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.

Solution:

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.

Value Added:

FIREBAR allows lower watt density than an equivalent tubular heater in the same footprint.