4 TYPES OF IMMERSION HEATERS AND THEIR INDUSTRIAL USES
The term “immersion heater” refers to more than just one type of machine — it’s a broad label. There are four key categories of immersion heaters, each with slightly different designs, mechanisms of action, and intended uses. This post will analyze these heaters’ differences and which work best for specific applications.
Flanged heaters act as a source of direct heat to a liquid medium. They typically use hairpin elements or tubular bugle elements that extend from the flange’s face.
These heaters usually contain thermowells that allow for the use of temperature reading devices such as thermocouples and thermostats to provide better temperature control.
These devices also have limit sensors to prevent overheating and damaging heater elements.