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Many industrial processes today depend on the use of heated solutions contained in open vats or vessels. In these conditions our extensive range of over-
• Mild Steel • Lead • Stainless Steel EN 58J (Type 316) • Titanium • P.T.F.E
In each sheath material (excluding PTFE) five different combinations of length and loadings are offered as standard. Due to the vast range of solutions used in industry today it is impossible to give any meaningful guide as to the suitability of the various sheaths. The composition as well as the working temperature of the solution are of great importance and it is recommended that you consult us for advice if you are in any doubt. In some cases sheaths can only be proved by trial.
VAT HEATERS / METAL SHEET VAT HEATERS
Metal Sheath Vat Heaters
It is essential that the solution level covers the heated portion of the element at all times otherwise element overheating will occur. The use of LOW LIQUID LEVEL CUT-
Before removing heaters from a tank, they should be switched off and electrically isolated and remain immersed for a suitable period to ensure no undue temperature rise that may contribute to permanent failure.
Metal sheathed and Teflon coated heaters must be effectively earthed and be installed in accordance to current IEE wiring regulations for electrical installations.
To provide enhanced operator protection, it is recommended that a suitable residual current device with rated tripping current of 30mA or less be incorporated in the supply to the heater.
Further guidance on the installation and use of immersion heaters is available in the BNCE 'Safety Guidelines for Industrial Electric Immersion Heaters'.