Duct Heaters

 
Duct Heaters

Watlow duct heaters are constructed of sturdy 0.430 in. (11 mm) diameter WATROD heating elements mounted to a 1⁄4 in. (6 mm) thick steel flange. These air duct heaters are easily adapted to many non-pressurized air-heating systems.

Duct heaters are easily installed in applications requiring a wide range of temperature versus air flow combinations.

The modular duct heater offers increased reliability. The individual modules are removable through the housing of the assembly, which eliminates the need to pull the complete heater from the ductwork. This reduces downtime costs because the heating elements can be replaced individually. Performance improvements include quicker response time and reduced infiltration from the air stream being heated into the electrical enclosure.

Watlow air duct heaters offer advantages over gas or oil fired and open coil electric units with:

-Installation flexibility—no flues or fuel lines
-100 percent energy efficient—no energy loss up the flue
-Universal availability of electricity
-Resistance coil in sheath is protected from corrosive environments
-Duct heaters with general purpose enclosures meet UL® and CSA component recognition to 480 and 600VAC maximum respectively—UL® and CSA file numbers are E52951 and 31388.

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Product Features

  • Long life alloy 800 sheath resists corrosion/oxidation while protecting resistance coils against contamination
  • MgO insulation filled elements compacted to rock hard density maximizes dielectric strength, heat transfer and life
  • Field replaceable heating elements permits easy service and reduces downtime
  • General purpose terminal enclosure offers easy access to wiring
  • WATROD hairpins are recompacted after bending to eliminate hot spots and electrical insulation voids

Product Specifications

Terminal Enclosures:
  • In addition to the standard, general purpose terminal
  • enclosure, Watlow offers the following optional terminal
  • enclosures to meet specific application requirements:
  • Moisture resistant
  • Explosion resistant
  • High-temperature stand-off enclosures
Available Sheath Materials:
  • 304, 316, 321 SS
  • Alloy 800 and 840
  • Laminated alloy 600 (high-temp)
  • Hastelloy® C276

Applications

  • Drying ovens
  • Autoclaves
  • Furnaces
  • Load banks
  • Heat treating
  • Reheating
  • HVAC
  • Paint drying