Strip Heaters Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Strip Heaters: Keeping Our Food Hot and Fresh

    Strip Heaters With the fast pace of American society it is hard for the average American family to sit down for a meal all the time. Most families have two parents with full time jobs and children who participate in some sort of after school activity. For those days where everyone in the family is either to busy, tired or lazy to cook up a meal there are a number of options for some quick take-out. Perhaps one of the best take-out deals is Little Caesar's Hot-N-Ready. Low-quality pizza never...

  • Process Heaters and the Oil Industry

    Strip Heaters The processing of crude oil to prepare it for applications including automobiles, industrial machinery and a variety of other industrial, commercial and residential uses requires heat. The heat is achieved by way of process heaters. In essence, keeping the crude oil hot allows the separation of specific additives and chemicals in the oil which are used for different types of oil-based products. These different types include gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene and heating oil as well as many others. Other elements in oil are also used as the building...

  • Strip Heaters: For Ovens and Conveyors Alike

    Strip Heaters Heating systems do not always look the way one would assume they should look. Personally, I have always thought that electric heaters looked like giant furnaces in the basement of a house or commercial building unless it was a small portable space heater, like most ceramic heaters. However, there is a much greater variety of electric heaters utilized in the industrial world as well as by consumers. A perfect example of how one style of heater can be used in two very different applications is the strip heater,...

  • The Ins and Outs of Strip Heaters

    A strip heater is a simple heater that is mounted to a surface. The heater is then used to heat the surface itself, or the air or gas inside the surface or container. Strip heaters are often used as temporary heating devices, but they are also used as permanent heating devices as well. There are two main uses for strip heaters. The first use is for convection air heating, and the second use is for clamp-on heating. The heaters look like simple strips of metal or tubing, and typically use...

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Strip Heaters

Strip heaters are small electric heaters that can be clamped or bolted onto a surface for direct transfer of heat to a solid object or for the heating of air in an enclosure. Strip heaters are usually flat, straight and similar in shape to a ruler, but they are often finned for fuller heat radiation when they are used to heat air. They can also be used to heat tubes, pipes and nozzles, in which case they can be designed as circular bands that clamp around cylindrical objects.

Strip heaters must be bolted or clamped on to a surface, so they often feature holes, notches, clamps or bolts; many strip heater manufacturers offer custom-shaped strip heaters to fit unique applications. A few of strip heaters' common applications include providing heat for cylinders, platens, process machines, moisture protection, thawing, baking, drying ovens, food processing, control cabinets, acrylic extrusions and space heaters. Strip heaters may be used individually or in groups to provide melting, drying or air heating. Strip heaters can also be used in the formation and shaping of plastics. In plastic extrusion, strip heaters can be used to assist in the plasticization of raw plastic stock while it is processed in a conveyance channel. They are also used to heat plastics in advance of bending processes.

Strip heaters generate heat by transforming electrical energy into thermal energy. The process of conversion between electrical energy and thermal energy is called Joule heating. An electrical current can be loosely defined as an excited stream of electrons. When those excited electrons collide with the atomic ions of the conductive medium, in this case the strip heater, those ions start to vibrate. Heat is one of the noticeable expressions of that vibration. The vibration of the ions of the conductor eventually is transmitted to any surrounding surfaces or atmospheric particles. The greater the surface area of the conductive surface, the more opportunities for atomic collisions to occur. It is for this reason that strip heaters used to heat air are finned; every extra inch of conductive surface is another opportunity to create collisions. Mica, mineral and ceramic materials are used to insulate strip heaters, and the main, outer strip heater construction materials are steel, stainless steel and nickel alloys. Mineral insulated strip heaters can reach the highest temperatures when paired with stainless steel, reaching up to 1400ºF; mica and ceramic heaters reach temperatures between 700º-1200ºF. Strip heaters are characterized by their rugged construction, easy installation and relatively low cost.

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