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Ceramic materials like silicon carbide are used to create ceramic heating components, which generate heat. They are employed in various applications as well as low- and high-temperature furnaces and ovens. Read More…

Ceramic Heating Elements Ceramic heating elements are heat generation utilities that are composed of ceramic materials like silicon carbide. They are used in low and high-temperature ovens and furnaces as well as in several other applications.
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Danvers, MA  |  978-777-0070

Hotwatt manufactures a complete line of heating elements for a wide range of uses. We offer a broad product line from electric to cartridge and countless other systems as well. For those difficult applications, custom products are also available.

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Backer Hotwatt, Inc. $$$

Columbus, IN  |  812-372-0281

Ulanet™ has 78 years of engineering and manufacturing experience in the production of cartridge, hermetically sealed, miniature, capsule, industrial thermostats, thermal time delay relays, immersion heaters, and numerous other heating elements.

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Tulsa, OK  |  918-224-6755

Delta Manufacturing is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial heating elements. We specialize in electric heaters, band heaters, strip heaters, cartridge heaters, tubular heaters and immersion heaters. We can ship what you need in 24-48 hours, so call today! A woman-owned company.

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Delta Manufacturing Company Incorporated $$$

Edmonton, AB  |  1-800-661-8529 (Canada)

As a leader in heating and filtration solutions, Thermon Heating Systems manufactures seven of the top brands in industrial heating and filtration products including: Cata-Dyne™ Explosion-Proof Gas Catalytic Heaters, Ruffneck™ Heaters for the Harshest Environments, Caloritech™ Engineered Electric Heat, 3L Filters™ Engineered Filtration Systems, Norseman™ Electric Explosion-Proof Heaters, and Fastrax® Track. and Switch Heaters. CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. was acquired by Thermon in October 2017 and is now Thermon Heating Systems Inc.

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Thermon Heating Systems Inc. $$$
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What are Ceramic Heating Elements?

A ceramic heater's heating elements are in direct or close proximity to the material or space being heated. Products that melt, cook, dry, warm, seal, or reform material can use ceramic heating components.

Ceramic heating components are also found in a variety of industrial and consumer goods, including hair dryers, space heaters, toasters, and irons. Ceramic heating components may provide a lot of heat that is dispersed evenly.

Ceramic Heaters

Due to their greater capacity for generating heat and their ability to distribute it evenly, they are regarded by many professionals as being superior to wire heating elements. They are also less likely to start fires and have a longer lifespan than wire heating elements. In addition, because of their high electrical resistance, ceramic heating components are extremely efficient heaters.

The capacity of a heating element to generate heat depends on how electrically resistive it is. The durability and longevity of ceramic heating elements are also superior to those of other heat element types.

How Ceramic Heating Elements Work

Electric resistance heating, the heat produced by a material with high electrical resistance while a current is conducted through it, underlies the operation of metal and ceramic heating components.

Metal or ceramic heating components produce heat by resisting the flow of electricity when a current passes through them. Although furnace designers have a wide range of heating element options at their disposal, ceramic heaters typically fall into one of two categories: exposed ceramic rods or coils, ribbons, and wires of an alloy encased in a ceramic insulating plate.

These heating elements all function according to the same basic idea. Under ideal circumstances, the element should resist current flow and produce heat radiating into the heat treatment chamber. As 100% of the given electricity is potentially turned into heat, this has a considerably higher efficacy over combustion.

However, many interrelated events can impact these two fundamental features. These fundamentally significant properties include watt loading, voltage, element size, alloy composition, and device architecture, to name just a few. The disadvantage of exposed silicon carbide ceramic heating components is that they are prone to cross-reactivity with ambient gases at high temperatures because the material is not fully densified.

The conductive cross-section of the element may be impacted by these processes, which over time results in a progressive rise in electrical resistance. For example, a silicon carbide ceramic heating element's resistance may rise by as much as 300 percent before it reaches the end of its useful life.

Types of Ceramic Heaters

The different types of ceramic heaters include:

Tubular Heaters

Tubular heaters are made of a resistance wire packed with a ceramic insulator and housed inside a tubular metal sheath body. The ceramic insulator is characterized by high heat conductivity and dielectric strength. It stabilizes the resistance wire mechanically and guards against oxidation and corrosion. As a result, the tubular heater is made safer, more efficient, and less likely to catch fire.

Components of a Tubular Heater

Immersion Heaters

Liquids and gasses can be heated directly in tanks and vessels using immersion heaters intended for this purpose. These heaters are made of several hairpin-shaped heating elements made of tubular material.

A resistance wire is also used in the tubular heating elements of flanged immersion heaters, which are housed in a bed of ceramic insulators and a sheath. Convective heating occurs when the fluids touch the metal sheath and raise their temperature.

Immersion Heater

Applications of Ceramic Heating Elements

  • A heater intended to keep food items warm would be an illustration of one of these heaters. Instead of indirectly warming the substance through fans or ducts, the heating element warms it directly.
  • Immersion heaters can occasionally use ceramic heating components. An immersion heater uses heating elements that can be submerged in a liquid to heat the material in the immediate vicinity.
  • Ceramic heating elements are used in numerous industrial and manufacturing applications, such as heaters, ovens, dryers, and furnaces. Products that melt, cook, dry, warm, seal, and reform material can use ceramic heating components.
  • Ceramic heating components are also found in a variety of industrial and consumer goods, including hair dryers, space heaters, toasters, and irons.

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