Friday, August 14, 2015

A Mini Electric Heater for Clean Flowing Gases

Need a small, compact electric heater to heat flowing air or gas? Equipment manufacturers and laboratory engineers  can find themselves challenged to provide a stream of clean high temperature air or gas.

The solution? A mini “process air” heater.

These heaters are designed so that the stream of air is heated by passing over an enclosed heated metal surface rather, than directly over resistance elements. This prevents contaminants from entering the flow of gas.

Generally, these heaters have the following specifications:
  • Designed for applications where streams of high temperature, clean air is needed. 
  • Air flow passes over an enclosed heated body; not exposed to ni-chrome  resistive elements.
  • Constructed of 304 Stainless Steel (other material is available). 
  • High temperatures, ranges and temperature sensors are available. 
Electric process air heaters provide quick heat up and cool down cycles with maximum heat transfer. They are compact and available in a variety of voltages.

There are many uses for these clean air process heaters. Some general applications are laminating, drying, baking, shrink fitting, plastic welding, soldering, preheating and metalworking, and packaging.

More specific industry uses are:

Aerospace:
  • Combustion testing
  • Flow simulation
  • Component stressing
Automotive:
  • Curing adhesives
  • Fuel cell testing
Packaging:
  • Paperboard sealing
  • Heat shrink installations
  • Forming
  • Curing adhesives
  • Sterilizion
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical/surgical hardware
  • Packaging materials
Paper/Printing:
  • Speed drying
  • Activation adhesives 
  • Ink drying

Semiconductor/Electronics:
  • Air knife in wave solder machines
  • Soldering/desoldering PC boards
  • Multi-station desoldering
  • Wafer and PC board drying
  • Heat shrinking insulation
  • Preheating process gases
Textiles:
  • Heat welding plastic or vinyl
For more information about these heaters, contact:

BCE
21060 Corsair Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 274-1990
Fax: (510) 274-1999
E-mail: sales@belilove.com
www.belilove.com