Tubular heat exchangers (tubular heating elements), also known as tubular steam heat exchangers (THMs) offer a cost-effective, reliable and efficient way of providing very direct heating to metals, different kinds of liquids and even air. They are also used to provide heating for medical equipment like incubators, cranes, ventilators and other medical equipment. There are some advantages of using this kind of heating element: they are extremely low maintenance, safe and very efficient at generating high temperatures. Some of the benefits of using this heating element:
Tubular Heating Elements
– They are usually available as a single or twin cylinder element, which makes them less expensive than other models that have more components. – They have a long shelf life and can also be used as a backup for other types of heat transfer devices, like convection under floor heat pumps. – They have very smooth inner surfaces and a high surface density. – The smooth inner surfaces facilitate easy cleaning, as well as the smooth distribution of heat.
One important feature of tubular heating elements is that they can be used in applications other than heating liquids. For example, they are used in boiler room radiators and air conditioners to transfer hot water to fans, and in convection boilers to circulate the heated liquids or air. These heating components are excellent alternatives to the conventional furnace heaters and central air conditioning systems. They also have some unique advantages over other heating appliances. They can be used to heat metals, like sheet iron, cast iron, steel, copper, brass, bronze and the like, while heating fluids like water and petroleum.