Screw Plug Heater

Screw Plug Heaters are smaller version of Immersion Heaters in which heater flange in replaced with a Threaded Plug. A Single or multiple tubular heating elements that fitted into a thread hexagonal head which are then screwed directly through a threaded coupling in the tank wall or vessel, or installed process line. Screw plug heaters are an easy way to heat up solutions in smaller containers that may or may not require auto control on temperature. The Heaters can be installed either horizontally or vertically in the tank. The heater is compatible for both Single phase as well as three phase power supply.

The screw plug heaters are also be provided with a Thermo well, in which a temperature sensor can be installed for the Temperature monitoring and control purpose. In most of the applications a simple thermostat will be installed inside the thermo well and pre wired with the installed heater to ensure heater ON / OFF at a pre set temperature. The Thermostat knob can be projected outside the terminal cover for easy access of the operator.

Key Features

  • Efficient Heating and operation
  • Easy to install
  • Maintenance friendly
  • No expensive
  • Environmental performance
  • Sheath Material

    SS , Alloy 600 series, Alloy 800 series, Hastelloy, Titanium, copper  etc

  • Power Rating

    0.1kW to 50kW

  • Screw Plug Material

    CI, Carbon steel, Brass, SS etc

  • Screw Plug NPT fittings

    1”, 1.1/4”, 1.1/2”,2”,2.1/2”, 3” (BSP/ NPT) or equivalent Metric threads

  • Voltage

    120 to 690V AC Single phase or three phase

  • Terminal Enclosure

    Safe  / Hazardous

  • Control

    Thermocouple, RTD, Thermostat, Digitally controlled

Construction

 Screw Plug Heater Construction

1.Nickel Chromium Resistance wire for high mechanical and creep strength for maximum heater life. Nickel Chromium resistance coil is fusion welded to the metallic terminal pins.

2.High Purity magnesium oxide fill selected for maximum dielectric strength and thermal conductivity, highly compacted for maximum heat transfer.

3.Stainless steel sheath / Inconel sheath for oxidation and corrosion resistance in wide variety of environment and are suitable for high temperatures applications

 

Sheath Selection Guide

The different sheath materials used in these heaters have different watt densities and operating temperatures. While choosing the sheath material following points should be looked at

  • Stainless Steel: Maximum operating temperature is 1200 °F while the maximum watt density is 120 W/in2
  • Steel: Maximum operating temperature is 750 °F while the maximum watt density is 120 W/in2
  • INCOLOY: Maximum operating temperature is 1600 °F while the maximum watt density is 120 W/in2

Application

Sheath material

Screw plug material

Clean water, Freeze protection, hot water storage, Boiler and water heaters, cooling towers, Solutions not corrosive to copper

Copper

steel

Hot water, steam boilers, mildly corrosive solutions (in rinse tanks, spray washers)

incoloy

steel

Oils, Gases, Mildly corrosive liquids, stagnant or heavy oils, high temperature, low flow gas heating

Steel

 

Steel

Process water, soap and detergent solutions, Soluble cutting oils, demineralized or deionized water

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Mildly corrosive solutions

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Severe corrosive solutions, demineralized water

incoloy

Stainless steel

Light Oil, Medium Oil

Steel

Steel

Food Equipment, Food Equipment with cut out

Incoloy

Stainless steel

 

Applications

  • Clean water, hot water storage, portable water, freeze protection of liquid
  • Hot water, steam boilers, mildly corrosive solutions (in rinse tanks, spray washers), vapor degreasers
  • Severe corrosive solutions, demineralized water, food equipment