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Watlow provides energy process equipment engineers with innovative electrical heaters, sensors and controllers which enable a competitive edge for oil, gas, power generation market leaders as well as LNG and Hydrocarbon Industry. We accomplish this through world-class FEED-to-FIELD documentation, project management, integrated thermal products and technical support.


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ABOUT Watlow


SECTOR: Power

SUB SECTOR: Nuclear     

SPECIALITY: Nuclear

Watlow provides energy process equipment engineers with innovative electrical heaters, sensors and controllers which enable a competitive edge for oil, gas, power generation market leaders as well as LNG and Hydrocarbon Industry. We accomplish this through world-class FEED-to-FIELD documentation, project management, integrated thermal products and technical support.

A global supplier of thermal solutions for energy processing:

– Watlow’s OPTIMAX® electric heat exchanger helps you achieve a more efficient CAPEX

– Watlow’s WATCONNECT® standard control panels that are quickly configured to your specific application requirements and delivered within two weeks.

– Watlow’s HYDROSAFE® Indirect Electric Heat Exchanger for Dry Gas Seal Applications can be adapted to a variety of conditions

 

Contact details for European Headoffice:
Watlow Plasmatech GmbH
Brennhoflehen – Kellau 156
5431 Kuchl
Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 6244 20 12 90
Web: www.watlow.com
E-mail: germany@watlow.com

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FLUENT® In-Line Heater Provides On Demand Heating in a Small Package

Watlow’s new FLUENT in-line heater is a small, lightweight, high-performance heater that can replace both a traditional immersion type heater or a heater wrapped around a tube as part of a thermal system. Watlow’s FLUENT heater is designed as an integrated solution that replaces multiple components in a system. This heater design reduces overall system cost and complexity. Because of its high watt density, it offers ultra-fast response leading to higher system performance.

Watlow’s New OPTIMAX® Heat Exchanger Helps you Achieve a More Efficient CAPEX

Watlow has over 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing heat exchangers, and we have the knowledge, experience and expertise required to create optimal heating solutions. Watlow has taken the tried and true, critical design criteria and improved it to create a new generation heating technology – the OPTIMAX® Heat Exchanger.

Watlow’s New WATCONNECT® Control Panels are Quickly Configured for Standard Two-Week Delivery

Watlow® is now offering WATCONNECT® standard control panels that are quickly configured to your specific application requirements and delivered within two weeks. WATCONNECT panels integrate Watlow’s high-quality heater, sensor, temperature controller and power controller products for a complete thermal solution. Normally, competitive custom panels require significantly longer lead times. The broad range of standard features allows customers to quickly configure panels that usually would be considered custom for delivery within two weeks.

High Efficiency Heat Exchanger Helps You Achieve a More Efficient CAPEX

Watlow® has over 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing heat exchangers, and we have the knowledge, experience and expertise required to create optimal heating solutions. Watlow has taken tried and true, critical design criteria and improved it to create a new generation heating technology – the OPTIMAX® heat exchanger.

Indirect Heat Exchanger Ideal for a Wide Range of Dry Gas Seal Applications

HYDROSAFE®, Watlow’s new indirect electric heat exchanger for dry gas seal applications, has been designed as a standardized thermal solution that minimizes custom engineering requirements because it can be adapted to a variety of conditions. The HYDROSAFE provides very flexible heating capabilities (12 to 31.2 kW) to compensate for changes in gas flow rates, or changes in gas composition, when interconnected to our purpose engineered WATCONNECT® control panel. Multiple units may be connected in series for higher kW needs.

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Avoiding freezing and leakage: Optimal thermal management for the use of molten salt in solar thermal power plants with concentrated radiation

The demand for environmentally friendly and low-CO2 forms of energy generation has been increasing in Europe since the “Green Deal” was presented by the EU Commission in 2019, defining the climate neutrality of 26 member states up to the year 2050. Among other methods, the focus is on solar energy as an important representative in this area.

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How to Replace Sensors on Process Heaters

Process heaters, such as immersion heaters, use a range of sensor options to accurately measure and adjust the heat of a manufacturing process. If you’re a design engineer using the latest heating products, your process heater typically uses one of these three types of sensor:

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How Watt Density Specifications May Be Holding Back Optimal Electric Heat Exchanger Design

Typical customer specifications for a direct electric heat exchanger (DEHE) in forced convection gas applications aim for efficiency and safety given the technology principles that have been in place for the last two decades. For example, this has led to specifications calling for lower heat fluxes (watt densities) to maintain safe sheath temperatures reliably. More recently, newer technologies allow for higher watt densities while maintaining both safety and reliability. While the older specifications are conservative and safe, the design may be sub-optimal. Letting go of the assumption that watt density is roughly equivalent to a safe sheath temperature helps open up the possibilities of new design solutions, many of which can reduce overall footprint and make processes more efficient and less costly.

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Decarbonization, Electrification and the Case for Modern Electric Process Heaters

Companies in liquified natural gas (LNG) and other industries have been taking bold steps to reduce their carbon footprint. The overall strategy of these companies is to tackle carbon emissions not only through alternative energy investment and increased efficiency, but also through converting key industrial processes (like process heating) to electric (rather than fuel-fired). This paper explores pressures to electrify process heating, as well as the role that electric heat exchangers are playing, particularly in light of innovations in the design of these heaters.

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Better Heaters Mean More Innovative Analytical Equipment Designs

How ULTRAMIC® advanced ceramic heaters offer more design flexibility for mass spectrometers and other pieces of analytical equipment Advanced ceramic heaters offer a number of benefits when it comes to the design and marketing of analytical equipment. Many of the heaters used in today’s analytical equipment are metal-sheathed heaters based on legacy technology designed some 20 or 30 years ago, potentially limiting design innovation. By contrast, today’s advanced ceramic heaters are smaller, respond faster, can be more accurately controlled and can be more resistant to environmental contamination. They also offer more design flexibility and are easier to integrate into equipment, simplifying the manufacturing and assembly process. Watlow’s ULTRAMIC advanced ceramic heaters in particular can help analytical equipment manufacturers improve product performance and design, as well as accelerate their time to market.

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Determining Temperature Class for Electric Process Heaters

Electric process heaters that interface with flammable materials in explosive environments need to be properly evaluated to protect the equipment against catastrophic failures. There are several possible protection methods that may be employed to protect from a potential explosion. A temperature class requirement will be provided by the user based on the explosive gases that may be present in the installation area. The maximum surface temperature of the process heater must then be evaluated to assure compliance. Temperature classes that are based on the maximum operating temperature for heaters prescribe the level of safeguards. Determining the temperature class for a specific electric process heater is unique compared to other electrical components installed in classified locations. The temperature code, or T-code, is highly dependent on the process conditions of the heating application. Global Temperature Classes/Codes are broken down into the following various levels.

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Watlow® Launches ASPYRE® Power Controllers

St. Louis, MO – Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems recently launched ASPYRE®, a new power controller family. Available in sizes ranging from 35 to 700 amps, the ASPYRE family is flexible, scalable and offered with a variety of options allowing one platform to be reused across a wide range of applications.

Watlow® Launches ASPYRE® Power Controllers

Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems recently launched ASPYRE®, a new power controller family. Available in sizes ranging from 35 to 700 amps, the ASPYRE family is flexible, scalable and offered with a variety of options allowing one platform to be reused across a wide range of applications.

Watlow’s New WATCONNECT® SERIES C1 Control Panels Incorporate High-Quality Thermal Components in a Small and Simple Package

Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, recently introduced the SERIES C1 extra-small, non-hazardous location control panel. This new addition to Watlow’s WATCONNECT® control panel family is simple to order, simple to setup and incorporates Watlow’s thermal components in a UL® recognized package that can be delivered in less than two weeks.

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F4T: Good Fit For OEMs Selling To Non -Technical End Users

The F4T process controller features several modern capabilities integrated into one piece of technology. For less sophisticated end users, the F4T’s full-color touch screen makes it much easier to use than most power controllers.

Houston Delivers Value With WATCONNECT®

The value proposition of Watlow’s standard product line is proving to be a competitive advantage. The speed and quality built into the manufacturing process of the WATCONNECT® control panels manufactured in Houston was key in winning business.

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WATLOW - Energy process equipment engineers with innovative electrical heaters, sensors and controllers