Technical Section - Sizing of Heaters -
The selection of the size or wattage of a heater required is a combination of factors that need to be considered.
The greatest demand for energy of course is when the solution is cold and needs to be heated to process temperature. Capacity, temperature rise and time are equal factors in selection of heaters. The requirement of the capacity of the tank cannot be changed, however time and temperature rise may be changed with the use of tank covers and timers to allow for a greater heat up time. Once the tank is up to temperature, the heat loss due to metal products removing heat and surface loss now become important that the heater is able to keep up.
Unless all of the above factors are considered, heater oversizing or undersizing will occur. We will consider all of the details of your application and then make our recommendation.
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