A common type of heater used in the food service industry are Immersion Heaters. Immersion Heaters are industrial heating appliances that are used by many industrial processes for maintaining a fluids temperature. Many industries including the food industry make use of these electric heating devices to meet their heating environment requirements. Immersion heaters come in various sizes, shapes and watt density. They are inexpensive, dependable and durable heat transfer solutions that can be customized to suit your company’s needs.
This is very important in the world today. The ability to cook food at the correct temperature, guarantee fluids are heated to the correct temperature, etc… The FDA and DOH have strict food preparation, serving and storage guidelines for a reason. To prevent illness, injury, death of a customer or even worse, a pandemic. More about Immersion heaters.
Immersion heaters are used for direct liquid immersion heating applications. They are constructed of one or more heater elements brazed or welded into various types of mounting fittings. Standard and custom engineered designs are available for tailored solutions to application requirements. There are many types of immersion heaters.
Bottom-Mounted immersion heaters were originally designed for use in coffee urns. However, their compact construction makes them ideal for use in steam tables, humidifiers, sterilizers and other applications requiring a very low heater profile and a short element length. Standard Construction Bottom-Mounted immersion heaters are made with either two or three copper-sheathed tubular elements that are silver soldered to a threaded brass fitting. The fitting is installed through a 2-7/16″ diameter hole in the bottom of the vessel, and secured to the vessel by a brass hex nut. The hex nut is an integral part of the NEMA 1 terminal box, which is standard on all units. Since standard heaters are made only with copper elements, their use is confined to water or solutions not corrosive to copper or brass.
All heaters are designed at a watt density of 50 watts per square inch or less. Standard heaters are available in 120, 208 and 240 volts. Heaters with two elements are designed for single-phase operation, while three element heaters can also be used for single-phase applications where space limitations preclude the use of a two-element heater.
Having the right heater for the job can save money long term, prevent illness or injury in the food service industry and guarantee a better product.
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