873 Series Quick Ship Contactor Control Panel

873 Series Quick Ship Contactor Control Panel

The 873 Series Quick Ship Contactor Temperature Control panel provides fast shipment, compact packaging, and is pre-engineered for resistive load applications. The panel is completely assembled, pre-wired, tested, and ready for trouble free installation and operation. Designed for use in industrial environments and outdoor installations. 4 STANDARD CONSTRUCTION FEATURES: NEMA 4X Fiberglass Enclosure 16”H x […]

Auto vs. Manual Tuning for Temperature Loops

Auto-tuning PID capabilities in temperature controllers solve most problems if used properly, but they do not always work as desired. Sometimes, a good old-fashioned manual approach is the solution. Proportional-integral-derivative control methods — more commonly known as PID control — have been used in industrial applications for as long as anybody can remember.Proportional-integral-derivative control methods […]

How to Prevent Electric Tank Heat Explosions

Being aware of potential dangers can help prevent electric tank heat explosions at industrial facilities. Electric tank heaters present several possible dangers in process heating applications. Recent incidents include one at a manufacturing plant and another at an oil-and-gas processing facility. The manufacturing facility incident occurred on the hydraulic oil storage tank similar to thousands […]

How to Calculate KW Requirements for Typical Heater Applications

Tank Heating Calculations When selecting a heater for tank heating application you must first determine whether the application requires that the temperature be maintained or if the temperature needs to be raised.  Below are the calculations for each application.  You can also visit our website and utilize our online calculator; look for the free calculator […]

Selecting Sheath Material, and Watt Density for Your Circulation Heater

It is important when selecting your circulation heater to choose the proper watt density and sheath material. If done correctly, selecting the right sheath material and watt density will provide your heater with a longer life and greater fluid integrity. Follow the guidelines below and use the information to help guide your decision making process. […]

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