Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Use External Electric Heating Panels for Ease and Simplicity

ELP tank heater
ELP tank heater construction
When it comes to heating process tanks electrically, you have two options - immersion or externally mounted panels. Immersion heaters must penetrate the tank wall, or be placed of over-the-side in an open top tank. Both approaches add cost and/or safety considerations. Sometimes entry to the tank may not be possible at all.  A good alternative are electric heating panels.

One type of exterior heater design, the epoxy laminated panel (or ELP), is a very versatile tank heater. Possessing unique flexibility, ELP heating panels can be used in a variety of heating applications ranging from freeze protection to process heating up to 212 deg. F . These panels can be used on either vertical or horizontal tanks of metallic or non-metallic construction. They can be used in dry, wet, or corrosive environments in ordinary or approved hazardous locations.

ELP heating panels are quick and easy to install, require no special tools or skills. Heaters are usually installed by banding them to the tank with metal bands or polyester straps. Installation of several ELP heating panels takes only a few minutes.

Check out the following document for more information on the epoxy laminated panel heaters.